Even though the stakes are high for Republican Trump, who is squaring off against former Vice President Joe Biden on Nov. 3, there is no political pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to quickly approve a vaccine, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Thursday.
US President Donald Trump has signed a five-page memo calling federal agencies to submit a report detailing all federal funds provided to the cities of Seattle, New York, Portland and Washington DC, within 14 days.
Kellyanne Conway's departure comes at an inopportune time for Donald Trump, who faces a deficit in the polls as the Republican National Convention begins on August 24
COVID-19 cases continue to surge in some parts of the United States and public health officials are trying to work with governors to tailor responses for each state.
The White House has said staff is regularly tested for the virus, and O'Brien is the most senior official to be found positive amid the pandemic.
United States and China have been sparred over the latter imposing a new national security law in Hong Kong, restrictions on American journalists, treatment of Uyghurs Muslims and security measures in Tibet.
"Its his choice to wear a mask. It's the personal choice of any individual as to whether to wear a mask or not," McEnany said, when asked about a new mandate to wear masks in Jacksonville, Florida, where part of the Republican nominating convention will be held.
The virtual fundraiser collected $7.6 million from 175,000 grassroots contributors. Obama and Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, also hosted a private online portion for high-dollar donors, which was not open to reporters and brought in more than $3.4 million.
"The stock market is presaging an upturn in the economy," he said in an interview on CNBC, citing the recent market rally and a variety of indicators he said were green shoots of the economy.
"The transition to greatness has officially begun. Friday's jobs report was encouraging to say the absolute least," Kayleigh McEnany, the White House Press Secretary, told reporters at a news conference here as she exuded confidence about the revival of the American economy in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
"There are several things he wants, a payroll tax holiday was one of them, because that directly advantages low-income workers," McEnany said at a media briefing.
The huge mural occupies two blocks on the capital's 16th Street. The city of Washington D C cleared the street so muralists could complete the work.
This happened as hundreds of protesters reportedly charged towards the White House on May 29.
President Donald Trump on Friday terminated America's relationship with the WHO and accused the global health body of being hand in glove with China in sharing inaccurate information to the world about the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 370,000 people globally.
Hydroxychloroquine sulfate was first synthesised in 1946 and is in a class of medications historically used to treat and prevent malaria. It is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, childhood arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases.
A significant decline in tax receipts as well as outlays from almost $3 trillion in coronavirus-related aid bills are sure to produce a multitrillion-dollar government deficit for the budget year ending September 30.
G7 is the group of top seven developed economies. These include the US, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada.
Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, defended his decision to block the nation's top infectious disease expert from appearing before the House, saying he was being set up by Democrats who hate him and want to win back the White House in November's presidential election.
Trump will make the 70-mile (40 km) trip to Camp David on Friday evening, according to a schedule released by the White House on Thursday night. The schedule did not indicate how long Trump would stay at Camp David.
The United States, which has been the country worst affected by coronavirus pandemic according to official statistics, has repeatedly calling on China to share early data on the outbreak
"If the House will not agree to that adjournment, I will exercise my constitutional authority to adjourn both chambers of Congress," says Trump
"We must come together to defeat the most dangerous president in modern history," the leftist Sanders said on Twitter shortly before making a surprise appearance on Biden's livecast where he endorsed the Democratic former vice president.
Rajeev Venkayya, Special Assistant to the President for Biodefense at the White House who oversaw US preparedness biological threats, said it was difficult to say how much more time India would require to thwart the COVID-19 challenge.
The White House said Grisham would now become spokeswoman and chief of staff for Trump's wife Melania.
"Just remember, it (face mask) is not a substitute for everything that were asking people to do," Deborah Brix from the White House Task Force on Coronavirus told reporters at a news conference on April 2.