Weekend Wrap-Up — August 17, 2020

Weekend Wrap-Up — August 17, 2020

(TargetLiberty.org) – Monday’s come back around again as it’s wont to do. The weekend has come and gone, now everyone has to trudge through five more days of “real life” until they can relax again. As usual, the news cycle kept on going as most of America put their feet up over the last few days.

Here are some of the biggest news stories from this past weekend.

Sad News for Trump Family

On August 15, the White House released a statement informing the country of President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert’s death. The commander-in-chief’s sibling passed away at a New York hospital at the age of 71.

The heartbroken president said his brother was his “best friend” and he’ll be missed greatly. Ivanka Trump tweeted about her uncle after the news broke.

Fortunately, President Trump was able to visit with his brother on Friday evening before he passed.

White House Denies Claims

During an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” on August 16, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows denied reports that the US Postal Service is decommissioning mail-sorting machines. Democrats and other Liberal activists have been in a tizzy over accusations Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was removing 671 machines.

Meadows said “no sorting machines” are going offline before the election in November. He went on to say Democrats are spreading the rumor in order to “stoke fear.”

State Turns Down Unemployment

In early August, President Trump signed an executive order partially extending unemployment aid by adding $400 a week for those who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. One state, however, is turning it down.

On August 14, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) thanked the president for his problem solving and leadership, but said her state doesn’t need the extra money. According to the governor, residents have recovered almost 80% of the jobs lost during the pandemic.

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