Jul 3, 2018

Trump's war against Democratic women

From left: Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris. Photos: Getty Images

President Trump has been targeting women of the Democratic Party on Twitter — through his own account and the official White House one.

Why it matters: Trump's attacks, though not uncommon, come as both Democrats and Republicans reflect on the state of civility in public discourse.

To the surprise of many, the official White House Twitter, usually an account that tweets uncontroversial photos and videos from presidential events, went after Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris and accused them of supporting the violent gang MS-13.

  • Reality check: While Warren has called for the end of ICE as part of the left-wing movement to abolish the body, Harris has not.

Trump has singled out Rep. Maxine Waters — who was criticized by Republicans and Democrats for directing supporters to confront Trump administration officials in public — several times, including this morning.

  • He pairs Waters with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, but Pelosi is one of the Democrats who was critical of Waters' rhetoric.

Go deeper: The Democratic civility debate after Red Hen

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  3. Business latest: The Fed will lend up to $2.3 trillion for businesses, state and city governments — Another 6.6 million jobless claims were filed last week.
  4. Federal government latest: President Trump is preparing to launch a second coronavirus task force focused on reviving the U.S. economy.
  5. Public health latest: Dr. Anthony Fauci said social distancing could reduce the U.S. death toll to 60,000.
  6. States latest: New York's coronavirus death toll hits record high for third straight day.
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Trump plans second coronavirus task force focused on the economy

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President Trump is preparing to launch a second coronavirus task force focused on reviving the U.S. economy, which has been battered by the coronavirus, two administration officials tell Axios.

Why it matters: There is growing energy within the West Wing to start easing people back to work by May 1. But some public health officials, including those on the coronavirus task force, have warned against doing so, raising concerns about reopening America too soon.

New York's coronavirus death toll hits record high for third straight day

799 people died from coronavirus in New York over the past 24 hours, a record high for the third straight day that brings the state's total death toll to 7,067.

Why it matters: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference that social distancing is helping to "flatten the curve" of coronavirus hospitalizations and that deaths are a lagging indicator. Still, he called the death figures "shocking and painful," noting that the virus has killed more than double the number of people who died in New York on 9/11.