Top of the News – 24th June 2020

Trump again blames testing for high coronavirus numbers during Arizona rally

By Don Jacobson and Daniel Urea

June 23 (UPI) -- Three days after restarting his campaign tour in Oklahoma, President Donald Trump visited Arizona Tuesday where he continued to blame testing for the country's high tally of COVID-19 cases and praised the construction of an expanded physical barrier on the southern U.S. border.

While speaking to a crowd in the auditorium of Dream City Church in Phoenix, Trump repeated his stance that testing rates have contributed to the United States reporting more coronavirus cases than any other nation at 2.3 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Trump’s brother seeks to halt family tell-all book

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s brother is asking a New York City judge to prevent the president’s niece from publishing a tell-all book, which is expected to be released later this month.

In court papers, Robert Trump’s lawyers argue that Mary Trump and others had signed a settlement agreement in the late 1990s that included a confidentially clause explicitly saying they would not “publish any account concerning the litigation or their relationship,” unless they all agreed.

The settlement agreement related to the will of Donald Trump’s father, New York real estate developer Fred Trump.

Governor: Texas hits 5,000 new virus cases for first time

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Texas has surpassed 5,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time, another troubling milestone as the largest pediatric hospital in the U.S. begins taking adult patients to free up bed space in Houston.

The announcement comes days after Texas eclipsed 4,000 new cases for the first time just last weekend. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, told lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday that “the next couple weeks are going to be critical” in Texas and other states that are trying to curtail an alarming spike in new cases


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