WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump will be visiting Mount Rushmore on Friday for a night of fireworks which he is hoping will soothe a country he has actually had a hard time to unite as it has a hard time to manage the spiralling of coronavirus cases across the nation.
On the eve of the nation’s Self-reliance Day, the Republican leader will speak in the shadow of four of his notable predecessors: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, whose heads are carved into the granite in South Dakota.
The billionaire realty mogul-turned-president, who has seemingly disregarded to the stunning boost in the variety of virus cases in many US states, has actually been honestly abundant about the Rushmore occasion.
Some 7,500 people are expected to participate in– and social distancing is not on the program.
” We’re going to have a significant evening. It’s going to be a fireworks show like few people have seen. It’s going to be extremely interesting,” he said Thursday.
Will Trump speak about the pandemic that has claimed almost 130,000 American lives, and the resurgence of cases in the nation’s south and west? The country’s leading contagious diseases specialist, Anthony Fauci, has said the uptick “puts the whole country at danger.
” So will Trump use a face mask, setting an example for the nation after withstanding for months, as many politicians and others, even in his own camp, have asked him to do? The Republican president remains in a political predicament, terribly tracking his Democratic rival Joe Biden in the surveys with four months to go before the governmental election.
In the meantime, he is sticking to one reliable message, that he conveyed Thursday: the coronavirus crisis is being “handled,” the US economy is “roaring back,” and 2021 is going to be a “remarkable” year.
However on the other hand with Europe, infection rates and daily case overalls are increasing in the United States, and some states are beating their own grim records nearly every day.
Fauci has warned that the country could ultimately see 100,000 new cases a day if things don’t change.
For now, many states have stopped briefly efforts to reopen their economies.
Some have actually even backtracked and reimposed limitations on bars, restaurants and beaches.