Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged lawmakers to redirect unspent stimulus money allocated by Congress under the CARES Act to provide targeted support to parts of the U.S. economy that have been hardest-hit by the pandemic. “I hope that Congress will seriously consider reallocating $580 billion of funds that have already been appropriated that wouldn’t cost taxpayers an additional penny,” he said in a phone interview on Thursday, as cited by Bloomberg. Mnuchin suggested the unspent funds could be used to help small businesses in the entertainment, travel, and restaurant industries, as well as to extend unemployment insurance. “I believe it will have a significant impact for people whose businesses have been impacted by COVID—they can then get through to the beginning of next year when we will have vaccines broadly…
The son of President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr.., tested positive for COVID-19 this week, and is experiencing no symptoms, his spokesman told media outlets late Friday.
The spokesman said that聽Trump Jr. has been “quarantining out at his cabin” since the positive COVID-19 test at the start of the week.
“He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines,” he said.
Trump Jr., 42, is the latest in the president’s circle to contract the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus, following President Trump’s聽diagnosis on Oct. 2. By Oct. 12, the president, who experienced mild symptoms, had recovered, testing negative for two consecutive days, and appeared at a rally in Florida.
COVID-19 is a disease that primarily requires hospital care in the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.聽A significant portion of all CCP virus patients show few or no symptoms, according to U.S. health officials. The vast majority of patients survive.
Earlier on Friday, Rudy Giuliani鈥檚 son Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide, confirmed that he had also tested positive for COVID-19.
“This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing,” he announced on Twitter.
Multiple states across the country are imposing new restrictions to prevent the spread of the CCP virus. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a near statewide month-long curfew, requiring聽non-essential work and gatherings to halt between 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
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Ronald Reagan biographer Craig Shirley responded to threats of punishment towards Trump staff and supporters by political speakers on the far left. Shirley called these鈥攖hreats of “tortious interference.” “Tortious interference has been a law since before the Constitution.” A form of tortious interference is when someone improperly interferes with a business relationship or transaction between a person and a third party. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) requested on Twitter that Trump appointees and supporters be listed and recorded. From NTD News Focus News: Trump Backers Threatened With Blacklist