The Guardian: Donald Trump rushed to reopen America – now Covid is closing in on him

The president trumpets jobs figures built on thin ice but does nothing to protect those about to lose their health and homes


Donald Trump said Thursday’s jobs report, which showed an uptick in June, proves the US economy is “roaring back”.

Rubbish. The labor department gathered the data during the week of 12 June, when America was reporting 25,000 new cases of Covid-19 a day. By the time the report was issued, that figure was 55,000.

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