Trump blames protests as cases surge in Seattle, Portland | AFP

Donald Trump says there’s a rise in COVID-19 cases in ‘metropolitan areas’ such as Seattle or Portland, ‘because of what’s been going on’, referencing the weeks of protest against police brutality and a federal crackdown. Trump also told the press in Washington that his administration has done ‘an excellent job’ at stopping the ‘anarchists’ from burning down Portland’s courthouse.

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