President Trump is urging Americans to heed guidelines for responding to the coronavirus pandemic, calling it “a matter of life and death.” The White House said there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. even if social distancing is maintained.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the...
when in fact he repeatedly did so publicly.“This could be hell of a bad two weeks,’” Trump said. He added: “You know 100,000 is, according to modeling, a very low number. In fact, when I first saw the number ... they said it was unlikely you’ll be able to attain that. We have to see but I think we’re doing better than that.”
Trump played down concerns from New York’s Andrew Cuomo and other governors that their states’ hospitals don’t have enough ventilators to treat an anticipated crush of patients. Trump said the federal government currently has a stockpile of 10,000 ventilators that it plans on distributing as needed.
Full Coverage:Virus Outbreak“Now, when the surge occurs, if it occurs fairly evenly, we’ll be able to distribute them very quickly before they need them,” Trump said. “But we want to have a reserve right now. It’s like having oil reserves.”Birx said the experiences of Washington state and California give her hope that other states can keep the coronavirus under control through social distancing. That’s because they moved quickly to contain the early clusters of coronavirus by closing schools, urging people to work from home, banning large gatherings and taking other measures now familiar to most Americans, she noted.
Trump said he would also ask Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to allow the docking of two cruise ships with passengers who have had contact with patients suffering from COVID-19. Passengers are anxious to disembark once they reach Florida, but DeSantis said the state’s health care resources are already stretched too thin to take on a ship’s coronavirus caseload.
“They’re dying on the ship,” Trump said. “I’m going to do what’s right, not only for us for but humanity.”Trump also said he planned to curtail his travel for the month ahead and stay close to the White House to safeguard his health. The president hasn’t held one of his signature big-stadium rallies since early March.
“I think it’s important that I remain healthy. I really do,” Trump said. “So for the most part we’re staying here.” Read more: The Associated Press »
I thought you said it was a hoax ? You ignorant yam colored coke hole ! It’s worse because of his inaction, because of his and other GOP enablers insisting it’s some kind of Democratic hoax, because of his worrying far more about the stock market than people’s lives. And because he is still lying about government progress in addressing this pandemic
Too late dipshit. The cat is out of the bag. Why not ask Bill Gates since hes the one who created it? 'If' is a very small word. He should really just golf and let grownups do their jobs. He is the most unlearned person ever to be the so-called leader of theUS. Leave it Trump an his little red army ....spos!!!! Choke on your mistake.. orange thumper
The White House should have heeded the January CDC warming. Donald Trump and his administration are criminally negligent and should be held responsible for the unnecessary loss of life. 33 times his Arrogance and Boastful NO Knowledge shown thru... The assumptions are grossly overestimated, wrong and mischievous.
Cue all of the responses by people who think realDonaldTrump said it was a hoax when he was talking about the Democrats and the media because they don’t read or think for themselves. SHUT THE COUNTRY DOWN!!! Better late than never? He warns the guidelines are painful, so be like the virus.Choose pain to suffer.The gov is unable to solve the problem but asking or blaming.This pandemic can be solved by a massive rapid-planning instead of a photo op in rose garden.The gov is helpless to see people die each day
During the initial '15 days to stop the spread', the number of Corona infections in the US went from less than 500 to more than 180,000. Does Trump really believe that another 30 days of his incoherent ramblings and total lack of leadership will change anything for the better ..? He should tell the GOP n supporters that got there head so far up his ass they don’t know what’s going on
Has he spoken with DeSantis? It’s 50/50 blame. The government may have failed to act quickly, but in the same respect, the ignorance and arrogance of us Americans are just as much to blame. We still are defying stay at home orders/recommendations as many don’t think “it could happen to them” Too late you arrogant oaf
Medical collapse was duly considered. At this point, why would you believe or listen to anything the President has to say ! For him, it's all about election 2020 ! Stop giving him air time ! Hoax to life and death. I hope America remembers this in November. Hoax. Under control. Like the flu. Go away like a miracle. Crowded churches on Easter. ..... 100,000 - 240,000 deaths. Now he gets it. Too bad he ignored science for so long. Too bad he didn't prepare the country, buy ventilators, masks, gowns, shut down spring break, Mardi gras.
Don't normalize this bumbling fool. Wasted 2 months not testing or readying equipment and supplies, causing unnecessary suffering and death. He finally found the gravy train, too bad it left the station already. Oh Didn't he tell everyone that it was no big deal and we'd soon be at Zero cases? They must have upped his dosage
He said its a hoax................ Thank you, Captain Obvious. 👀 After he spent a month saying this was a hoax and that everything is fine. Too little, too late realDonaldTrump vp YOU BLEW IT! You failed our country and you keep failing. You refuse to adopt one cohesive national plan. You’re throwing supply chains for PPE and ventilators into chaos and punishing political rivals and their states. Do your job!
What about Easter? Why is trump spreading a “liberal hoax”? He's going to get us all killed! Ummmmmm mr man Also, fuck him yeah listen to this guy I thought this was a hoax. Yeah but he also said it was a hoax and he said 15 people had it but we’re getting better what are we supposed to believe this man is a pathological liar and he takes no responsibility for anything
Trump extends distancing guidelines through April 30 to keep US death toll below 100,000President Trump reversed himself after saying he wanted the country to reopen for business by Easter. Thank you Dr Fauci Shelter In Place for entire USA should occur. So does that mean he moved Easter to May 3rd?
Trump, In Latest Blow To Obama’s Environmental Legacy, To Announce Loosening Of Vehicle Fuel Economy StandardsThe Trump administration will finalize its change to Obama-era fuel economy standards on Tuesday, chipping away at one of the most significant environmental achievements of his predecessor's legacy No worries, President Biden will bring it back. Pruitt & Perry appointed by DT to destroy their Agencies from the inside, caused severe damage to USA environment by dismantling previous Administrations’ rules of Conservation Wouldn’t the next Democratic president just rescind the changes? So why would carmakers just do the right thing and continue to reduce emissions?
Trump, Cuomo and the mystery of the missing masksEarlier this month, Cuomo said that people were stealing face masks and other equipment needed to fight the coronavirus from area hospitals. On Monday, the New York governor dismissed a similar claim by the president. RT. With Kushner in an OPPORTUNITY ZONE? Where are they
Trump Administration, in Biggest Environmental Rollback, to Announce Auto Pollution RulesThe Trump administration has finalized new fuel efficiency standards, lowering expectations from 54 miles per gallon by 2025 to 40 miles a gallon by 2030. Really ? How this président could be so inept Global warming fake news China tell you to say that?
Retreating from Easter deadline, Trump extends distancing guidelinesIt's unfortunate that at this point in the crisis, what passes for good news is when the president comes up with a ridiculous idea and then abandons it. MaddowBlog the media hijacking public health and safety critical to US families to feed their narcissism. hijacking with a fake democrat agenda. sickos. get you medical information from the CDC and your state public health officials, ignore the DC virus disinformation media. MaddowBlog Trumps expectation of opening the country on Easter Sunday was stupid. He basically made Easter his date to end the shelter in place orders of state Governors. MaddowBlog Deadline? Fake news once again. Stop the hate for one day. Is that too much to ask?
#WeLoveYamiche trends after Donald Trump accuses reporter of asking 'threatening' question at coronavirus briefingYamiche Alcindor had tried to quiz the president about his claim governors were asking for more medical equipment than they needed. She pays attention to the man behind the curtain, like Toto exposed him Put your big girl pants on and ask a decent question. Certainly WeLoveYamiche