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Trump wants to send Americans checks ‘immediately’ in response to coronavirus, Mnuchin says

BY:  By Brooke Singman

 

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that the Trump administration wants to send checks to Americans “in the next two weeks” in an effort to help people cope with the economic fallout due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

“We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately,” Mnuchin said during a press briefing from the White House. “Americans need cash now, the president wants to get cash now. I mean now—in the next few weeks.”

 

As the White House held its press conference Tuesday -- with President Trump, Vice President Pence, Mnuchin and the coronavirus task force present -- the Dow rallied nearly 1,000 points, after sustaining historic losses on Monday.

 

“The president has instructed me we have to do this now,” Mnuchin added, though did not give specifics, except to say that the amount would be significant and that millionaires would not receive it.

Fox News has learned, however, that Mnuchin is pressing GOP senators for a package that would send $200 billion-plus of payments to Americans by early April.

 

Mnuchin’s comments came as the White House is in negotiations with lawmakers on Capitol Hill for Congress to approve a sweeping economic stimulus package to help U.S. businesses and taxpayers deal with the economic fallout from the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus.

 

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Mnuchin, on Tuesday, also announced that the Treasury Department would not extend the deadline to file taxes by the April 15 deadline, as much of the tax filing can be done online.

 

“We encourage Americans who can file taxes to continue to file taxes on April 15 because for many Americans, you will get tax refunds and we don’t want you to lose out on those tax refunds,” Mnuchin said.

 

Mnuchin added that if individuals or corporations owe money to the Internal Revenue Service after filing their taxes, those payments now are able to be deferred for up to 90 days interest-free.

“If you owe a payment to the IRS, you can defer up to $1 million as an individual, and $10 million to corporations, interest-free and penalty-free for 90 days,” Mnuchin continued. “File your taxes, you’ll automatically not get charged interests or penalties.”

 

Mnuchin was planning to outline a nearly $850 billion package during a lunch with Senate Republicans Tuesday, which Trump administration officials hope to have approved by the end of this week.

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, opening the Senate on Tuesday morning, promised swift action.

 

"The Senate will not adjourn until we have passed significant and bold new steps above and beyond what the House has passed to help our strong nation and our strong underlying economy weather this storm," McConnell said.

 

The Trump administration’s stimulus package is bigger than the 2008 bank bailout, and the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was passed and signed under former President Barack Obama, and totaled $787 billion to help stabilize the economy about 14 months after the last recession began.

 

Trump, during the press briefing Tuesday, said there was “great spirit” among lawmakers with regard to the plan. “I can say that for Republicans and Democrats.”

 

Meanwhile, the president and the coronavirus task force, which is led by Vice President Pence, touted the administration’s progress on testing for COVID-19, and announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new policies to increase testing.

“We have tremendous testing capacity,” Trump said.

 

Pence said that testing is now available in all 50 states, and announced that “state health authorities can now authorize labs in their state and expand existing testing capabilities.”

 

Pence also said the administration has continued to expand its “public-private partnership” with “vast commercial labs around the country,” which he said is “increasing access to coronavirus testing.”

 

“This is greatly expanding access, even as we speak,” Pence said Tuesday.

“It is important that the American people understand that testing is happening all around the country,” Pence said, adding that experts “want me to tell the American people that you don’t need the testing to know what you should do.”

 

“Experts say that if every American acts on the coronavirus guidelines, we can see a substantial reduction in the spread, but as the president said, it will take all of us to do it,” Pence said, noting those guidelines rolled out by the White House and CDC Monday which included social distancing, limiting social gatherings to groups of less than 10 individuals, and staying at home.

 

“For the American people, as a whole, the risk of serious illness remains low,” Pence said.

The president weighed in on the guidelines, adding that he “would recommend that people enjoy their living rooms,” and urged young people to do their part.

 

One guideline, specifically, states that: “If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.”

 

Another states: “If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lungs or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.”

