VP Leni Robredo denies former senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s claim she is preparing to run for CamSur governor in 2022. “Her focus remains on helping our fellow Filipinos through the COVID-19 crisis,” Robredo’s spoxBarry Gutierrez says. | via @MB_RAntonio
VP Leni Robredo's spoxBarry Gutierrez denies claim of ex-sen Sonny Trillanes that the VP is already preparing to run for CamSur gov in 2022. Gutierrez says Robredo has yet to make final decision on her 2022 bid. | via @maracepeda
One woman has been killed in the rocket barrage from Gaza on the Tel Aviv area, Israel’s police spox tells me. She was killed in Rishon LeTsiyon. He said over 80 rockets were fired and called it “unprecedented”
🧵France MFA spox, asked about Iran Vienna talks today, possibility of extending IAEA Iran tech agreement: “The discussions that resumed on May 7 in Vienna have led to some initial progress on the nuclear issue. Nevertheless, major disagreements remain on some key points 1/
Gaza’s health ministry spox says 26 killed, including 9 children, and 122 injured in #Gaza - Israeli airstrikes continue as does the rocket fire into Israel. 6 Israelis injured (need to double check latest reports)
"We are deeply alarmed at developments in the city of #Cali in #Colombia overnight, where police opened fire on demonstrators protesting against tax reforms, reportedly killing & injuring a number of people. State authorities must protect human rights" says @UNHumanRights spox.
NEW: Georgia sheriff spox who tried to make excuses for a mass shooting suspect ... was pushing anti-Asian racist memes himself.
On the same day Larry Kudlow said coronavirus was “contained” on Feb. 25th, Trump’s campaign spox made an even more bold claim. “We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
CNN's Poppy Harlow to WH Spox Brian Morgenstern: "These are remarkable reporters from the NYTimes... It is not OK for you to accuse them with no facts of coordinating with the Democratic Party. Please stop doing that or this interview will end. Brian, stop attacking the press."
CNN: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital after being treated for a possible infection. SCOTUS spox: "She is home and doing well."
FLOTUS spox confirms Mrs. Trump wore a jacket to visit border kids that reads: "I really don't care. Do you?" Spox says: "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe."
NEW: President Obama will attend the funeral service for Rep. Elijah Cummings on Friday. Per spox, at the request of Mrs. Cummings, “he will deliver remarks about the remarkable life and legacy of one of this country’s finest public servants.”