Powered by

GOP state leaders hold course on virus; Opponents of mask mandates and other COVID-19 measures don't seem rattled by Trump's diagnosis.

Oct 04, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

Republican governors and lawmakers in many states have followed President Trump's lead on their response to the coronavirus, declining to impose mask mandates and pushing to lift restrictions on businesses and social gatherings as swiftly as possible.

Revelations that the president and first lady are now among those who have tested positive for the virus appeared to do little to change their thinking.

In the hours after the nation learned that Trump had tested positive, Republican-co...