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President Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don’t reopen

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(AP) -- President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold federal money if schools don't reopen in the fall.

He says the guidelines that his own federal health officials have created for schools to reopen are impractical and expensive.

Trump isn't saying what funds would be cut off or what authority he had to make the move. On Twitter, the president said that countries including Germany, Denmark and Norway have reopened schools "with no problems."

He's also repeated his claim that Democrats want to keep schools closed for political reasons, not because of coronavirus risks.

Associated Press

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