- Trump tweeted that he may withhold federal funding from schools that do not resume in-person classes this fall.
- Moments later Trump said his own CDC’s guidelines for safely reopening schools are too expensive and too impractical.
- Vice President Mike Pence later announced that the CDC will be issuing five new documents next week that contain guidelines for schools and parents that are not as “tough” as the existing ones.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump ramped up his pressure campaign to get public schools to fully reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, tweeting Wednesday that he may withhold federal funding from schools that do not resume in-person classes this fall.
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