Trump Threatens to ‘Cut off Funding’ as He Pushes for Schools to Reopen in the Fall

President Donald Trump is continuing his push to get schools to re-open in the fall as the future of the coronavirus may seem uncertain. On Wednesday, Trump threatened to “cut off funding.”

In a tweet, Trump wrote, “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 [and] families. May cut off funding if not open!”

In a follow-up tweet, he said that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tough guidelines for schools re-opening, writing, “I disagree with [CDC] on their very tough [and] 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!!!”

Trump has taken a hard line on schools re-opening and has accused former vice president Joe Biden and other Democrats of wanting the schools to stay closed in the fall “for political reasons.” Trump said, “They think it will help them in November.”

Some schools have already said that they are planning a modified schedule. Fairfax County, one of the largest school districts in the nation and which is just outside of Washington, D.C., has asked parents to choose between four days of virtual instruction or two days of on-campus learning plus independent study.

Harvard said that they will invite less than half of their students onto campus this fall and that all undergraduate instruction will be virtual.

Biden’s website says that he wants to reopen schools in the fall, arguing, “Trump has done effectively nothing to help schools or child care providers reopen, perhaps the single most important step to get parents back to work. While schools stay closed, parents are struggling and students, especially low-income students and students of color, are falling behind.”

Responses

  1. This demand shows the callousness of this incompetent, selfish, and self-serving, um, person.

    The only reason for him doing this is because he is doing TERRIBLE in the polls and nothing else is working to get more support before November. He is floundering and is desperate to get re-elected, and to hell with our children (and everyone that they will infect).

    King Donald The Loser is putting himself way above everyone else, his subjects, here, just like a royal.

  2. Unless you’re willing to start adopting those countries’ healthcare systems, educational systems, childcare cost limits, government mandated benefits, etc… I’m not sure why you think they are comparable. Those countries already invested in programs that made opening easier long before COVID-19.

    We didnt, so its not comparable. Republicans already used the, “our citizens are willing to die to save our economy” speech. Is there really anywhere else to go from there?

  3. This is interesting. Dear Leader is backing his royal ass into a corner that is going to make it difficult for him to not pay some sort of price, later.

    Other countries are able to safely open because their numbers are way lower than ours. Ours are quickly rising, but King Donald The Loser doesn’t seem very interested in doing the necessary things needed to put those “fires” out, to protect us and our children.

    Instead of cooperating, he is being coercive and dogmatic. Where are your royal negotiating skills, Your Majesty?

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