In other news, the global coronavirus death toll crossed 100,000 today with over 1.6 million infections. The United States can claim nearly 500,000 of those infections as of tonight.
Meanwhile, the federal budget deficit for the first half of the current fiscal year was $743.6 billion, an increase of 7.6 percent year-over-year. That doesn't include the cost of our coronavirus response or the dramatic drop in revenue from lost economic activity that's coming.
Finally, China has granted a slew of new trademarks for Ivanka Trump's personal brand including a trademark for... coffins.
On Sunday, China granted the first daughter’s company final approval for its 13th trademark in the past three months, trademark office records show. Over the same period, the Chinese government has granted Ivanka Trump’s company provisional approval for another eight trademarks, which can be finalized if no objections are raised during a three-month comment period.
Taken together, the trademarks could allow her brand to market a lifetime’s worth of products in China, from baby blankets to coffins, and a host of things in between, including perfume, make-up, bowls, mirrors, furniture, books, coffee, chocolate and honey. Ivanka Trump stepped back from management of her brand and placed its assets in a family-run trust, but she continues to profit from the business.
The Trump family doesn't even make their coffins (??) in the United States.
Can you even imagine burying a family member in a goddamn Trump-brand coffin?