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Dr. Janette Nesheiwat’s July 4th dos and don’ts: Precautions will help keep friends, family safe

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As we celebrate Independence Day with friends and family, there are simple precautions all of us should take to keep coronavirus at bay.

Dr. Janette Nesheiwat offered some “dos and don’ts” Saturday on  “Fox & Friends Weekend.”

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“First and foremost, we want to make sure that if we’re outdoors and we’re not able to … social distance, we want to wear a facial covering or a mask. That’s really important,” she said.

Nesheiwat stressed constant hand-washing and staying six to 10 feet away from people, including loved ones from other households.

“Remember,” she said, “the virus likes to jump from one person to another.”

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A man watches fireworks after a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo., the day before the Fourth of July. Cleveland won 4-0. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Your health is very much at stake. According to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, there are now almost 2.8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States and over 129,000 deaths.

“We’ve just learned that for every person [who] tests positive, there are 10 to 20 people [who] are undiagnosed,” Nesheiwat said.

The Fox News medical contributor advised celebrating the Fourth at home with family and avoiding large crowds and clusters. Large groups serve as a breeding ground for the virus, which Nesheiwat said spreads through “talking, sneezing, coughing, shouting and cheering.”

“It gets into the air and aerosolizes, and it gets into another person’s eyes, nose, [and] their throat,” she said.

People who have any symptoms or are not feeling well should stay home, preferably alone, to avoid infecting others.

Nesheiwat also urged people to avoid traveling to areas where there is a known oubreak, including parts of Arizona, Texas, Florida and California.

A recent surge in cases has many health experts worried, with at least five states setting single-day records for infections Friday.

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This comes after the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Tuesday that the number of new cases nationwide could soar to 100,000 per day  “if this does not turn around.”

While the holiday weekend has the potential to be a perfect storm for spreading the virus, Nesheiwat said that won’t happen if people stay vigilent by maintaining social distance, washing hands and wearing masks.

“All these little things together can help keep you safe and enjoy the holiday with your family and your friends,” she said.

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VA secretary Wilkie touts ‘all-time high’ in trust, approval of department under Trump

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie told “Bill Hemmer Reports” Friday that approval of his department among veterans is at an “all-time high.”

“Veterans are now, under this administration, voting with their feet,” Wilkie told host Jon Scott.

Wilkie explained that under his and President Trump’s leadership, the VA is seeing a 90 percent “trust-and-approval” rating. He added that the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization did their own survey and essentially validated those figures after polling their members.

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“When we talk about trust and approval ratings, those ratings are almost 40 points higher than they were in the last administration because this president has put veterans front-and-center,” Wilkie said, “and we have seen the benefits of that, and we have seen veterans coming home to VA in record numbers.”

Turning to the coronavirus pandemic, Wilkie said the VA is seeing similar infection rates to the civilian population among veterans. He told Scott that 18,000 of approximately 9.5 million veterans have been infected, and 15,000 of those have fully recovered.

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Because of the VA’s efficacy in treating coronavirus, Wilkie said his office is better able to serve other populations. He cited Arizona, where the VA has enlisted nurses to learn the Navajo language in order to assist Native American tribes who are being affected by the contagion.

“It’s allowed us to serve the entire country,” he said. “We are in nursing homes across the country.”

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How Fourth of July in 2020 will be unlike any other: no beach, no booze, no BBQ

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The coronavirus pandemic has ensured that not only will 2020 be a year for the history books, but that Americans will be celebrating a Fourth of July like no other.

Only a month ago, states had started to ease back lockdown measures after flattening the curve. People were talking about barbecues on the beach and watching baseball on July 4th – a “return to normal” as much as any other, but more so on America’s birthday.

Such hopes started to fade as several states started to note spikes in new cases, culminating in over a week of record-breaking numbers. Florida alone set a national record when it reported just over 10,000 new cases on July 2. In 40 of the 50 states, coronavirus cases are rising, with Nebraska and South Dakota the only states outside the Northeast with a downward trend in cases, according to the Associated Press.

