Weekend Wrap-Up

Weekend Wrap-Up

(TargetLiberty.org) – The holiday weekend wasn’t short on news, apparently. Memorial Day demonstrated the contrast of leadership between President Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. In addition, the White House implemented a travel ban on Brazil. Finally, the president tore into a new Columbia University “study” that’s little more than a hit piece on him.

2020 Rivals Have Different Memorial Day Showings

Donald Trump has been in the public for weeks giving speeches, while Joe Biden has hidden in his mansion for months. On Memorial Day, the former vice president made his first appearance in public to pay his respects to fallen veterans at a memorial park in Delaware.

Meanwhile, Trump held back-to-back Memorial Day appearances. The first was at the Arlington National Cemetery where he and the first lady laid a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then the president moved on to Fort McHenry in Baltimore. There, he spoke about the history behind the national anthem and how it came to be.

The president’s words were touching and further showed how much he appreciates the American heroes who gave their lives for this great country.

Travel Ban Placed on Brazil

The president has already implemented a number of travel bans to slow down immigration rates and, thus, reduce the spread of COVID-19. The latest country added to the list is Brazil, the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus cases. As of Tuesday morning, There are just under 200,000 active cases (376,669 recorded in total) and 23,522 deaths.

Currently, the temporary travel ban list is comprised of:

  • China
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Iran
  • Brazil

Brazillian President Jair Bolsonaro is downplaying the severity of the virus and urging businesses to remain open. He’s attempting to avoid some of the economic damage the US has seen by trying to avoid stay-at-home orders and business closures.

University Study Has Rose-Tinted Glasses

The saying “hindsight is 20/20” can be aptly applied to a new “study” that came from Columbia University. It claims that nearly 36,000 deaths could have been avoided through early May if social distancing and lockdown measures were put into place one to two weeks earlier. Of course, this comes out months after we’ve acquired much more data about the virus and how to combat it, yet this knowledge seems to have been applied in hindsight.

In that case, of course there could have been fewer deaths if we had the same knowledge we do now months ago.

Trump called out the university during a segment on “Full Measure,” calling it a “disgraceful institution.”

China actively withheld information about the virus and the severity of its own initial outbreak. Back during the early stages, the US didn’t fully understand the threat we now face. Given the circumstances and significant limitations he has faced, Trump has done an incredible job of protecting America from the coronavirus.

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