 

“We have to fight that invisible enemy, I guess unknown, but we’re getting to know it much better,” Trump said of the virus. “We are looking to save a maximum number of lives.”

 

The president also announced that he has been having open conversations with governors across the nation, leaders in the fast-food, pharmaceutical and grocery industries; and will meet with leaders of the tourism industry on Tuesday.

 

The president was also asked about his tweets, referring to the coronavirus as the "Chinese Virus," and whether he thought his rhetoric could create a stigma. Trump denied that notion, calling it a "very accurate phrase," and said it was his response to China spreading disinformation about the U.S. military spreading COVID-19.

 

"Rather than having an argument, I said, I have to call it where it came from," Trump said. "It did come from China."

 

The outbreak is believed to have originated at an animal and seafood market in the city of Wuhan, China.

 

“We’re taking aggressive action now as one nation and one family so that America can rebound stronger frankly, stronger than ever,” he said.

 

The World Health Organization designated COVID-19 a global pandemic last week.

Trump announced a national emergency on Friday. The president also announced a temporary halt on air travel to the United States from Europe, now including flights from the United Kingdom, but excluding those carrying cargo.

 

When asked Tuesday whether he would limit domestic travel, the president replied: “It’s possible.”

The coronavirus task force also predicted Tuesday that the number of cases in the U.S. could peak in approximately 45-days.

 

As of Tuesday morning, there were more than 4,660 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, in 49 states, including Washington, D.C. The U.S., so far, has seen 85 coronavirus-related deaths.

 

 

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Cadet Bonespurs wants to move fast before people ask why he's giving $1,200 to people making $100,000 but only $600 to those making less than $25,000.

 

He's also not crazy about people getting a close look at his latest plan to give the money directly to the corporate Oligarchs who will simply increase their buy-backs and compensation packages without doing sqwat for their employees - you know, like they did with donny's $1.5trillion TAXSCAM.

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   Memo to ignoble donald supporters.    The devil is in the details and most who have reviewed the GOP proposed bail-out is taking heavy hits because the money is not going to many low-income people.    To the RW in congress, low income people are immaterial to them, the RW assume they won't vote, so if they don't make enough to file income tax forms, then they should not receive any Fed $$$$.     

   It is the GOP plan to have low income genocide.    

   Once the GOP stood for something more than just themselves and their career- not any longer.   

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The way I see it, Trump has almost zero chance at winning re-election. Remember from the Clinton years - "It's the economy, stupid".

Trump's success has been tied to:

  • The stock market
  • Jobs created
  • Lowest unemployment rate, especially among African Americans

All three of those so-called successes are gone, and won't recover before election day.

 

His only hope now is to give every American a thousand dollars a month until election day.

 

He must also convince the public that the wretched economy it's not his fault. It's the Chinese fault with their virus. 

That's not going to help much. People are upset when they can't buy toilet paper or can't take the family out to eat in a restaurant, or, more importantly, are out of work.

 

Another Hail Mary he could try is to bring ALL our troops home and claim victory in the War on Terror.

 

Other than those few (above), he'll have no chance on winning in 2020.

 

Starting a major war won't save him, either. Americans will see right through that. Besides, people want to see whatever money we spend will be spent right here at home. 

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@gordyfl wrote:

The way I see it, Trump has almost zero chance at winning re-election. Remember from the Clinton years - "It's the economy, stupid".

Trump's "perceived" success has been tied to:

  • The stock market
  • Jobs created
  • Lowest unemployment rate, especially among African Americans

All three of those so-called successes are gone, and won't recover before election day.

 

Good point, gordy.  I would add just one word above...in blue.  Many folks just tolerated him because of that false perception.  The economy wasn't doing well for months and teetered on collapse which is why he NEEDED and DEMANDED rate cuts down to the bone.


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By what stretch of the imagination are State governments less obligated than the Federal government to provide economic stimulus?

