President Trump has ordered for American flags on all federal buildings to be lowered to half-staff over the next three days to honor those who have passed away from coronavirus.
While daily death tolls are no longer on a steady incline, the losses are still mounting, with the total count in the US above 94,500 — by far the nation with the most deaths. More than 1.5million Americans having been infected.
The president also announced for flags to fly at half-staff on federal buildings and national monuments to commemorate military personnel who have died.
Some people responded with cynicism on Twitter to the president’s announcement.
On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on the president to lower flags on the day the U.S. reaches 100,000 deaths.