7 Things: Trump heads back to the White House, UAB doctor offers Trump advice, Tuberville and Trump cruising and more …
7. Medical manufacturing facility coming to Dothan
- Governor Kay Ivey has announced that there will be a medical manufacturing facility built in Dothan that will create 70 new jobs and be an investment of $9.5 million through Global Resources International and Advanced Product Solutions.
- The facility will produce personal protective equipment, among other products. Ivey said, “[T]his is great news for Dothan because it will create good jobs and provide a solid economic boost for the entire area.”
6. Ainsworth pushing to confirm Barrett
- Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth has joined other lieutenant governors in sending a letter to the U.S. Senate advocating for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- In a statement, Ainsworth noted Barrett’s position on the Second Amendment, saying, “[H]er support for religious freedoms coincide with the traditional beliefs and conservative values that most Alabamians hold close.” He also mentioned that she “understands that the role of a Supreme Court justice is to interpret the Constitution as our founding fathers intended and not to invent new laws from thin air.”
5. Coronavirus could travel more than six feet
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has once again said that the coronavirus can spread through “airborne transmission” farther than six feet, within the proper conditions, but this time they actually mean it and it wasn’t an error. Last month, the CDC posted a similar update to their website but said that it was an accidental post and the information was still being reviewed.
- The virus still “most commonly” spreads within six feet. Transmission further than that distance is more likely to occur in indoor areas that have poor ventilation and is more common in a situation where someone might have “heavier breathing, like singing or exercising.”
4. Second Amendment battle in the U.S. Senate race
- U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) says he is the guy to vote for over Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville if you want someone to protect people’s Second Amendment rights, declaring recently that he’s “a Second Amendment guy” and emphasizing that he’s in favor of just keeping guns out of the wrong hands. But the NRA gave Jones a “D” rating and Jones attacked the NRA in his first Senate speech.
- Strangely and unbelievably, Jones is now claiming he is the guy that is going to protect the Second Amendment. He said he doesn’t “want anybody coming for my guns” and that he won’t “let them,” but his first vote will be to vote his fellow Democrats into positions of power and after that, it will be hard to stop them from enacting their anti-Second Amendment policies.
3. Jones down big, Trump up bigly in Alabama
- Auburn University at Montgomery’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration put a poll out Monday that showed former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville beating U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) by 12 points with four weeks to go until the November 3 general election.
- But if you are Jones, there is some silver lining: Alabama’s junior senator appears to be doing better than the Democrats’ presidential candidate. The poll shows Joe Biden getting annihilated by President Donald Trump with 57% planning to vote for Trump and only 37% ready to cast a ballot for Biden.
2. Trump should take it easy
- UAB infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Saag was diagnosed with the coronavirus in March, and now he’s advising that President Donald Trump “go slow” through his recovery, as some of the symptoms can linger and come and go.
- Saag mentioned that there’s a reputation for symptoms to go away, but then “come back in a very haunting way 12 hours later.” He added that trying to rush back to life as normal could actually slow down his recovery.
1. Trump leaves the hospital
- President Donald Trump announced Monday afternoon that he would be leaving the Walter Reed Medical Center at 6:30 p.m. ET on Monday and mentioned that he’s “feeling good.” While the media is freaking out because his doctor said that “he isn’t out of the woods yet,” he actually stated, “Though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all our evaluations, and most importantly, his clinical status, support the president’s safe return home where he’ll be surrounded by world-class medical care 24/7.”
- After returning to the White House, Trump removed his mask, which led to commentators alleging he wanted people to die. He then tweeted, “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!” This unsurprisingly sent people into another rage and led to members of the media claiming he doesn’t care.