Donald Trump touted his handling of the coronavirus Monday morning and demanded that schools reopen in the fall, even though that majority of American parents do not want their children going back to in-person classes.
'Cases up because of BIG Testing! Much of our Country is doing very well. Open the Schools!' Trump urged in a series of tweets.
The president has been pushing for schools to reopen, even amid a surge in confirmed cases over the last month.
'With the exception of New York & a few other locations, we've done MUCH better than most other Countries in dealing with the China Virus,' the president boasted in a tweet, adding, 'Many of these countries are now having a major second wave.'
'The Fake News is working overtime to make the USA (& me) look as bad as possible!' he lamented.
In another tweet he said: 'FAKE NEWS IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!'
Case rates have surged over the summer in many sunbelt states, including Florida, Texas, Arizona and Southern California – leading to several regions reinstating lockdown orders.
Trump, however, says it is safe for students to return to the classroom in the fall.
In a new Gallup poll taken July 13-27, only 36 per cent of parents said they want their children to return to full-time in-person learning when classes resume.
President Donald Trump demanded that schools reopen in the fall, claiming that the only reason coronavirus cases are surging is because of the incredible U.S. testing capabilities
New polling, however, shows that 64 per cent of parents do not want their children returning to full-time in-person learning in the fall – with the parents either preferring a completely remote schedule or a hybrid of in-person and virtual classes
Trump also boasted of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, despite polling that shows the majority of Americans do not approve of his management of the crisis
The president dismissed this as 'fake news' in a Twitter spree Monday morning
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