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President Donald Trump plans to press on in South Dakota with a July 4th celebration at Mount Rushmore — complete with fireworks — but most states will have adjusted celebrations.

Here are some of the ways this year’s celebrations will be very different than in previous years.

NO BEACH

With the holiday looming, July 4th calls to mind images of beach barbecues and fun in the sun. Beaches in the Northwest and Northeast have largely remained open for the holiday weekend, but they are not the usual hotspots for vacation and celebrations, and people might have to make do.

Florida has become the hardest-hit state in the country, and it was the most ambitious in achieving a return to normal. After pushing to host the Republican National Convention, the state instead has seen several counties push for certain closures – most prominently, beaches in South Florida.

The beach closures in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Indian River County and Martin County are in place only for the holiday weekend, a time when the state normally sees a surge in activity. Beaches in Central Florida largely remain open, though. Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to push for reopening, saying the state is “not going back” on the plan. He even openly questioned the beach closures, speculating that keeping people indoors over the weekend might actually exacerbate the infection rates.

California has also seen several beach closures, including L.A. state beaches and San Diego beaches, as has Michigan, though in smaller numbers. Texas went a step further, closing down any outdoor tubing and rafting businesses.

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NO BEER

One of the main concerns that experts pointed to in order to explain the sharp rise in cases was the skew toward younger people for newly infected. The average age of those infected by the virus dropped from 48 to 39.

Younger people ventured out for nights in the club or at the bar, so states moved to squash that as an option. In some states, the most obvious measure to take in order to discourage the spread of the virus was to close bars or ban alcohol sales.

Several states, including Colorado and California, have moved to outright close down bars. California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered bars closed in several counties, including Fresno, Kings and Los Angeles, with an advisory for closures in several others.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott required any restaurant that makes most of its money (51 percent or more) from alcohol sales to close outright as well.

Pennsylvania was the only state to initially ban the sale of alcohol outright across the state, but it slowly repealed that measure after reassessing in the face of criticism. When the state started to see a rise in cases again, Allegheny County in Western Pennsylvania took steps to ban the sale of alcohol for on-site drinking.

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NO BBQ IN THE PARK

In some states, it will be nearly impossible to gather outside at all to celebrate. In Texas, Gov. Abbott banned gatherings of more than 10 people ahead of the July 4th weekend but had allowed certain exceptions with local government approval. Abbott remains keen to reopening the economy but recognized the need to prevent a possible spike from the holiday weekend.

“We have the ability to keep businesses open and move our economy forward so that Texans can continue to earn a paycheck, but it requires each of us to do our part to protect one another—and that means wearing a face covering in public spaces,” the Republican governor said in a statement.

Some states have taken a softer approach, instead urging residents to remain at home to celebrate rather than outright banning gatherings, as they did in Oregon.

In cases in which gathering does occur, such as in Nebraska, state leaders have asked that hosts keep a gues list to aid in contact tracing efforts.

KTVB in Boise asked the question “What Can You Do This Fourth of July in Idaho?” The main answer was to social distance, no matter what the occasion, but the report listed a number of cancellations to parades and fireworks, which frequently invite large gatherings.

Ohio has indefinitely extended its ban on mass-gatherings (meaning any gathering of 10 or more people outside of a household) through July, and has mandated further social-distancing measures for businesses.

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NO FIREWORKS

After beaches and barbecues, the most iconic moment of any July 4th celebration is a fireworks display to end the night. After the weeks of unscheduled fireworks late into the night across the country, some people might not be so heartbroken to hear that the usual displays for July 4th have been canceled in a number of states.

California delivered the final blow to holiday plans by canceling any fireworks shows across the state.

New York has taken a decentralized approach to fireworks, announcing only an hour ahead of time when it will host smaller displays.

Some cities and counties in Idaho have also canceled their fireworks displays, though parades and other festivities will continue as planned in certain areas unless the state has failed to move out of Stage 4 reopening.

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NO DINING OUT

When the beaches and bars are closed, going out for dinner is an option. The coronavirus has forced most states to close down restaurants or allow limited reopenings, and for many, that will not change.

