Tuesday Coronavirus Briefing: Help Is on the Way!

Tuesday Coronavirus Briefing: Help Is on the Way!

Indianapolis March 24, 2020 – Joined by Vice President Mike Pence and other members of the Coronavirus Task Force Team, President Donald J. Trump briefed the American people and the media on Tuesday’s progress gained and what to expect as he and his administration continue to combat the COVID-19 virus. Joining them at the podium for today’s briefing was Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, NIAID, Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, and Larry Kudlow, Director, National Economic Council.

POTUS opened up today’s briefing again stating that “Easter would be a great timeline, but they will continue to evaluate the data coming in from testing.” He added, “We are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.” President Trump made the point that 149 countries are under attack from this Coronavirus, but everyone is looking to the United States. He also noted that New York alone has 25,000 cases, which is more than four countries in the world.

The president reported that the Army Corps of Engineers has begun to set up a mobile hospital at the Javitz Center in New York. If you remember correctly, that’s the site of Hillary Clinton’s Election night headquarters. Before leaving the microphone, POTUS was encouraged that the Dow Jones posted its best percentage gain since 1933, saying, “The jump is thanks in part to his plan for reopening the U.S. economy soon.”

Dr. Deborah Birx alerted anyone who has been to New York in the last 14 days to self-quarantine, due to how rampant the COVID-19 virus has spread throughout the state.

Larry Kudlow updated the American people and media on how the economy is handling the COVID-19 pandemic. He broke down the $6 trillion dollar economic stimulus package with $2 trillion going to direct assistance and $4 trillion to the Federal lending authority. He added that “We’re heading for a rough period, but it’s only going to be weeks and months, not years and hopefully we are paving the way for continued economic recovery after this crisis departs.”

Vice President Pence commended Apple and their CEO Tim Cook for donating 9 million N-95 masks today from their companies warehouses. Pence also continue to hold up the “15 Days To Slow The Spread” sign and stressed how important it is to continue to follow the guidelines.

Dr. Fauci explained a little bit more about the Easter timeline that President Trump mentioned today during the Fox Town Hall broadcast and also during today’s brief stating “that’s (as in the timeline) really very flexible” and adds “you need to evaluate the feasibility of that.”

Following the remarks by Dr. Fauci, President Trump answered a few questions from the media that was gathered in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House before the group left the room, and a lid was called for the night.

Full video of briefing:

(courtesy of White House YouTube)

Clips from the briefing:

(courtesy of the White House Twitter)

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