Many world leaders have held national coronavirus memorials for the dead. Trump hasn’t.

  • By cvbizz
  • May 28, 2020
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson pauses for a minute’s silence to honor health staff who have died during the coronavirus outbreak on April 28, 2020. | Stefan Rousseau/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

From China to Spain, world leaders are trying to remember the thousands lost during the pandemic.

It took President Donald Trump about a day before he said anything official about the United States reaching the somber milestone of 100,000 dead from the coronavirus.

“To all of the families & friends of those who have passed, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy & love for everything that these great people stood for & represent,” he tweeted on Thursday morning.

It’s was a nice — though expected — gesture from the president, and adds to his order last week to fly American flags at half-staff in remembrance of those who’ve died.


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