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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:49 AM

Trump threatens to cut funding for schools, slams CDC reopening guidelines as too tough and expensiv

Source: CNBC

WASHINGTON Ė President Donald Trump ramped up his pressure campaign to get public schools to fully reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, tweeting Wednesday that he may withhold federal funding from schools that do not resume in-person classes this fall.

The tweet was the latest step in an administration-wide effort to convince schools nationwide that the risks of not reopening for in-person classes outweigh those posed by the coronavirus pandemic, which has reached new record levels across the country in recent weeks.

Shortly after the first tweet, Trump attacked his own administration's health guidelines for reopening schools, calling them tough, expensive and impractical.

The tweet represents an escalation of Trump's sbattle with his own health experts over how to reopen the country.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/08/coronavirus-trump-threatens-to-cut-school-funding-slams-cdc-reopening-guidelines.html

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Reply Trump threatens to cut funding for schools, slams CDC reopening guidelines as too tough and expensiv (Original post)
demmiblue Jul 8 OP
ProudMNDemocrat Jul 8 #1
bucolic_frolic Jul 8 #2
groundloop Jul 8 #5
Captain Zero Jul 8 #13
Dan Jul 8 #24
SergeStorms Jul 8 #3
Evolve Dammit Jul 8 #4
OregonBlue Jul 8 #6
Rebl2 Jul 8 #7
Zorro Jul 8 #8
MiniMe Jul 8 #20
dalton99a Jul 8 #9
ashredux Jul 8 #10
packman Jul 8 #11
BigmanPigman Jul 8 #12
Captain Zero Jul 8 #16
ScratchCat Jul 8 #17
BigmanPigman Jul 8 #18
Igel Jul 8 #25
eggplant Jul 8 #14
ScratchCat Jul 8 #15
Jetheels Jul 8 #19
mercuryblues Jul 8 #23
Jetheels Jul 8 #26
mercuryblues Jul 8 #28
louis-t Jul 8 #21
BadGimp Jul 8 #22
DSandra Jul 8 #27

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:53 AM

1. What Trump is ACTUALLY saying...."Stop making ME look bad."

November cannot come fast enough.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:55 AM

2. Trump is destroying himself

Please proceed.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:08 AM

5. Yeah, but this time he's putting teachers and students at risk

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Response to groundloop (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:57 AM

13. He's a psycho, this is not a risk, he is setting up a KILL ZONE for our children &

Teachers and Staff.

Don't do it America !!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 02:37 PM

24. No, he's

Destroying this nation. One action at a time. Can you think of and identify a single positive action that Trump has taken for the benefit of this nation, during his time on the national scene?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:01 AM

3. Donald Trump is too stupid and dangerous...

to be taken seriously about anything. The media should disregard everything Trump says, and only report what Doctors and Scientists are saying. Trump has proved that he's a lying egomaniac whose only concern about any subject is about himself. He doesn't care who, or how many die to achieve his own selfish aims. I positively HATE that fucking asshole!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:06 AM

4. Jeezus. This orange menace won't quit until we're all dead. He has got to be hauled off in zip ties

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:08 AM

6. I bet Susan Collins is very concerned about this.

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:13 AM

7. Oh yes

Iím sure she is wringing her hands over it. Hope she is gone after November elections.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:17 AM

8. Trump wants to kill your child

This wonít go over well with normal parents.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:16 AM

20. tRump has been having Russia kill our troops. I can't believe that hasn't been getting more

negative press.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:18 AM

9. If it's something evil or stupid, he'll do it.


In fact, Trump only does things that are evil or stupid

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:22 AM

10. The majority of funding for schools is local

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:31 AM

11. Just his latest smoke & mirrors distraction

Shooting American soldiers, quick make up some new thing- O.K., school defunding sounds good.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:47 AM

12. So when he forces schools to open

prematurely and the sick, asymptomatic students then give Covid to their parents and grandmom and they are sick, no one is going back to work (again). A costly mistake: it will further damage the economy and increase the number of infections.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:07 AM

16. Yes when a parent have to take unpaid leave to tend to a covids child

it tanks the economy, makes other people sick.
Makes the family poor.

He just wants all of us living in his pretend world of magical thinking and dreams that will get him re-elected.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:10 AM

17. I have even a better question

What do we do when a student tests positive?

How do you "contact trace" a student who could have been in contact with hundreds of other students?

Do we close the school?

Quarantine just everyone in the students class?

What if the student rode a bus? What about the Lunchroom? Or recess?

Seriously, has anybody thought this through?

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:13 AM

18. Read this article I posted yesterday.

"In other words, it is completely unrealistic to expect schools to open and to stay open without interruption in 2020-21. What is realistic is that schools may open and may have to close if they cannot function due teacher, admin, and staff shortages from their contracting COVID, or if the threat of such contracting is deemed imminent and schools are shuttered proactively, or even if too many adults are exposed to a person with COVID and therefore must quarantine for a couple of weeks per instance. Think about that. It is possible that a student in my room contracts COVID. One student. Letís say that student has been in contact with at least one classroom of 10 students (small, I know, but stay with me) and rides a bus with 20 other students (and with a bus driver) and has class with six teachers per day. So, right there, we have at least 37 individuals needing to be quarantinedĖ six of whom are responsible for instruction.

