President Trump spoke out on what the administration is doing about the coronavirus outbreak around the world.
He said the risk to Americans is very low because his administration was proactive from the beginning with travel restrictions and quarantines. There are 15 cases of coronavirus in the US and most of the people are doing well.
“Because of all we’ve done, the risk to the American people remains very low.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 26, 2020
The administration is asking for funds to help with prevention. Congress is willing to give the administration $8 million.
The president went on to talk about the world leaders he’s spoken to about their efforts to contain the virus.
President Trump compared deaths from the flu every year to the deaths from coronavirus. He spoke about how the US is #1 in preparedness for something like the coronavirus.
VP Pence will be in charge of coordinating the administration’s efforts to keep the coronavirus from spreading in the US.
The president announced that a Task Force will coordinate the government response to the coronavirus threat lead by VP Pence: “He’s got a certain talent for this. I look forward to serving in this role,”
Earlier today, the president called out the Democrats and the media for fearmongering about the coronavirus for political benefit:
Even though San Francisco has no cases of coronavirus, they’ve announced a state of emergency:
Democrats like Senator Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are fearmongering about this virus. It’s almost as if they wish for an outbreak in the US, so it will harm the president. How low can they go?