Your Daily Roundup for May 29th
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Good morning. As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on the U.S. economy, our team at Future Majority is tracking the latest updates:
Protests arising from the killing of George Floyd have escalated, as the officers responsible have yet to be charged and Trump incites violence:
Protestors took to the streets of Minneapolis and around the country for a third night to speak out against the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed while in police custody and pleaded with the officers that he could not breathe.
As the protests escalated, Trump suggested that those speaking out should be shot, a shocking incitement of violence by the President of the United States. Twitter flagged his tweet for glorifying violence, the second tweet they flagged of his (the other for promoting falsehoods about vote by mail):
Over 100,000 Americans have died due to COVID-19, and there is still no national strategy in sight:
The President for weeks has declared victory on COVID-19, despite the death toll rising and surpassing a grim 100,000 Americans lost. Just yesterday, Trump said, “I just beat COVID.”
As 40,000,000 Americans are out of work, there is still no national testing strategy, nor a national strategy to address the public health crisis and rebuild. New cases are on the rise in more than a dozen states, many of which have begun to reopen their economies. Only today did the CDC provide comprehensive guidance on how businesses can safely reopen and keep their employees healthy.
Democrats are closing in on Republicans advantage on handling the economy:
A new Politico/Morning Consult poll shows Democrats and Republicans in congress are even among registered voters when asked who they trust more to handle the economy (40% to 41%, respectively).
On the issue of jobs, the breakdown is flipped, with voters trusting Democrats at 41% and Republicans at 40%.
Democrats continue to hold a significant lead on the issue of healthcare among voters (49% to 31%).
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