Most states have entered at least a Phase 2 reopening, which allows outdoor seating for restaurants, such as in New York, or limited indoor capacity. States including Virginia, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico and Mississippi have announced a pause to their plans to progress to the next phase or specifically to open up indoor dining.

As Arizona continues to suffer under the strain of the virus, Gov. Doug Ducey has pushed through a measure to discourage large gatherings. In addition to ceasing the issue of any new special event licenses, he has put a pause on the operations of large, indoor public spaces such as gyms, movie theaters, bars and waterparks, effective for one month from June 29.

California also closed down indoor operations for restaurants, movie theaters, zoos and museums, among other businesses starting July 1.

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MANDATORY FACE MASKS

Most states are keen to continue reopening businesses for the sake of the economy, but recognize the need for some safety measures to help the recovery. The use of face masks has been continually touted as one of the most effective means of maintaining safety while easing back other measures, and some states have embraced that hope more so than others.

Texas instituted a mandatory face mask measure, as has Nevada, Oregon and North Carolina, joining New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Illinois and Washington. Gov. Abbott issued the order on July 2, requiring masks worn in any county with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases.

Oregon had to place a state trooper on leave after he was caught on video refusing to wear his mask, saying that the mandate to wear one violated his “civil liberties,” according to the Salem Statesman Journal.

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America has around 2.8 million confirmed cases of coronavirus, with around 131,000 deaths.

The Associated Press and Morgan Phillips contributed to this report. 

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Pence delayed Arizona trip after Secret Service agents tested positive for coronavirus: report

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Vice President Mike Pence delayed a trip to Arizona earlier this week after several of the Secret Service agents tasked with preparing the itinerary tested positive for the coronavirus or showed symptoms, according to reports.

Pence decided to move the trip from Tuesday to Wednesday this week to allow time for healthy agents to get to Arizona when at least one agent in Arizona had a confirmed case.  Eight to 10 agents and federal officers showed symptoms, the Washington Post reported, citing two senior Trump administration officials speaking on condition of anonymity.

The trip was postponed due to other factors related to the virus as well, The New York Times reported.

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Vice President Mike Pence, left, walks with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, right, after their meeting to discuss the surge in coronavirus cases in Arizona Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Last Saturday, a spokesman for Pence told Fox News he had canceled campaign events in the state due to surging virus cases, but still planned to meet with the governor there to assess the situation.

He met with Ariz. Gov. Doug Ducey in Phoenix for a short visit and news conference at the airport Wednesday to discuss the virus.

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“I’ve instructed the acting secretary of homeland security to move out immediately to provide additional doctors, nurses and technical personnel,” Pence said at the news conference. “Help is on the way and we’re going to spare no expense to provide the kind of reinforcements that you will need across the state, should this pandemic continue to spread.”

The vice president also postponed campaign events in Florida this week. Both states have reported record virus numbers amid reopening and have since reclosed some businesses.

A Pence spokesperson neither confirmed nor denied the validity of the story to the Post, writing, “Instead of highlighting Vice President Pence’s concerted effort with Task Force members to visit and support states with new cases, The Washington Post is choosing to use its pages to report on a story of little use to every day Americans attempting to learn more about how coronavirus affects them or the Administration’s response efforts.”

A spokeswoman for the Secret Service said the agency doesn’t comment on its methods and didn’t confirm agents had tested positive but said, “the health and safety of our work force, their families, and that of our protectees remains the agency’s highest priority,” according to the Post.

Several Secret Service agents and campaign staffers who helped prepare for Trump’s June 20 rally in Tulsa also tested positive for the virus.

Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, tested positive for the virus as well in early May. She has since recovered.

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Both the president and vice president are tested for the virus daily, the White House has said.

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Lori Vallow gets 2 felony charges dropped as court case continues

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Two of the felony charges against doomsday-obsessed mom Lori Vallow were dismissed Thursday, according to a report.

Vallow, who is being held in Idaho on $1 million bail, still faces misdemeanor charges of resisting and obstructing an officer, solicitation of a crime, and contempt of court, East Idaho News reported.