 

I paid substantially more Illinois income tax than U.S. income tax and I think I deserve a tax rebate from Democrat controlled Illinois.  And, in response to coronavirus, Illinois could remove sales tax on food, OTC medicine, toilet paper, etc.  And Illinois could reduce real estate tax on buildings of closed restaurants.  But, Nooooo,,, Democrats absolutely, positively must get their pound of flesh from poor people.

 

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@aruzinsky wrote:

By what stretch of the imagination are State governments less obligated than the Federal government to provide economic stimulus?

 

I paid substantially more Illinois income tax than U.S. income tax and I think I deserve a tax rebate from Democrat controlled Illinois.  And, in response to coronavirus, Illinois could remove sales tax on food, OTC medicine, toilet paper, etc.  And Illinois could reduce real estate tax on buildings of closed restaurants.  But, Nooooo,,, Democrats absolutely, positively must get their pound of flesh from poor people.

 


Regardless of federal or state governments, some businesses and property owners are stepping up to help ease burdens.  One example is the Young Investment Co. in AR, who owns several restaurants, does not expect rent in April from any of them, instead telling their tenants to pay employees.

 

A landlord in ME announced he would not collect rent from tenants next month.

 

No clue if they are Democrat or Republican.  Just the right thing to do.

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Regardless of federal or state governments, some businesses and property owners are stepping up to help ease burdens.  One example is the Young Investment Co. in AR, who owns several restaurants, does not expect rent in April from any of them, instead telling their tenants to pay employees.

 

A landlord in ME announced he would not collect rent from tenants next month.

 

No clue if they are Democrat or Republican.  Just the right thing to do.


This reminds me:

There is now an episode on the Netflix series Dirty Money Called Slumlord Millionaire. The subject is Jared Kushner and the way he and his real estate empire treat tenents.

 

Anyone want to take bets as to whether the boy wonder is deferring rent payments?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Call your Congresscritter and tell them you'll vote them out if they approve a dime to Corporations BEFORE the corp sells all the company stock they "bought back" since 2008. Then make the payments DIRECTLY TO THE WORKERS in the industries most affected by ToadPOTUS lying and mismanaging the pandemic.

 

No more socialization of Corporate loss while they privatize all corporate profits.

 

And if the company receives support loans from the Government, force them to surrender company held stock equal to the amount of aid and cap corporate executive compensation to the pay of the lowest paid elected official - currently $174,000 - until the LOAN is paid back.

 

If you don't want to repeat the debachal of 2008's bailout of Corporate Oligarchs while 8 MILLION Americans were driven from their homes, DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES!

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@aruzinsky wrote:

By what stretch of the imagination are State governments less obligated than the Federal government to provide economic stimulus?

 

I paid substantially more Illinois income tax than U.S. income tax and I think I deserve a tax rebate from Democrat controlled Illinois.  And, in response to coronavirus, Illinois could remove sales tax on food, OTC medicine, toilet paper, etc.  And Illinois could reduce real estate tax on buildings of closed restaurants.  But, Nooooo,,, Democrats absolutely, positively must get their pound of flesh from poor people.

 


They could remove sales taxes on essentials IF there were any left to buy. 

 

Write your congresspeople.

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@MsStretch wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

By what stretch of the imagination are State governments less obligated than the Federal government to provide economic stimulus?

 

I paid substantially more Illinois income tax than U.S. income tax and I think I deserve a tax rebate from Democrat controlled Illinois.  And, in response to coronavirus, Illinois could remove sales tax on food, OTC medicine, toilet paper, etc.  And Illinois could reduce real estate tax on buildings of closed restaurants.  But, Nooooo,,, Democrats absolutely, positively must get their pound of flesh from poor people.

 


They could remove sales taxes on essentials IF there were any left to buy. 

 

Write your congresspeople.


What am I supposed to say?  Maybe, "I didn't vote for you before, I will vote for you never, regardless of whether you remove sales taxes on essentials, which you should have thought of by yourselves, you greedy Democrat morons."?

 

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@aruzinsky wrote:

@MsStretch wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

By what stretch of the imagination are State governments less obligated than the Federal government to provide economic stimulus?

