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Pres. Trump: “I have a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci”

President Trump says he has a very good relationship with White House Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci despite the White House attempting to discredit the nation’s top infectious disease expert. Dr. Fauci has been increasingly vocal about his concerns over reopening the country while there’s a surge of coronavirus cases in some states. Peter Staley, an AIDS activist and a member of the Covid-19 Working Group of New York, has worked with Dr. Fauci for decades and has been talking to him...


Pres. Trump: “We’re getting back on track”

President Trump says the United States is “getting back on track” as the country saw the highest single-day coronavirus cases, 63,900. Meanwhile, White House Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci says the country is in the middle of a “very serious problem.” Dr. Fauci and the President haven’t seen each other in at least 2 months. William Haseltine, Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, has worked with Dr. Fauci and tells Anderson Cooper “it’s like turning off your radar in the...


Trump threatens to cut funding if schools don’t reopen

As coronavirus cases are surging in some areas of the country, President Trump and his administration are pushing schools to reopen by fall. Trump threatened he “may cut off funding” to schools that don’t reopen and says he disagrees with the CDC guidelines for safely reopening schools because they are “very tough” and “expensive.” Vice President Pence now says the CDC will issue new guidelines. Richard Carranza, Chancellor for the New York City Department of Education, tells Anderson Cooper...


President Trump: “We are in a good place”

President Trump claims the country is “in a good place” despite more than 131,000 people dying from COVID-19 and the U.S. seeing the highest single day of new COVID-19 cases. A key model now projects more than 208,000 deaths by November. Dr. Chris Murray is the director of the group at the University of Washington that’s been working on the models throughout the pandemic. He tells Anderson Cooper that kids going back to school and the seasons changing contribute to the higher projection....


Keeping them Honest: Pres. Trump’s divisive, inflammatory and racist words

President Trump says that 99 percent of Covid-19 cases are totally harmless and instead focuses his national leadership message on dividing the country with racist remarks about the confederate flag. Meanwhile, White House Task Force Member Doctor Anthony Fauci continues to sound the alarm on the pandemic saying that "we are still knee-deep in the first wave of this." Dr. Peter Hotez and Professor William Haseltine weigh in on the rise in cases around the country. Professor Haseltine tells...


7,500 people gather for Pres. Trump event, without social distancing or enforced mask use

As the U.S. continues to see record increases in new coronavirus cases, Pres. Trump prepares to speak to an estimated 7,500 person crowd at an early Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Mask use is optional and there will be no social distancing. Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Celine Gounder speak to AC360 about the medical repercussions for people attending the event and for Americans over the holiday weekend. Also a concern at Mount Rushmore: fireworks that pose a potential...


Dr. Fauci: U.S. isn’t going in the right direction

As 38 states see a rise in coronavirus cases, White House Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci says he thinks “it’s pretty obvious that we are not going in the right direction.” The Texas governor is now requiring face coverings in public places “in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases” after the state saw its highest number of cases in a single day. William Haseltine, Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, joins AC360 to discuss the surge in cases throughout the...


Pres. Trump says he thinks at some point Covid-19 will just disappear

As the U.S. sees the highest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases, Pres. Trump repeats his claim that he thinks at some point the illness will just disappear. Florida Democratic Congresswoman Donna Shalala and Clinton White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta speak to AC360 about lack of guidance from President Trump. Also, former National Security Adviser to Pres. Obama Susan Rice reacts to reporting from CNN’s Jim Sciutto. Multiple former Trump administration officials who briefed...


Dr. Fauci warns U.S. could hit 100,000 cases a day

With the U.S. seeing 40,000+ new cases a day, White House Coronavirus Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci warned a Senate committee that new cases could rise to 100,000 a day. Colorado just became the 18th state to pause or roll back their reopening plans. William Haseltine, Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, tells Anderson Cooper because the country is lacking leadership from the President, governors and other local officials are stepping up to try and protect their states...


At least 16 states have paused reopening plans

Florida is one of at least 16 states that have paused or rolled back reopening plans. Governor Ron DeSantis suspended alcohol consumption in bars but has yet to put a statewide face mask requirement in place. Nikki Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, says the governor needs to be more engaged and “get his head out of the sand.” Plus, sources tell CNN during hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign leaders, President Trump was consistently...


