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Donald Trump has finally ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor coronavirus victims

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Flags on federal properties are flying at half staff this Memorial Day weekend NPR's Tamara Keith reports president trump ordered the lowering of flags to honor those who died from covert nineteen as the official U. S. death toll from the coronavirus closes in on the grim milestone of one hundred thousand lives lost president trump signed a proclamation ordering all flags lowered to half staff through Sunday at sundown our nation mourns for every life lost to the corona virus pandemic and we share in the suffering of all those who entered pain and illness from the outbreak the proclamation reads for weeks trumpet said he hoped the death toll would be fifty thousand sixty thousand seventy thousand something less than a hundred thousand but the numbers kept overtaking his predictions on Monday flags will be lowered again for Memorial Day honoring Americans lost in war

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