BREAKING: Pres. Trump announces he is charging Vice Pres. Mike Pence with leading U.S. coronavirus response: 'He's got a certain talent for this.'
President Donald Trump was holding a news conference at the White House on the coronavirus with CDC representatives.MORE: CDC warns Americans of 'significant disruption' from coronavirus "Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets, if possible. Likewise their incompetent Do Nothing Democrat comrades are all talk, no action. USA in great shape!" ."I will be having a News Conference at the White House, on this subject, today at 6:00 P.M. CDC representatives, and others, will be there. Thank you!" The time was later pushed back to 6:30 p.m. in the White House Brady Briefing Room. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One after returning from a two-day trip to India, at Joint Base Andrews in Md., Feb. 26, 2020. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One after returning from a two-day trip to India, at Joint Base Andrews in Md., Feb. 26, 2020. Al Drago/Reuters tweeted that the CDC and his administration were doing a"great job." In contrast to what the president and his aides have been saying about the situation being contained, CDC officials warned Americans of"significant disruption" coming because of the virus. "Ultimately, we expect we will see community spread in this country," Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said Tuesday at a news conference. On Tuesday night, while traveling back to Washington on Air Force One, he tweeted in response to the Democratic candidates who blasted his handling of the coronavirus crisis during their debate in South Carolina. Trump, speaking in New Delhi on Tuesday, played down concerns about the coronavirus in the U.S., saying the situation was"under control" and was a"problem that's going to go away." "We have very few people with it," Trump told reporters, adding that he was not totally caught up on the latest details because of his trip to India but that"the people are getting better, they're all getting better," referring to patients in the U.S. "I think that whole situation will start working out. Lot of talent, lot of brain power is being put behind it," he said. MORE: CDC warns Americans of 'significant disruption' from coronavirus Trump's comments come on the heels of sharp criticism from Democrats in Congress on the response from the White House. The administration on Monday asked Congress for emergency funding to deal with crisis -- $1.25 billion in new funding and another $1.25 billion shifted from existing funding previously allocated for other reasons, including some designated to deal with the Ebola virus. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Wednesday morning he's preparing a detailed Democratic request for emergency coronavirus funding totaling $8.5 billion. It's expected to be finalized Wednesday and sent to appropriators. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in New Delhi, India, Feb. 25, 2020. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in New Delhi, India, Feb. 25, 2020. Al Drago/Reuters Following Schumer's announcement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday morning called the president's $2.5 billion request to combat coronavirus"anemic." Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi arrives for a meeting with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2020. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi arrives for a meeting with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2020. J. Scott Applewhite/AP "What he's doing is late -- too late -- anemic," Pelosi said."Hopefully, we can make up for the loss of time, but it will have to have the professionals in place, the resources that are adequate and not be using scare tactics about people coming back to our country." She said the House will have a proposal"similar" to the plan put forth by the Senate. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have questioned Trump"s top advisers this week on whether the administration was doing enough almost two months into the global crisis, expressing deep skepticism of the president"s claims that the situation was"under control." "That is a remarkable level of containment here in the United States," Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters at a press conference Tuesday, later adding that"we are realistic" there would be more cases. MORE: Trump advisers grilled on coronavirus as lawmakers receive mixed messages on what happens next Azar, in a second day of testimony before the House Appropriations, called the community transmission of the virus in other nations"concerning." Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar testifies before the House Appropriations Committee, Feb.26, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Secretary Azar told senators that the U.S. could need 270 million more face masks to fight the new coronavirus if there is a domestic outbreak. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar testifies before the House Appropriations Committee, Feb.26, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Secretary Azar told senators that the U.S. could need 270 million more face masks to fight the new coronavirus if there is a domestic outbreak. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images "We still have only 14 cases of the novel coronvirus detected in the United States involving travel to or close contacts with travelers," Azar said in his opening statement Wednesday, doubling down on earlier comments."The immediate risk to the American public remains low, but there is now community transmission in a number of countries including outside of Asia which is deeply concerning." Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., said to Azar point-blank,"Provide me some security that someone knows what's going on in this administration about the coronavirus." Azar responded,"the risk right now is very low to Americans." "...we have always been clear that number one that could change rapidly, and from the outset I and the public health experts said we fully expect we will see more cases here in the United States," he continued."We have to be mentally prepared and also as a government prepared." Later, when Pocan asked about a Politico report that the White House is considering appointing a coronavirus czar, Azar, after first saying he wouldn't comment, then said he doesn't anticipate one now or in the near future. "I don't anticipate one. This is working extremely well." he said, referring to how he and HHS are leading the administration effort."If it doesn't work or if there's a need for change... then that would be for the president to decide," Azar said. As health officials warn the coronavirus likely will spread throughout communities in the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged Tuesday for the second straight day, tumbling 879 points. The Dow fell more than 3% when trading closed, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq also tumbling Tuesday, by more than 3% and by more than 2.7%, respectively. The Dow was up significantly Wednesday morning. ABC News' Trish Turner, Jordyn Phelps, Ben Gittleson, Anne Flaherty and Elizabeth Thomas contributed to this report. 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Corona Virus - Did China do this on purpose?!!! 🤔 Cheaper than War! How bout the Surgeon General Seems a more appropriate choice. But I get it. Putting Spence “in charge” brings attention to you as a savior of the world 🙄🤣 Pence and Mother will pray the virus away , smh! BullSh*t House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement Wednesday night condemning Pres. Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak, calling it “opaque and chaotic.”