Pence: U.S. is opening “safely and responsibly” even as cases surge in many states

During the first White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing in nearly two months, Vice President Michael Pence claims Americans are seeing “encouraging news” despite 32 states across the country seeing an increase over the past week. Pence also defended the President’s recent rallies in Oklahoma and Arizona, two states seeing a spike in cases, saying Americans have freedoms of speech and assembly. Marc Lotter is the Director of Strategic Communications for Trump 2020. He joins AC360 and...


COVID-19 model projects nearly 180,000 deaths by fall

An influential COVID-19 model projects nearly 180,000 deaths in the U.S. by October 1. That number drops to 146,000 if 95% of Americans wear face masks. Dr. Chris Murray is the director of the group at the University of Washington that’s been working on the models. He joins AC360 to explain how wearing masks could not only save lives but also help the economy. Plus, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler says the House “may very well” try to impeach Attorney General William Barr. This comes...


Dr. Fauci: “We’re going to be doing more testing, not less”

White House Coronavirus Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci testified in front of a House committee on the Trump’s administration’s response to the pandemic and directly contradicted the President. “We’re going to be doing more testing, not less,” said Fauci. Dr. Richard Besser, former Acting Director of the CDC, tells Anderson Cooper the mixed messaging could result in some parts of the country slipping back to a worse situation than they were several months ago. Plus, Democratic Senator...


Two more Trump campaign staffers test positive for coronavirus after Tulsa rally

Right before Trump’s weekend rally in Tulsa, OK, it was reported that six campaign staffers had tested positive for COVID-19. Since then the campaign has revealed two more staff members tested positive and they were both at rally but wearing masks. At that rally, President Trump said he told his staff to slow down testing for the virus in order to keep the number of cases down. But his administration is now saying his comments were just “tongue-in-cheek.” William Haseltin, Chair and...


Trump pushes ahead with Tulsa rally as coronavirus cases spike in Oklahoma

Leaders and health experts have raised concerns about President Trump’s upcoming rally in Tulsa. Theyworry it could be a new hot spot for coronavirus infections. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she won’t be wearing a mask at the rally where an estimated 19,000 could be inside Tulsa’s Bank of Oklahoma arena. Dr. Stephen Prescott, President of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, joins AC360 to discuss his concerns with having such a large gathering especially when...


Former officer who shot Rayshard Brooks charged with felony murder

Garrett Rolfe, the former Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks, is facing 11 charges, including a felony murder charge. At a news conference, the District Attorney revealed a photo he said shows Rolfe kicking Brooks after he had been shot. Tomika Miller, Brooks’s widow, said she was “appalled” after hearing and seeing the new details. L. Chris Stewart, the Brooks’s family attorney tells Anderson Cooper that Miller had to leave the courtroom because she was so upset. Plus,...


Key model projects 200,000+ coronavirus deaths by October

President Trump is getting ready to hit the campaign trail for his first rally since the coronavirus shut down most of the country. That rally will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma where social distancing is unlikely and face masks are optional. With Oklahoma’s cases rising, many fear how the rally could potentially spread the virus. A key model often used by the White House is now projecting the United States will have more than 200,000 coronavirus-related deaths by October. Dr. Chris Murray is...


Atlanta Mayor: “We saw the murder of Rayshard Brooks”

Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back by an Atlanta police officer after two officers tried to handcuff him for suspected DUI. Videos show Brooks grabbing one of the officer’s Taser and then firing it as he ran away. The Fulton County medical examiner has listed the death as homicide. In a tearful interview with CNN, Brooks’s widow asked for peaceful protests and said she wants change through communication, not aggression. Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. tells AC360...


President Trump: “We have to dominate the streets”

President Trump spoke at a "justice disparities" event in Dallas and didn’t focus on police violence against African Americans. And, in an interview with Fox News, the President defended his “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” tweet. Anderson Cooper discusses the president’s comments with Van Jones, David Axelrod and Gloria Browne-Marshall. Plus, Dr. Chris Murray explains his team’s new model predicting nearly 170,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States by October 1. And,...


George Floyd’s brother to Congress: ‘I am here to ask you to make it stop. Stop the pain’

Philonise Floyd testifies on Capitol Hill one day after his brother George Floyd’s burial in Houston. He asked the House Judiciary Committee to take action on policing in the United States. Anderson speaks to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democratic member of the committee, and CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger. Amber Ruffin, a comedian and writer for “Late Night with Seth Meyers” speaks to Anderson about the personal, painful, and dangerous interactions she has had with the police as a...