Across America, more than 30,000 people have died from coronaviruses – doubling in a week – hundreds of thousands of people are sick and millions are fighting for their financial survival.
Donald Trump goes wild as his handling of the crisis comes under scrutiny. But despite no real end in sight – the president plans to open at least part of the country in two weeks.
On Divided States, Amanda Walker is in Washington and joined on the podcast by Alistair Bunkall, in New York, and Greg Milam, in California.
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They discuss Trump’s odd press conference this week, where he said he had “absolute power”, and after which he was accused of “the biggest merger ever” by an American president and for trying to “rewrite the history” of his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Greg tells us how the West Coast of America copes with the foreclosure, and Ali revisits a doctor in New York who, a few weeks ago, described the situation there as “hell” and “worse than 11 September”.
We are also discussing the race for the White House in 2020 as former President Barack Obama officially endorses Joe Biden. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren also gave their approval, Warren going so far as to say that she would agree to be Biden’s choice for running.