This week’s top stories revolved around some of the biggest continuing topics of the year: The presidential election and the COVID-19 pandemic. The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme Court justice also spurred a lot of conversation and debate.
The first presidential candidate debate was held Tuesday in Cleveland.
Name-calling, interruptions and a general lack of civility led to the debate being called embarrassing and a disaster by many and not doing much to sway undecided voters either way.
President Trump was criticized heavily for failing to condemn white supremacy on stage and telling the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.”
News broke Thursday night that the president and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19.
Many wonder what the effect will be on the election, Trump’s supporters and the many other leaders and staff he has come in contact with over the last few days.
As the virus rages on, America’s leadership during the pandemic and other major events of the year has continued to be heavily scrutinized by fellow Americans and others around the world.
The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett led to many pieces about her qualifications and background, but also about the decision of the Senate to move forward with the nomination after attacking Democrats for trying to do the same with Justice Merrick Garland’s nomination in 2016.
Other stories this week included Trump refusing to promise a peaceful transition of power should he lose the election, the announcement that Disney would be laying off 28,000 employees and New Orleans moving to the next phase of its reopening.