Corona wave in Florida: US President cancels Republican party conference – politics

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07/24/2020 12:56 pm



Donald Trump prefers not to go to Florida: There are many corona cases there and he wants to be “a role model”.

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Because of the flare-up of the corona pandemic in the US state of Florida, President Donald Trump canceled the Republican party convention planned for the end of August. “The timing for the event is not right,” he said. “I have to protect the American people.” There is nothing more important than the safety of the Americans. Trump’s formal nomination for the presidential election on November 3 is now set to be smaller Framework in Charlotte, North Carolina. The framework in which he will give his nomination speech has not yet been decided.


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With the cancellation of the major event planned in Florida, Trump turned around. It was only in June that he announced the relocation of parts of the party convention originally planned in Charlotte with around 19,000 delegates. North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper had declared because of the corona pandemic that such a major event would only be possible under conditions such as wearing masks and fewer participants.

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“We had a huge thing planned,” said Trump. He does not want to find himself in the situation in which he is accused of doing something unsafe. Rather, he wants to be a role model. Critics accuse the president of the opposite. Early on in the pandemic, Trump urged the economy to reopen and a quick return to normal operations. In June he held an election campaign meeting in front of several thousand supporters in a closed hall after a break of several months against the advice of experts.

The situation is coming to a head

However, the corona situation in Florida has worsened significantly since mid-June. In the state with a good 21 million inhabitants, there are now around 400,000 known infections with the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen.

The Democrats will also hold their party conference planned for August for the nomination of their presidential candidate mostly virtually. Ex-Vice President Joe Biden should accept the nomination as a candidate at the original venue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it said. However, the delegates should not travel due to the corona pandemic.

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The USA passed another dramatic milestone in the corona pandemic. Meanwhile are in the country with around 330 million inhabitants More than four million infections with the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen have been detected. More than 144,000 people died after infection, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In no other country in the world are so many infections known.

High number of unreported cases

The US health authority CDC also assumes that there is a high number of unreported infections in many regions of the country. More than 15 million corona infections have been recorded worldwide. Around 626,000 people have died so far in connection with the Covid-19 disease.

In the USA, the pandemic has recently worsened dramatically. The authorities reported between 60,000 and 77,000 new infections per day in the past two weeks. More than 1000 deaths were recorded within 24 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday (local time).

Which quote is really from Trump?

Did he say that – or did he? Test your Trump knowledge here!

Question 1/17:

“It’s snowing and freezing in New York. We need global warming!”


Yes – that was a tweet from Trump on November 7, 2012.

Question 2/17:

“I love your upper body.”


Yes – that’s what Trump said about Halle Berry’s appearance on the Howard Stern Show on February 6, 2013.

Question 3/17:

“I don’t want to see anything wobble.”


No – Trump did not say that, but Heidi Klum in the 11th season of “Germany’s Next Top Model” (GNTM) on March 30, 2018.

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Question 4/17:

“It’s getting interesting now – that’s what I call squeaky bum time.”


No – it was Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson who commented on the battle for the Premier League championship.

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Question 5/17:

“This is more work than before. I thought it would be easier.”


Yes – Trump replied in a Reuters interview on April 28, 2017.

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Question 6/17:

“Only I can live forever.”


No – that’s what Lord Voldemort says in the Harry Potter book “Deathly Hallows”.

Question 7/17:

“My fingers are long and beautiful, as has been well documented, so are other parts of my body.”


Yes – that was Trump’s reaction to a derisive remark in Spy Magazine, to which he replied on March 4, 2011 in an interview with the New York Post’s celebrity site “Page Six”.

Question 8/17:

“We can’t trust people who have such bad food.”


No – French President Jacques Chirac made this statement about the British on the sidelines of the meeting with German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Kaliningrad on July 3, 2005.

Question 9/17:

“I have a winning disposition. I know how to win.”


Yes – that’s what Trump said in the first TV duel against Hillary Clinton on September 27, 2016.

Question 10/17:

“You never get to the face because the body is so good.”


Yes – that’s what Donald Trump said about Paris Hilton’s appearance on the Howard Stern Show on January 7, 2004.

Question 11/17:

“Always learn from the mistakes of others, not your own – this is the much cheaper way.”


Yes – this is a Trump tweet from December 23, 2013.

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Question 12/17:

“There can be no mercy for those of us who make it to the top of the food chain.”


No – this sentence is from Frank Underwood from the Netflix series “House of Cards”.

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Question 13/17:

“If someone attacks you, don’t hesitate. Aim at the carotid artery. Strike back massively!”


Yes – Trump gives this advice in a 16 page chapter on revenge in his book “Think Big And Kick Ass”.

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Question 14/17:

“Apologizing is a great thing. However, you must be wrong.”


Yes – that’s what Trump said in an interview with Jimmy Fallon on his “Tonight Show” on September 12, 2015.

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Question 15/17:

“To be popular, you have to be nice every day. To be hated, you don’t have to do anything.”


No – that’s what Homer Simpson says in the series “The Simpsons”.

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Question 16/17:

“Black guys count my money. I hate that.”


Yes – Trump is quoted in USA Today on May 20, 1991. The photo shows Trump on February 27, 2017 at a meeting in the Oval Office with representatives from universities with a predominantly black student body.

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Question 17/17:

“I have ideas that can make human existence better for the next 100 years. Period.”



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