Trump threatens to cut off education funding
Published: 11:00 AM, 9 July 2020
The Trump administration recently instructed foreign students to leave the United States while he cut off the funding to the World Health Organization in the midst of the epidemic. This time, US President Donald Trump threatened to cut off education funding in the country.
President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that schools in the US should follow the lead of countries like Germany and Norway and reopen and he said that those who don't might lose funding.
"In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries, SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITH NO PROBLEMS," Trump wrote.
"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!"
Trump followed up that tweet with one decrying the CDC's suggested guidelines for reopening, writing:
"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!!!"
The United States has the highest number of deaths and cases. So far, 3,158,932 people have infected with the virus in the US. Of them, 134,862 have died while 1,392,679 have recovered.