Furthermore, if a teacher contracts COVID, then all of that teacherís students (and likely some colleagues) must be quarantined in order to curtail a super-spreader situation. Add to all of that the possiblity for a teacher or student returning from quarantine to be exposed yet again and to have to head right back into quarantine.

We havenít even touched on what happens if the entire admin and office staff of a school are exposed and the heart of school operations must be quarantined."

https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2020/06/25/parents-need-to-go-to-work-does-not-stop-covid-at-the-school-door/

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 03:44 PM

25. And it still narrowly defines "open"

because then it sets up a straw man.

District's planning to be open in mid-August.

No clue what that means.

Currently they have one team working on on-line instruction, another working on proposals that involve mixed instruction where students come to school Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday.

One team is toying with having younger kids in the building and older kids do more on-line/at home stuff.

One team is considering having at-risk kids on campus, those who want on-line stuff not on campus (except maybe for tests).

One team is considering having on campus the classes that need to be in person--orchestra or welding for instance, and things like World Geography off campus.

Another's looking at how to social distance and what resources are available to handle overflow student population--the local UMC has a huge campus, a dozen rooms, sanctuary, cafeteria that could be used to hold kids in quarantine, study hall, or as auxiliary classrooms, for instance.

Scarier? One team is trying to work out how Monday we can be doing one regime but when a kid's IDed as infected Monday afternoon word goes out and we start Tuesday on a completely different regime. For two weeks.

These are all "open." And most of them satisfy the requirements that are usually laid out when more than 120 characters are used, which is that some kids are in the building.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:04 AM

14. Didn't we just go through this, with Congress being in charge of what money gets spent where?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:06 AM

15. Let me explain something

School decisions are made at a county level. Neither Donald Trump nor any State Governor is going to "force" any school district to re-open schools for the Fall. You can already find poll after poll showing at least 25% of parents not willing to send their children back to school yet. It doesn't even take 25% to say this for schools to have no choice but to offer alternatives.

Folks, this is playing out into a meltdown-resignation at this point. Covid-19 is not going to be "better" six weeks from now. Schools in spiking areas are not going to re-open and there is nothing Trump can do. He is going to keep Tweeting and melting down and at some point strokes out or resigns. He will not go into a 2020 election with all internal polling showing a blowout loss. He will try to burn the house down on his way out but that is to be expected.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:15 AM

19. Covid-19 is an opportunity

For republicans to take down institutions, consolidate power, etc. it is not a disease that needs curing. I wish people and especially the media would realize this, which they might if any of them read some history. Nothing trump does is new. Yes heís a bumbling psychopathic criminal idiot but he must know history history because he is following the authoritarian playbook to a T. And has studied Hitler and who else in the world was tutored by evil Roy Cohen. I recently read 1721, about the Boston small pox epidemic. You can see the same politics going on then as now. The same actors, different names. How many years did the media take to call out Trumps lies as lies and not untruths. The media love him. Heís their biggest cash cow ever.
By the way, this is my first post and probably last one too as I have not had an easy time signing in to DU. I click on stay logged in, but it doesnít keep me logged in. Then when log in next time the password does not work. I try and request a new password it is rejected, over and over. This goes on a half dozen times then finally i get lucky and it lets me make a new password, which works but for only one log in. I doubt Iíll go thru this again. It could take an hour to log in. But I wanted to say I love coming here to DU, as a place to find out important news stories, and I enjoy reading comments to try and learn how people think and feel. I guess I will have to be content to only read DU and not comment. Thanks. Stay safe.

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Response to Jetheels (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:31 PM

23. did you disable your cookies?

I do it a lot by accident.

Then it takes me 5 minutes to figure out how to turn them back on for this site.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 03:48 PM

26. Maybe because I often erase history?

However, that doesnít explain a dozen temporary passwords in a row they donít work.
But thanks for at least responding to my post. I m not sure where I would disable or able cookies for this site. Would erasing history erase cookies maybe, I dunno.
Btw, how many comments do I need to leave before Iím allowed to start a thread?

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Response to Jetheels (Reply #26)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 04:19 PM

28. IDK how many comments are needed.

Yes, clearing your browser history will clear your cookies and cache files. Clearing the cache file won't clear your password. It will delete other info that the site you are trying to connect to, needs for you to log in.

Enjoy DU

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:16 AM

21. See, he really believes that kids won't die, infections will go down.

Even if bad things happen and people die, it's a risk he's willing to take to "get the economy going again." Pure evil.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:43 AM

22. He simply does not care who gets hurt or killed as long as he gets reelected.

A nation can not withstand this kind of destructive leadership for long.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 04:07 PM

27. Trump to Jim Jones: "hold my beer"

What a fucking monster.

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