CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Top U.S. health officials told lawmakers Tuesday [June 23, 2020] that they haven’t discussed the Covid-19 pandemic with President Donald Trump for more than two weeks, a period in which cases have surged in some of the most populous states.

A spike in infections in Texas, California, Florida and Arizona has ignited fear that hospitals could be overwhelmed and that some of the steps states have taken to re-open for business may need to be rolled back. Trump has blamed the wave of infections on testing and said at a rally in Oklahoma Saturday that he told his administration to rein in screening.”

-Anna Edney, “Health Officials Haven’t Spoken to Trump Despite Virus Surge,” bloomberg.com, June 23, 2020