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She was also hit with new felony charges Monday for allegedly concealing, altering, and destroying evidence in the case.

Thursday’s dismissal of the felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of children comes three weeks after investigators discovered the remains of Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and his 16-year-old sister, Tylee Ryan, buried on property belonging to Vallow’s husband, Chad Daybell.

Daybell, 51, pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of concealment of evidence last month.

The couple, part of the doomsday cult Preparing a People, are accused of lying to police and refusing to cooperate with authorities following the disappearance of the two children in September.

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Vallow was arrested in Hawaii in February and taken back to Rexburg, Idaho, to face charges after she failed me meet a January deadline to return the children safely, and was hit with the felony desertion charges.

Those charges were the ones dropped Thursday, East Idaho News said.

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Alex Berenson to some Arizona teachers hesitant to reopen schools: ‘Do your job. Or find another.’

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Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson on Wednesday criticized Arizona teachers who are hesitant to reopen schools in the fall amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, telling them: “Do your job. Or find another.”

Berenson made the comment in a tweet showing the results of a survey that asked students, parents, teachers, and administrators whether the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) in Arizona should reopen schools in the fall.

The results, which a parent provided to Berenson, showed that more than half of students, parents, and administrators answered “Strongly Agree/Agree” to a “Full Time Return Overall,” while less than half, or 42 percent, of teachers were in favor.

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For teachers who answered whether middle schools should reopen, only 28 percent answered, “Strongly Agree/Agree,” while more than half of student, parent, and administrator respondents said they were in favor.

“From Scottsdale, Arizona: students and parents favor fully reopening schools by about 2-1, but teachers oppose it overall,” Berenson tweeted. “Remind me, do we have schools to educate kids or as a full-employment for teachers? Do your job. Or find another.”

The parent who provided Berenson the survey said the survey was issued earlier this month and closed on June 20th. She said SUSD will announce its decision next Tuesday.

Fox News has reached out to SUSD and the American Federation of Teachers for comment.

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The results of the survey follow an executive order by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Tuesday that all schools must delay the start of in-person classes for the school year that begins July 1 until August 17, Phoenix’s Fox 10 reported.

Schools are also allowed to begin the school year before August 17 through online classrooms, according to the station.

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Arizona wildfire explodes in size in time-lapse video, burns over 800 acres

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A wildfire that broke out southwest of Phoenix last weekend can be seen exploding in size in a time-lapse video of the blaze.

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said on Tuesday that the Avondale Fire was 100 percent contained after burning more than 800 acres.

The blaze began on June 26, burning close to the Estrella Mountains in Avondale.

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Footage of the fire uploaded to Twitter showed it raging, throwing off large flames and plumes of smoke that vary in color from black to pink. It was created locally by C.Rozek Photography.

The rapid spread of the blaze spurred evacuations that were later lifted, FOX10 reported.

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The Avondale Fire quickly spread on Friday night, burning some 800 acres before it was fully contained by Tuesday. (AZ State Forestry)

No buildings were damaged and no one was hurt in the blaze. Officials said the cause remains under investigation.

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The fire southwest of Phoenix was the latest in a number of blazes that erupted last month across Arizona amid dry, hot weather.

The biggest fire burning in the country, the Bush Fire northeast of Phoenix, is now 98 percent contained, according to the InciWeb incident information system.

The Bush Fire has burned 193,455 acres and is the fifth-largest fire in state history. The Bighorn Fire north of Tucson burned 118,370 acres and is now 54 percent contained.

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In the northern part of the state, the Mangum Fire is 67 percent contained after burning about 71,450 acres.

The north rim of the Grand Canyon reopened to visitors after roadways that were closed due to the wildfire near the park reopened Tuesday.

“The North Rim will open for day use only and visitors are encouraged to be self-sufficient as services may be limited on the Kaibab Plateau following the Mangum Fire,” the National Park Service (NPS) said in a news release.

