President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he will hold a press conference at 6 pm at the White House. ET with officials from the Centers for Disease Control to discuss the Coronavirus outbreak and he also complained that his enemies are trying to panic.
The president closed the media coverage and Democratic accusations that his government did not do enough to fight it as an attempt to make his government look as bad as possible.
‘Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN do everything to make Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panic markets, if possible. Similarly, their incompetent Do Nothing Democrat comrades are all talking, not action. “USA in excellent condition!” He wrote on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
“I will hold a press conference today at 6 am on the subject at the White House. CDC representatives and others will be there. Thanks! “He added.
He also spelled the name of the virus in his tweet, writing C-A-R-O-N-A-V-I-R-U-S instead of C-O-R-O-N-A-V-I-R-U-S.
President Trump claimed that his administration is doing ‘great’ work in the fight against Coronavirus
Trump claimed that his administration is doing ‘great’ work in the fight against Corona virus after the CDC had warned that it was a matter of when and not if a major outbreak would occur in the United States.
The president praised the success of his government through Twitter as he contacted Joint Base Andrews, where he and First Lady Melania Trump withdrew from a state visit to India.
“Just landed. India was great, trip very successful. I’m on my way to the White House. Meetings and calls scheduled today. @CDCgov, @SecAzar and everyone does a great job regarding Coronavirus! This afternoon briefing, “he wrote.
The White House has not released details of the briefing that the president has mentioned.
Trump and his team try to find a balance between the public alarm and not rejecting a possible health problem.
The president has focused on showing his government and has the situation under control, while government health officials have warned people to be prepared for the worst.
Trump returned part of his flight from India by sending retweets about how there is no community outbreak of the Corona virus in the United States and about his government’s response to it.
“There is currently no reported spread of # COVID19 in the United States. People should take daily measures to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as staying home when you were sick was a retweet from the CDC that the president sent.
Meanwhile, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will testify at Capital Hill about his department’s budget request, but will certainly get questions about the disease, especially after Democrats criticized Trump’s request for $ 2.5 billion in federal funds for being late , too late to fight.
President Trump said at a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday that the situation is “very well controlled in our country.”
“We have very few people with it,” he said. “But people are getting better. They are all getting better. “
He defended himself as the markets fell for two consecutive days over fears of a possible outbreak and Democratic presidential candidates beat Trump’s response to the Corona virus in their Tuesday night debate.
“This president did not invest in his budget like he should have. He tried to cut back on the CDC. He tried to cut back on international organizations that would coordinate with the rest of the world. He has not really addressed the nation on this issue, “said Amy Klobuchar.
And former New York mayor, Mike Bloomberg, said: “The president fired the pandemic specialist in this country two years ago. There is no one here to find out what the hell we should do. “
The CDC on Tuesday told parents to prepare their children for the possibility of school closures should the disease spread.
So far, 57 cases have been confirmed – 14 in the country, 40 of civilians repatriated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan and three evacuated from China.
Dr. Nancy Messonier (photo) of the CDC says that the public should prepare if the corona virus spreads in the US and suggested that parents ask schools if they plan to attend classes via the internet
Doctors are looking at a scan of a coronavirus patient at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital, 16 February
Doctors in China look at test results, since more than 80,000 people worldwide are infected with coronavirus
Dr. Nancy Messonier, CDC director of the Center for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said the public should be ready if the virus becomes a pandemic.
“It is not so much a question of whether this will happen in this country, but a matter of when this will happen,” she told reporters in a media call on Tuesday.
“We ask the American public to prepare for the expectation that this can be bad.”
More than 80,000 people worldwide have been infected with the corona virus and more than 2,700 people have died – mostly older patients with pre-existing conditions.