Coronavirus: Trump hopes US will shake off pandemic by Easter
As the president sets out 'a beautiful timeline', New York warns it is a 'canary in the coal mine'.Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Trump on goal to reopen US by Easter: It's 'a beautiful timeline' US President Donald Trump has said he hopes the US will shake off coronavirus by Easter, even as New York's governor sounded the alarm that the illness is spreading faster than"a bullet train". The president told a White House news briefing reopening the US early next month would be"a beautiful timeline". His optimistic tone came as the World Health Organization warned the US could become the pandemic's global epicentre. The US has recorded almost 55,000 cases and nearly 800 deaths. Globally there have been more than 420,000 cases confirmed and approaching 19,000 deaths. What did President Trump say? On Tuesday, he told Fox News he hoped the country could get back to normal by Easter, which is on 12 April. Mr Trump, a Republican, said:"We're going to be opening relatively soon... I would love to have the country opened up and just rearing to go by Easter." He added in a subsequent interview:"Easter is a very special day for me... and you'll have packed churches all over our country." Can I go for a walk? How to avoid 'quarantine-shaming' Mr Trump also warned that unless the country reopened for business it could suffer"a massive recession or depression". The president said:"You're going to lose people. You're going to have suicides by the thousands. You're going to have all sorts of things happen. You're going to have instability." Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Celebrating a birthday party by video chat Speaking at a White House briefing later, Mr Trump said he was beginning"to see the light at the end of the tunnel", though he said"our decision will be based on hard facts and data". Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on infectious diseases and a member of the White House's coronavirus task force, told the same press briefing:"No-one is going to want to tone down anything when you see what is going on in a place like New York City." What's happening in New York? With more than 25,000 coronavirus cases by Tuesday morning, the Empire state accounted for half of all US infections. Dr Deborah Birx, of the White House coronavirus taskforce, said on Tuesday the New York City metro area is the source of 60% of all new cases in the US. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption The New York Governor Andrew Cuomo: The city 'is a test case' She advised anyone leaving the region to self-quarantine for two weeks. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, told another news conference on Tuesday:"The [infection] forecaster said to me, 'We were looking at a freight train coming across the country.' "'We're now looking at a bullet train.'" He added:"New York is the canary in the coal mine, New York is happening first, what is happening to New York will happen to California and Illinois, it is just a matter of time." The governor said New York's hospital system will soon reach breaking point unless the US Federal Emergency Management Agency urgently sends more healthcare supplies. "You pick the 26,000 people who are going to die because you only sent 400 ventilators," Mr Cuomo said. New York currently has 7,000 medical ventilators - machines used to keep patients breathing - but needs 30,000, the governor said. A tale of two media events On Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump sat in the verdant White House grounds for a Fox News"virtual town hall" and said he hoped to get US businesses reopened by Easter, in just over two weeks. "A great American resurrection," the Fox host suggested. A few hours earlier, Governor Cuomo held a much more sombre press conference at the Javits Center in Manhattan. The building, which three years ago hosted Hillary Clinton's ill-fated election-night party, is now a makeshift field hospital. The president and the governor - two New Yorkers with a long history - clashed over the state's shortage of ventilators to treat the most serious cases. Mr Trump blamed Mr Cuomo for not purchasing more in 2015, citing a conspiracy-mongering website. Mr Cuomo said the administration should use its emergency powers to order more machines manufactured. When it comes to easing the recent shelter-in-place orders, governors like Mr Cuomo, not the president, will have the final say. If there's disagreement, however, the American public could be left wondering what to believe. Read more: BBC News (UK)
US is now 3rd in line with the most COVID -19 cases in the world. Over by Easter - bullshit ! Dream on ! DelusionalDonald strikes again. God help america 😪 I wish the US could shake off Trump by Easter. What a twit He’s a good egg - not Sure Pres Donald......the Easter Bunny will move it on. I hope he's right
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Trump seeks to reopen 'large sections' of US by Easter, clashing with expertsCoronavirus taskforce members sound cautious note as they urge New Yorkers who have left city to self-quarantine The White House will run out of people who can keep a straight face standing behind Trump soon! Once a clown always a clown realDonaldTrump PLEASE just Take your crayons and quietly colour in the corner while the adults steer the nation to safety. unqualified electedembarrassment
We all would like it too, but realistically it wont lol Easter this year?!!!! So, we can add delusion to the list of coronavirus symptoms, Trump has the bug! Good luck with that He's a nut job God bless you and your family That's optimism for you. What's worse is that many Americans will believe every word Hes bloody lost it
Wish the America would shake him off!