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Arizona ammo supplier to Las Vegas massacre gunman gets prison time: reports

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An Arizona man who authorities said sold illegal tracer and armor-piercing bullets to the Las Vegas massacre gunman was sentenced to prison Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

Douglas Haig, 57, of Mesa, will spend 13 months in federal prison for manufacturing ammunition without a license,according to Nicholas A. Trutanich, U.S. attorney for the District of Nevada. Haig had pleaded guilty to the federal charge last November.

“This case arose out of the investigation into the October 1, 2017 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas,” prosecutors said. “In the hotel room from which the shooter staged his attack, investigators located a box with a shipping label setting forth Haig’s name and address.”

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Douglas Haig leaves the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, in Las Vegas, Nov. 19, 2019. (Associated Press)

Still, Haig was not accused of a direct role in the shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 — described as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Senior U.S. District Judge James Mahan imposed the sentence but separated Haig from the actions conducted by the gunman, Stephen Paddock.

Paddock killed himself as responding law enforcement officers moved in on him, authorities have said. His precise motivation for the shooting remains a mystery.

“The person who did that, who committed that reprehensible act, we can only hope now that he’s being punished for eternity,” Mahan said, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “He’s escaped punishment on this earth.”

Defense attorney Marc Victor added that Haig had no indication of the plans by the gunman.

“Doug was absolutely devastated when he learned of the tragedy,” Victor said.

Haig illegally sold various types of ammunition between July 2016 and October 2017, court documents showed, according to Fox 5 Vegas. A fingerprint examination found his prints on two pieces of armor-piercing ammunition removed from a magazine in the shooter’s hotel room, prosecutors said.

Agents from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted a series of interviews with Haig, starting on Oct. 2, 2017, where he admitted to meeting the shooter and selling him ammunition. Haig reportedly was not authorized to sell the ammunition and didn’t have a federal firearms license, prosecutors said, according to the station.

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Agents seized “hundreds of pounds of ammunition and ammunition components” on Oct. 24, 2017, after executing a search warrant at Haig’s residence. Ammunition or firearms-related equipment was found in nearly every room, including a workshop they said was converted into an ammunition manufacturing operation that Haig was in the process of automating, according to prosecutors.

He reportedly used the workshop to conduct a business named Specialized Military Ammunition where he sold the ammo on the internet and at gun shows around the country. Paddock also purchased the ammunition from Haig through the business, which he closed permanently following the FBI raid, the paper reported.

Victor had previously argued that as the only person to face a criminal charge following the shooting, Haig could not be fairly judged by a jury drawn from the trauma-scarred Las Vegas community. Mahan had ordered Haig, an aerospace engineer, to self-surrender to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) by Oct. 2, 2020.

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In September, Haig’s lawyers are expected to ask the judge to consider the possibility of the coronavirus pandemic leaving him susceptible to serious illness before he is scheduled to start serving his sentence, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Mahan said BOP officials can decide whether Haig may serve some of his prison time at home.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Trump 2020 Campaign reshuffles; Brad Parscale stays put

Ten days after President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Okla., there has been a shakeup in the Trump 2020 Campaign.

Michael Glassner, organizer of the president’s rallies, has been reassigned and Jeff DeWit, who served as Arizona chairman of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, joins the 2020 staff as chief operating officer.

Trump 2020 Campaign Manager Brad Parscale is staying put despite reportedly taking heavy criticism after a lower-than-expected crowd turnout in Tulsa.

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News of the shakeup was first reported by Axios.

Trump 2020 Campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh confirmed the staffing changes in a statement to Fox News.

“This is not a reaction to Tulsa,” Murtaugh said. “Michael Glassner is moving into the long-term role of navigating the many legal courses we face, including suits against major media outlets, some of which will likely extend beyond the end of the campaign.

“He is one of the founding members of Team Trump and his dedication to the success of the president is unmatched.”

Just days before the June 20 rally in Tulsa, Parscale claimed the campaign had received more than 1 million requests for free tickets. But on the day of the event, it became apparent that the expected large crowd did not materialize.

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“Brad broke the first rule of American politics: under-promise and over-deliver,” Rick Wilson, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, a political action committee run by anti-Trump Republicans, told The Guardian.

