Biden Outlines His COVID Response Plan For First 100 Days : Coronavirus Updates

Pablo Tucker
January 1, 2021

Neither Trump nor the White House explained why he chose to shorten a vacation that had been expected to end on Friday.

"The Trump administration's plan to distribute vaccines is falling far behind", Biden said, promising: "I'm going to move Heaven and Earth to get us going in the right direction".

Trump, who originally was scheduled to attend a New Year's Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, is expected to leave for Washington at around 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT).

US President-elect Joe Biden says he will seek cooperation from the private sector and others in an aggressive effort to ensure that more Americans can be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

It's the latest futile attempt by Trump and his allies to fight his election defeat and overturn the will of the voters, and scores of previous challenges have failed, including at the Supreme Court. "Instead, I hear them talk about their worries about how they will "look" to President [Donald] Trump's most ardent supporters".

Trump, accompanied by his wife, Melania, arrived at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida after dark on December 23 and spent practically the entire vacation focused on trying to subvert the voters' will from last month's election.

USA foreign aid officials had been expecting some sort of effort by the White House to freeze their funding, ever since Trump blasted the bipartisan coronavirus stimulus and spending bill passed by Congress last week.

A group of Republicans in the Democratic-controlled House already had said they will object on Trump's behalf.

Hawley is the first senator to make such an announcement. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., a Black woman of South Asian descent, from becoming vice president. In a surprise video statement, Trump criticized aid going to Cambodia, Myanmar (also known as Burma), Egypt, Pakistan and Central America, among other programs.

The incoming communications official declared she plans to reinstate daily press briefings and take questions from reporters, but added that she wouldn't prop up efforts by right-wing networks that have pushed debunked conspiracy theories.

Before he left Washington, Trump stunned Capitol Hill by objecting to spending in a government funding bill that had been paired with a fresh round of needed coronavirus relief that included $600 payments to most Americans.

Trump eventually signed the bill Sunday night after several days of uncertainty in exchange for congressional votes on his demands.

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