The Daily Beast: Trump Goes to Golf Club, Not Church, After Demanding Houses of Worship Open

The Daily Beast: Trump Goes to Golf Club, Not Church, After Demanding Houses of Worship Open. “President Donald Trump headed to his Virginia golf club once again Sunday morning, according to a Wall Street Journal reporter, just days after he made a brief press statement demanding that houses of worship be opened ‘right now for this weekend’ during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Business Insider: Angry truck drivers are slamming Trump for saying their protest on devastatingly low rates was a ‘sign of love’ for him

Business Insider: Angry truck drivers are slamming Trump for saying their protest on devastatingly low rates was a ‘sign of love’ for him. “A group of protesting truck drivers, blaring their horns, interrupted a White House press conference on May 15. President Donald Trump was forced to stop talking about potential vaccines for the coronavirus to recognize the group. But Trump said the truck drivers weren’t protesting — they were parked outside the White House as a ‘sign of love’ for him. In fact, it’s a protest on what truck drivers say is a lack of transparency in how their rates are calculated. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, their pay has sank to unusually low rates. ”

Washington Post: Antimalarial drug touted by President Trump is linked to increased risk of death in coronavirus patients, study says

Washington Post: Antimalarial drug touted by President Trump is linked to increased risk of death in coronavirus patients, study says. “A study of 96,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients on six continents found that those who received an antimalarial drug promoted by President Trump as a ‘game changer’ in the fight against the virus had a significantly higher risk of death compared with those who did not. People treated with hydroxychloroquine, or the closely related drug chloroquine, were also more likely to develop a type of irregular heart rhythm, or arrhythmia, that can lead to sudden cardiac death, it concluded.”

AP: Trump lashes out at scientists whose findings contradict him

AP: Trump lashes out at scientists whose findings contradict him. “As President Donald Trump pushes to reopen the country despite warnings from doctors about the consequences of moving too quickly during the coronavirus crisis, he has been lashing out at scientists whose conclusions he doesn’t like. Twice this week, Trump has not only dismissed the findings of studies but suggested — without evidence — that their authors were motivated by politics and out to undermine his efforts to roll back coronavirus restrictions.”

Trump Fans Gobble Up His Favorite, Unproven COVID Drug—Some Are Even Trying To Cook It Themselves (Daily Beast)

Daily Beast: Trump Fans Gobble Up His Favorite, Unproven COVID Drug—Some Are Even Trying To Cook It Themselves. “Donald Trump’s allies are seeking out hydroxychloroquine and even trying risky substitutes for the anti-malaria drug as it has become an emblem of the president’s unorthodox approach to fighting coronavirus. Trump has frequently touted hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the disease, asking potential patients in April ‘what have you got to lose?’ But that enthusiasm took on an entirely new meaning Monday, when he claimed he’d been taking medication for ‘a couple of weeks.’ “

CNET: Trump says he’s taking controversial COVID-19 drug hydroxychloroquine

CNET: Trump says he’s taking controversial COVID-19 drug hydroxychloroquine. “US President Donald Trump says he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine, a controversial anti-malarial drug touted as a potential COVID-19 treatment, for “about a week and a half,” despite a lack of evidence it can prevent coronavirus infection.”

Coronavirus: Trump gives WHO ultimatum over Covid-19 handling (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Trump gives WHO ultimatum over Covid-19 handling. “US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) threatening to pull US funding permanently over Covid-19. The letter outlines a 30-day deadline for the body to commit to ‘substantive improvements’ or risk losing millions and US membership altogether.”