Donald Trump wants US 'back to normal by Easter' despite coronavirus warningsPresident Donald Trump has set a goal for the US to re-open on Easter Sunday, claiming Americans are 'raring to go' but has been warned this could be catastrophic as coronavirus cases and deaths surge É esse demente que dita as ordens para o subalterno indivíduo que hoje ocupa a presidência do Brasil. I'd like it to go back tomorrow.
There's a stark difference in how the news is presented in the UK versus how it's presented in the USA. The British media love to generate panic, FUD. I've learned more about C-19 in a couple of hours from CBS & Fox that I've learned from the BBC & ITV in two months. If the 'heat ' comes, and a few miracles, we can do it!
And if they all pull together they can fix Santa's sleigh before Christmas How dangerous is he? What drugs is he on lol Lol Stop hoping! do something tangible about it to protect your citizens! This guy is a total whack job! What planet is he really on part for planet Trump. Take a look a Spain Donald it’s only just beginning for the US
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Did he say the year!! Idiot They need to shake of him 还没正视他所面临问题的严重性！这是最可怕的！ The Buffoon lives in 'hope' , nothing else is thought or reasoned, the man is truly a danger - makes Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein look like the people you want your daughter to be with COVIDIDIOTS Well when they reach a million infected,Europe need to close the border for all Americans and Mexico is building the wall now faster !
I hope to win the lottery someday. 🤡 He is delusional. Makes me glad for BorisJohnson LUNATIC realDonaldTrump Can someone “shake” trump off by Easter please ! 🤦🏼♀️
Trump says he will 'reopen' US before JuneTrump says he will 'reopen' US in three weeks against advice of doctors who 'want to keep world shut forever' Disgusting It’s not a coincidence that the two countries most fucked over by Steve Bannon are also the ones with the most shambolic response to this crisis.
So after slagging our PM at every opportunity where’s piersmorgan now on his bug mate and idol Trump. First he denies it now he reckons over by Easter and huge shortage of equipment and treatment in their marvelous health care system Which Easter and year Wont shake anything off with that nutter in charge !
He has NO idea of how a virus multiplies and spreads. It's capitalism before people. Boris has at last woken up to the danger. People stay safe 🙏 He’s so delusional it’s unbelievable He doesn’t give a shit He doesn’t care if it decimates nyc or Cali as they don’t vote for him. There’ll be no election in November he’ll call it off and just declare him self king.
He wants to play golf - he’s had enough of pretending to be president Anyone remember the Spitting Image sketch ‘The President’s Brain is missing?’ If Trump won't do what's right to stop the spread of Corona virus the whole world must put the USA on lockdown to protect there citizens Really hope that this will be the final thing to stop him being voted back in. He is ignorant, cruel and selfish
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He's looking at Easter so that he can work the angle that he's the second coming, his religious zealot base will go wild. To be fair it may be an unrealistic thing to say, but everyone's hoping to shake it off at the earliest possible time. Will be more like Halloween! What universe does this madman come from? All his money won’t buy him out of that pathetic statement!
What planet is he living on? I think this man is in denial. No Americans are not immune. You only need to look at Italy to see the reality The only thing the US will shale off are the dead into the mass grave pits. Living in cloud cuckoo land Donald Trump is like a warm Easter egg, soft in the head! 🐣 I wish the BBC would stop obsessing with Trump and talk to medical scientists and epidemiologists about what is happening in the US, esp. New York. Governor Cuomo's deeply worrying speech yesterday was barely reported on the BBC. Every press conference by Trump is covered.
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I don’t think he understands anything He needs a dose... BorisJohnson said 12 weeks to the 12th June, POTUS had to better that at 3 weeks to Easter Be interesting to check in a week to see who is the biggest April fool🙄 Ok then 12 weeks it takes minimum. What does that chump realDonaldTrump think this bug is, a bloody ladybird?