True We're fucked karentravers WorldNews The dam Democrats have to put their hate aside. It's time to work for the people. I'm so angry at them! karentravers Incompetent He’s so damaged, unable to address this, he is actually having Pence speak coherently for him
Pence to lead US response to coronavirus after days of mixed messagesVice President Mike Pence will lead the U.S. response to coronavirus. President Donald Trump announced Pence would be 'in charge' of the U.S. response to the coronavirus, following days of sending mixed messages on the risk the coronavirus poses to the United States. Pence 'will report Looks like he has it already Is it me or does he look red? Or dusty even. 👀 “ Wash your 🖐 s🤣🤣😂🤣🙃🙃
Yeah. Pence himself is a deadly virus in human form. The President does an excellent job at calming the people. I still believe this is a bio weapon... but just like everything made in China its doesn’t work well and is easily broken... we already have a great treatment. Don’t listen to the msm it’s their job to put us in a panic
What a joke! All they are doing is praising Trump and telling lies! If normal flu 65 thousand, What will happen if coronaviruses if spread. Oh, yeah, that will help. His primary qualification is being willing to take the blame when this blows up in his face and allowing me to have someone to direct my tantrums at.
Davidlaz We are screwed 😒 Trump wants the money so he can divert it for his wall. Sick people don’t interest him. The strategy of the corrupt Republican Party here seems to be downplay the problem, treat it casually, don’t stress, take it in stride. Weird that trump struck a very different tone a few years ago during Ebola outbreak when american government was competent and functional
New Donald Trump immigration policy could ban thousands of African immigrants from USA Trump administration immigration policy has some African communities in the U.S. expressing fear about what happens next for their family members. Why Trump? Submarine_Guy d'ya ever notice how Trump shakes hands? Typically palm up: body language of 'gimme'? to keep the money from falling out? because he thinks pulling people off balance shows how powerful he is?
hope he understands that if Americans went to China, there's a chance they came back with the virus. That’s going to spread like wide fire 🔥 How about fact checking that Fuck. Pence doesn’t believe in science he should be the last person to be leading this That's true...he makes everyone sick So he can blame pence when it’s goes to hell. Nice
Trump needs someone to blame ...and that is?
Under President Trump, income growth has slowed across the U.S.48 states saw a decline in growth of real median household income under Trump – including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Florida, four states widely regarded as the key electoral battlegrounds for 2020. Shocking!! Of course it has!! That 'tax cut' was BS and only helped corporations and the wealthy! You're serial liars about Trump but we'll believe this. FakeNews Highly selective data set only exposes your bias as 'reporters'. It says nothing about the pretty good state of the economy.
Was Jared not free? Right choice realDonaldTrump I trust him... Don't forget how much insight he had on 5G, 6G even 7G technology. We've had 4 years of this shit and you guys at ABC have learned absolutely nothing. Its almost impressive. Wonder if North Korea, is getting hit hard with the Corona virus, since China deals with them a lot and border with them?
Because of all 'we' have done? Who are we? The orange monkey is playing the fiddle again. LIES All I’m hearing is that the president is unpresidented and his leadership is great. STFU!
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Hi ABC you suck What is wrong with you mr. President Trump ! Is that why I got off of an international flight into JFK and no one was being screened? Everyone is just being allowed in!!! You're running a goddamn campaign ad. Is Pence a bobblehead doll. But is it true? Does pence ever do anything other than stand behind trump and look confused?
He’s rambling. Rambling on, on and on, the flu has nothing to do with Corona virus
U.S. agency suspends self-driving shuttle EasyMile in 10 U.S. statesU.S. auto safety regulators said on Tuesday they had ordered a suspension of pas... The Chinese ones work perfectly Por que? cliffnotes
Like the 83 people under investigation in Long Island for it? He is pathalogical liar. Pence doesn’t look worshipful tonight. He looks like he wonders if Trump can accurately read the copy! Presidementia What’s he done exactly 🤣 Suddenly science is good? No , the numbers are really low because the test is not readily available
Une attaque bioterroriste est-elle possible ? via YouTube address the shooting in Milwaukee Lying fucking it’s a pandemic Funny!
U.S. officials: Four more Diamond Princess passengers have coronavirus; U.S. cases at 57Four more passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19, bringing the total number of Americans infected from the ship to 40. Thank God our President, Donald J Trump, closed the borders - brought American manufacturing jobs back home and was/is a China hawk! Man that guy is one stable genius! What are stats of numbers infected versus deaths ? Why don't they just sink the damn ship? 😂
No one except his cult believes him. abcactionnews Why does the color of his tie match his lips, inner ears and around his eyes? That's weird. Which is...what, exactly? Local channels are not broadcasting our President! Why? And he’s shocked by flu statistics? Trying to deflect Politics He's lying. I hope they are fact checking him, it’s just so hard to believe anything that he says.
ThisWeekABC He sounds high af WorldNews Out of his mind Sniffy McAdderall can't help but make himself look stupid. All he has to do is open his mouth and the clown show goes on.