No matter how hard Donald Trump tries to downplay the coronavirus, it refuses to obey and just keeps on infecting Americans at an ever-increasing rate. And experts are warning innocent summer gatherings could be partly to blame, writes Philip Williams.
The virus has claimed over 140,000 US lives and states such as Florida, California and Texas shatter case records every day. Even so, the Trump administration wants schools open and is resisting a federal mandate to wear masks in public.
President Donald Trump attributes "a shocking explosion of ... crimes of violence" across the US to the recent protest movement and attempts to defund the police, despite experts blaming spikes on a number of other factors.
Twice in 24 hours, Donald Trump has sparked controversy by refusing to commit to the peaceful transfer of power. Here's what's been said, and what we know about what happens if he refuses to leave in January.