‘Swarms of Aftershocks’ But Trump Insists There are No Problems
Southern California residents experienced the strongest earthquake in a quarter-century on Independence Day, registering a magnitude of 6.6. One small town mayor talking live with CNN said there were at least eight aftershocks – the ninth one came on-air.
There are fires and gas line breaks, and that’s all that’s currently known, but President Donald Trump says there’s nothing to worry about.
“Been fully briefed on earthquake in Southern California. All seems to be very much under control!” Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon.
Been fully briefed on earthquake in Southern California. All seems to be very much under control!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2019
Perhaps the president would like to tell that to Ridgecrest, California Mayor Peggy Breeden, who shared her experience with CNN during the aftershocks.
Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Breeden reports on damage and continued rolling aftershocks in her town, which is near the epicenter of the California earthquake. https://t.co/8J0umS8RWf pic.twitter.com/Jp5icpDIWl
— CNN (@CNN) July 4, 2019
Or perhaps the president would like to tell that to the Kern County, California Fire Dept., which serves Ridgecrest. They are reporting another earthquake is predicted, a hospital is being evacuated, and nearly two dozen “incidents ranging from medical assistance to structure fires.”
Emergency Alert. Another possible earthquake has been predicted within the next 15 minutes in or near Kern County
— Kern County Fire (@kerncountyfire) July 4, 2019
#EarthquakeResponse @kerncountyfire resources working nearly 2 dozens incidents ranging from medical assistance to structure fires in and around the city of Ridgecrest, CA. @kerncountyfire Urban Search and Rescue teams en route. #kerncountyfirefighters
— Kern County Fire (@kerncountyfire) July 4, 2019
UPDATE: 5:19 PM ET –
Ridgecrest is now under a state of emergency, per CNN.
Here’s how some on social media responded to Trump making light of the calamity – including some noting that California is a blue state:
Am I reading this right, is he thinking that the earthquake is under control https://t.co/It5BsWlKvf
— Dave (@davehope80) July 4, 2019
thats it?????? all youve got to say what a louse https://t.co/LiCju8OfmX
— diana (@mamadiana) July 4, 2019
No well wishes for Californians. No concern whatsoever. https://t.co/spjbpDQCPp
— Ani Sangye (@SangyeH) July 4, 2019
California interrupting his Hail To Trump parade. So sorry. https://t.co/tlqaolVinY
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) July 4, 2019
Not even bothering with the “thoughts and prayers” I see.
CA is a blue state, so we know you DGAF. You’re just pissed that the earthquake might cut into coverage of your ego rally. https://t.co/fXDsphRgyF
— Laura (@CatLadyLC) July 4, 2019
Phew, good you can go back to golfing. https://t.co/CKW0ajUtkf
— Adam Johnson (@AJohnsonBC) July 4, 2019
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‘Total Failure’: Voters in COVID-Afflicted Texas City Go Off on Trump’s Pandemic Response
The city of McKinney, Texas has traditionally been a Republican stronghold in the Lone Star state.
However, some voters in the city told CNN this week that they are completely fed up with the way the president is handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Failure,” said local resident Greg Evans. “Total failure. His actions and lack of actions have exacerbated the effects of the pandemic on all Americans.”
“He’s not taking responsibility for anything he does,” explained Wanda Phillips, who will be supporting former Vice President Joe Biden this fall. “He always blames someone else.”
Amir Haddad, meanwhile, hammered the president for saying the virus would “just go away by itself.”
“Those are the things that really bother me as a citizen,” he said. “He really takes it very lightly.”
However, Trump supporter Cecilia Levings told CNN that many people are simply second guessing the president and playing “armchair quarterback.”
Watch the video below.
‘So Are White People’: Trump Lashes Out at Reporter’s ‘Terrible Question’ About Black Americans Being Killed by Cops
President Donald Trump lashed out at a CBS News reporter Tuesday afternoon, calling her question about Black Americans being killed by police “terrible.” He then repeatedly insisted that white people are also being killed by law enforcement, suggesting because of that it isn’t a problem.
“You said George Floyd’s death was a terrible thing,” CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge told the President in an interview outside the White House. “Why are African Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country?”
“And so are white people,” Trump replied. “So are white people,” he repeated with indignation.
“What a terrible question to ask,” the president added, as he often does when speaking with reporters who are women. “So are white people,” he said for the third time, as if he were personally offended.
“More white people, by the way,” Trump continued, clearly aggrieved, and as if he were correcting Herridge. “More white people.”
President Trump tells @CBS_Herridge that “more White people” are dying at the hands of police than Black people. Watch excerpts on CBSN, more tonight on @CBSEveningNews and tomorrow on @CBSThisMorning https://t.co/NeBLT0LG0p pic.twitter.com/XIwyARJBBl
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 14, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With ‘Possible Infection’: Report
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized with a “possible infection,” according to CNBC.
She has been sent to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, the Supreme Court says in a statement, noting she had “fever and chills” last night.
Currently she is “resting comfortably” and is on intravenous antibiotics.
— Nicole Ninh (@nicninh) July 14, 2020
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