The president tweeted Friday morning that he was embracing authority to force companies to ramp up supply chains. Except, it’s not clear he’s doing so.
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The new guidance, to be announced Monday, comes as the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continues to surge.
A State Department cable obtained by The Daily Beast says the U.S. and the American people are the “greatest humanitarians the world has ever known.”
The department has struggled to maintain a foothold on the evolving crisis and to restore calm among its own people.