Your Daily Roundup for July 21st
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Good morning. As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on life in America, our team at Future Majority is tracking the latest updates:
Trump is waging a war against America’s cities:
President Trump is defying all norms, especially those typically held by small-government conservatives, as he’s deployed unmarked federal law enforcement agents to Portland, Oregon to intimidate and suppress peaceful protesters.
And yesterday, he threatened to carry out this authoritarian playbook in other cities, including Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia. At a time when Americans need to trust their government’s pandemic response, unleashing a secret police force to arrest lawful citizens will only further beget mistrust, confusion, and unnecessary pain.
COVID-19 is devastating Los Angeles:
County officials reported yesterday that 2,232 residents of Los Angeles County were hospitalized due to COVID-19 Monday alone -- a single-day record. 26% of those patients are in the ICU.
In Texas, where the virus is surging, it took 53 days to reach the grim milestone of 1,000 deaths. It only took 10 days for that number to rise from 3,000 to 4,000.
Despite all of the chaos, Trump’s approval is holding steady:
A new poll from Fox News puts the president’s approval rating in a slightly better position than other national polling, but still under water by almost 10 points:
- Approve: 45%
- Disapprove: 54%
The same poll finds that the gap between Trump and Biden is nearly the same margin, at 8 points:
- Biden: 49%
- Trump: 41%
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