CNN 11 Nov 2020

Friedman: Trump soiling great day for American democracy


New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman says that the large turnout for the 2020 election should be a moment celebration in the United States, but instead has been soiled by President Trump's reaction to losing.


CNN's Fareed Zakaria says that President Donald Trump's refusal to concede an election he lost is another in a long list of norms he is breaking and is dangerous for the future of American democracy.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a double crisis for the world's poorest people.

First, they have the highest risk of exposure to the virus, and least access to quality healthcare.

Second, recent estimates show the pandemic could push up to 115 million people into poverty this year - the first increase in decades. Women are at greatest risk because they are more likely to lose their jobs, and less likely to have social protection.

In these extraordinary times, we need extraordinary efforts to fight poverty.

The pandemic demands strong collective action.

Governments must accelerate economic transformation by investing in a green, sustainable recovery.

We need a new generation of social protection programmes that also cover people working in the informal economy.

Joining together in common cause is the only way we will emerge safely from this pandemic.

On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, let's stand in solidarity with people living in poverty, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
With only days left until the U.S. election, both the Biden and Trump campaigns are fighting for the Latino vote in the swing state of Florida. Esteban Garces, the treasurer of a PAC supporting Biden, says the pandemic is a key issue.

Vice President-elect Kamala #Harris said voters had brought a "new day for America" as she opened a victory speech on Saturday with President-elect Joe #Biden. Harris, who will be the highest-ranking woman in #US history, took the stage in Wilmington, Delaware in a white suit in honor of the women's suffragist movement to the sounds of Mary J. Blige. "When our very democracy was on the ballot in this election, with the very soul of America at stake and the world watching, you ushered in a new day for America," Harris said to cheers from the socially distanced outdoor crowd. #USA2020 #USElections

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