The local fire marshal estimated the turnout at the 19,000-seat BOK Center arena at about 6,200 but Murtaugh – during an appearance June 22 on Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime,” disputed that estimate, asserting that Secret Service personnel counted about 12,000 people going through the turnstiles.

Both Parscale and Murtaugh also claimed that, in addition to concerns about the coronavirus, turnout was likely affected by more than a week of negative advance coverage on cable news networks, speculating that protesters and rioters might show up at the event. The campaign officials claimed such reports likely scared off many families who had hoped to attend.

Parscale also pushed back against claims that anti-Trump pranksters using TikTok may have sabotaged the turnout by making phony ticket reservations.

“Leftists and online trolls doing a victory lap, thinking they somehow impacted rally attendance, don’t know what they’re talking about or how our rallies work,” Parscale said June 21. “Reporters who wrote gleefully about TikTok and K-Pop [Korean pop music] fans — without contacting the campaign for comment — behaved unprofessionally and were willing dupes to the charade.”

In March 2016, with DeWit, then the Arizona state treasurer, heading his campaign in the state, candidate Donald Trump won a solid victory in the Grand Canyon State, capturing nearly 46 percent of the vote in a field of three active Republican candidates – plus 11 withdrawn candidates who also received votes.

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The Arizona win added 58 delegates to Trump’s tally as he eventually advanced to the GOP presidential nomination – and ultimately a White House win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

After taking office, Trump nominated DeWit to be NASA’s chief financial officer. The Senate confirmed DeWit’s nomination in March 2018.

DeWit resigned from the space agency in February, expressing a desire to return to his family in Arizona after working in Washington, according to SpaceNews.com.

He had served as Arizona’s state treasurer from January 2015 to April 2018, after succeeding Doug Ducey, who is now the state’s governor.

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Glassner, who had been a Trump campaign official as far back as 2015, was expecting to be reassigned, a source told Axios.

“Michael didn’t really make many mistakes [at Tulsa],” the source told the outlet. “He did what he always did, and it didn’t work post-COVID.”

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Coronavirus leads Arizona governor to close bars, clubs, gyms for 30 days

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered the closure of bars, gyms, movie theaters, nightclubs and water parks across the state for 30 days in an effort to combat a spike in coronavirus cases.

“Our numbers continue to increase,” Ducey said at a Monday news conference in Phoenix. “In Arizona, they’re going in the wrong direction and we’re going to take some additional action today to contain this virus and get back on track.”

He also re-imposed a ban on indoor and outdoor gatherings of 50 or more people. He said the state Department of Liquor Licenses and Control will suspend special-event licenses. Cities and counties will have the authority to approve large events, but only if certain protocols are met.

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Groups larger than 10 people are also prohibited from congregating at public swimming pools. Private pools in apartments and multi-housing complexes must post signage requiring social distancing and limiting groups of 10 or more, according to the order.

Ducey also delayed the start of school until Aug. 17. During his announcement, he pleaded with Arizonans to wear masks and to stay at home when possible to reduce the risk of transmission.

“Remember, you are safer at home,” Ducey said. “If you don’t need to go out, don’t go out.”

His orders can be extended if the number of COVID-19 cases doesn’t decline by a significant margin, he said.

Most bars and nightclubs reopened after Ducey let his stay-at-home and business closures expire in May. Bars that don’t serve food were allowed to reopen, a loophole that led to packed venues and almost no way to practice social distancing, according to The Associated Press.

Arizona is one of a handful of states to re-impose restriction amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases after reopening its economy. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered bars closed and the reduction of restaurant service last week after its coronavirus infection rate hit nearly 12 percent.

Other states are scaling back their planned reopenings amid the coronavirus surge.

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In Miami-Dade County, officials announced the closure of its pristine beaches ahead of the busy July 4 weekend, less than a month after reopening.

Arizona officials announced 3,858 additional COVID-19 cases Sunday, the most reported in a single day since the pandemic took hold in the state. Statewide, health officials reported more than 74,500 coronavirus cases as of Monday, as well as more than 1,580 deaths.

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