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 This man is a walking car crash. Shut him up. Does he know when Easter is ? What year? Fool Trump thinks you can “make a terrific deal” with a pandemic
America deserves trump. Does he know what it is? It's not like a cold but there again trumps not wired up right Professor Trump knows best. Crap headline. Deluded Trump hopes... Mentally ill In his dreams Don’t think so ... another Trump fairy story He’ dreaming Has he got some kind of mental disease?. It seems he is so arrogant that he just doesn't take in the facts by the experts. My own take on this is based on the stock market value where the rediculous statements like that gets the index to fly up and for him some advantage.
I wish I had his crystal ball
He is too embitious businessman Does he realise this is not a business venture? If only the US could shake off Trump by Easter.... & the UK, Johnson. We can but dream, even prayer isn’t going to help Does he live in the same world as everyone else does ? Wishful thinking. Line dancing is not the answer, neither is the Oki Koki
Easter 2021 he must mean or Is he that stupid? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
I love this guy what a 🛎🔚 Trump cares more about $$$$ than peoples lives. He doesn’t care that people are going to die. How the hell this creature is President of the USA?! Wake up America trump Seriously, “what planet is he on” I don't why people still listen to him, he is an idiot. I hope to play for United...
Good luck with that one then. What an idiot Could he be an alien, here to supervise the early destruction of our planet? Genuinely struggling to see a more plausible reason for his presence... 🤡🤡 Tosser. WTF allows me to watch his presidential updates each morning. It’s scary. If he’s not shutting down reporters he’s making rediculous claims or causing more hatred around his “Chinese virus” comments. If this world wasn’t fucked already, this piece of shit isn’t helping
Who voted for this utter bell end? Bunch of hillbilly Ye Haw Hicks Hope is eternal When most are tested and infected isolate, a pill that can prevent and hinder the virus found, and everyone take responsibilities to prevent spreading or get infected, cities can resume to a stage, is not a dream. HK, TW, Korea, Singapore are not shut down too.
What an asshat realDonaldTrump is In the words of Supertramp Dreamer, nothing but a dreamer. I think he's got cognitive problems. Good luck with that then 🙄 Trump’s understanding of exponential pandemics - over by Easter. Jesus wept 😩
Horse Shit.!!! He is utterly crazy,and delusional. 🙄 What a cretin this man is What year? Taylor Swift is nevertrumper (Shake it off). Completely lost the plot. Even his most ardent supporters must think WTF, how can you standby and watch him lie so blatantly. Easter is 10th Apr - 16 days. To have ANY chance he'd have to have absolutely EVERY single person, medic, doctor, police and military locked up in their bedrooms from now 'till then. And it still probably wouldn't work.
i hope he’s right Ummmmmurica!!!! FFS. U nbelievable S toopid A rseholes Trumps going to be responsible for killing thousands of you - & very soon.
Schedule Work for the virus？ OMG he’s talking like they’re going through a refurb that he wants finished in time for the Easter egg hunt at TWH. coronavirus works to it’s own timeline, no one else’s. It’s not gonna check the calendar and say ‘right lads we’re done, let’s finish this as they wanna be open’
If people didn’t realise what an absolute joke of a fool this man was before, then surely this must do it 🙄🙄🙄 Not gonna happen. Wake up and really see what’s around you. Dumb as dumb can be He's a psychopath! How? Trump hasn’t cogitate on how the pandemic has expose him as someone with a low IQ.
Unbelievably stupid Math people. Only mathematical people should have a say. i wanna see curves. Graphs. Presentations. No more dumb people allowed. Any one country if it take politics out of the equation then it can come out of corona pandemic within a couple of weeks. Dump the politics and get your country’s economy up and running
Works for me The irony is they could have impeached him because a donut could have done a better job of responding to this. It’s pretty obvious, he just doesn’t want to be stuck at home with Jnr and Eric. It doesnt help when Democrats voted against Senate's clean version of emergency aid bill. Then create new one to get some money for Muesum in NYC. Thank god for Trump.
Some people won’t make it to Easter. We've come to learn tragically that what he thinks, hopes or says it's the complete opposite from reality.
Fukn dreaming I LOATHE TRUMP! Shouldn't it be ' Everyone hopes US can shake off Trump by Easter'?. The US wants to shake off trump by November. Big Mistake... everybody or alomost everybody will die is genocide. FFS.