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3.02pm BST

Trump’s tweet about schools reopening also overlooks the fact that the European countries he listed are not reporting tens of thousands of new coronavirus cases each day, as the US is.

In his tweet, the president said, “In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries, SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITH NO PROBLEMS.”

2.46pm BST

This is Joan Greve in Washington, taking over for Martin Belam.

Trump is on Twitter this morning once again insisting that schools reopen in the fall, but the president has now added a funding threat to his pleas.

In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries, SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITH NO PROBLEMS. The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before the November Election, but is important for the children & families. May cut off funding if not open!

I disagree with @CDCgov on their very tough & expensive guidelines for opening schools. While they want them open, they are asking schools to do very impractical things. I will be meeting with them!!!

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