President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to “cut off” funding to schools if they do not reopen in the Fall after closing due to coronavirus concerns.
“In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and many other countries, SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITH NO PROBLEMS,” Trump said.
“The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before the November Election, but is important for the children & families,” he continued. “May cut off funding if not open!”
In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries, SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITH NO PROBLEMS. The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before the November Election, but is important for the children & families. May cut off funding if not open!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2020
I disagree with @CDCgov on their very tough & expensive guidelines for opening schools. While they want them open, they are asking schools to do very impractical things. I will be meeting with them!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2020
Dr. Scott Atlas says we must reopen schools for the Fall semester.— KUSI News (@KUSINews) July 8, 2020
Atlas explained children are not at-risk, and neither are most K-12 teachers. But, the few teachers who are high risk can protect themselves "with six foot spacing and mask rules."
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President Trump is threatening to withhold federal money if schools don’t reopen in the fall. He says the guidelines his own federal health officials created for schools to reopen are impractical and expensive. Trump didn't say what funds would be cut off. https://t.co/2vRKYcs6K8— The Associated Press (@AP) July 8, 2020
It does not serve the public good to fund education systems that are not educating children. President Trump should announce that he will pull federal funds from any public school and district that refuses to fully open this fall.https://t.co/EXCYA6DSQB— The Federalist (@FDRLST) July 8, 2020
“President Trump has made clear, and it’s backed by science, that it’s really important to get students back into school,” says @ErinMPerrine.— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) July 8, 2020
“Joe Biden is beholden to the teachers union in this country and he has said directly he’ll do whatever they want.” pic.twitter.com/JJ0n4iPSGB
We can’t get our country back to normal unless we have kids in school. That’s what a future COVID relief would focus on, along with jobs, healthcare, and liability protections. pic.twitter.com/IuFy09vDuE— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) July 8, 2020
There is near-zero risk of children dying from coronavirus.— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) July 8, 2020
OPEN THE FREAKING SCHOOLS!