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At a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting Wednesday, President Donald Trump presented a bold — and completely false — attempt to blame former President Barack Obama for the current lack of testing capacity for coronavirus, which public health officials have said for weeks is leaving them in the dark as to the true nature of the virus’ threat.
The Trump administration’s response to coronavirus can be summarized in a quote from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the respected director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a major public face of the administration’s response.
Joe Biden has equalized Bernie Sanders’ early lead in the Democratic presidential primary with a landslide in South Carolina and a great Super Tuesday performance. Right now, he holds a delegate lead, though thousands of votes remain to be counted in California.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was quickly declared the winner of the two of the most delegate-rich states voting on Super Tuesday, Virginia and North Carolina. Both victories showed the strength of his candidacy in the South and the strength he’d gained from a great week.
More than a third of the Democratic pledged delegates who will ultimately vote at the party’s convention this July will be assigned according to how voters choose their preferences today. Fourteen states will cast ballots, and American Samoa will hold its caucuses.
In a subtle turn of phrase Monday, Vice President Mike Pence seemed to acknowledge a fact that public health experts have been arguing for weeks as the Trump administration has minimized the risk of coronavirus in the United States.