 

I paid substantially more Illinois income tax than U.S. income tax and I think I deserve a tax rebate from Democrat controlled Illinois.  And, in response to coronavirus, Illinois could remove sales tax on food, OTC medicine, toilet paper, etc.  And Illinois could reduce real estate tax on buildings of closed restaurants.  But, Nooooo,,, Democrats absolutely, positively must get their pound of flesh from poor people.

 


They could remove sales taxes on essentials IF there were any left to buy. 

 

Write your congresspeople.


What am I supposed to say?  Maybe, "I didn't vote for you before, I will vote for you never, regardless of whether you remove sales taxes on essentials, which you should have thought of by yourselves, you greedy Democrat morons."?

 


I think you are now supposed to say "I now acknowledge that Trump is a horrible leader and exactly the moron Rex Tillerson said he was". 

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@aruzinsky wrote:

By what stretch of the imagination are State governments less obligated than the Federal government to provide economic stimulus?

 

I paid substantially more Illinois income tax than U.S. income tax and I think I deserve a tax rebate from Democrat controlled Illinois.  And, in response to coronavirus, Illinois could remove sales tax on food, OTC medicine, toilet paper, etc.  And Illinois could reduce real estate tax on buildings of closed restaurants.  But, Nooooo,,, Democrats absolutely, positively must get their pound of flesh from poor people.

 

Maybe you should just move to Florida.  It's your choice to live where you do.  

 


 


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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

By what stretch of the imagination are State governments less obligated than the Federal government to provide economic stimulus?

 

I paid substantially more Illinois income tax than U.S. income tax and I think I deserve a tax rebate from Democrat controlled Illinois.  And, in response to coronavirus, Illinois could remove sales tax on food, OTC medicine, toilet paper, etc.  And Illinois could reduce real estate tax on buildings of closed restaurants.  But, Nooooo,,, Democrats absolutely, positively must get their pound of flesh from poor people.

 

Maybe you should just move to Florida.  It's your choice to live where you do.  



You wrongly assume that I am mobile.  If you don't like Trump, maybe, you should just move to Italy.  It's your choice to live where you do.

 

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@aruzinsky wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

By what stretch of the imagination are State governments less obligated than the Federal government to provide economic stimulus?

 

I paid substantially more Illinois income tax than U.S. income tax and I think I deserve a tax rebate from Democrat controlled Illinois.  And, in response to coronavirus, Illinois could remove sales tax on food, OTC medicine, toilet paper, etc.  And Illinois could reduce real estate tax on buildings of closed restaurants.  But, Nooooo,,, Democrats absolutely, positively must get their pound of flesh from poor people.

 

Maybe you should just move to Florida.  It's your choice to live where you do.  



You wrongly assume that I am mobile.  Maybe.  Where there is a will, there is usually a way!

 

If you don't like Trump, maybe, you should just move to Italy. No need, he'll be gone in November; but thanks for your concern.  It's your choice to live where you do.  Indeed it is; that's why I live where I do and don't whine about the choices I make.  Others should consider the same!


 


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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

By what stretch of the imagination are State governments less obligated than the Federal government to provide economic stimulus?

 

I paid substantially more Illinois income tax than U.S. income tax and I think I deserve a tax rebate from Democrat controlled Illinois.  And, in response to coronavirus, Illinois could remove sales tax on food, OTC medicine, toilet paper, etc.  And Illinois could reduce real estate tax on buildings of closed restaurants.  But, Nooooo,,, Democrats absolutely, positively must get their pound of flesh from poor people.

 

Maybe you should just move to Florida.  It's your choice to live where you do.  



You wrongly assume that I am mobile.  Maybe.  Where there is a will, there is usually a way!

 

If you don't like Trump, maybe, you should just move to Italy. No need, he'll be gone in November; but thanks for your concern.  It's your choice to live where you do.  Indeed it is; that's why I live where I do and don't whine about the choices I make.  Others should consider the same!



You have been whining about living in the U.S.A. since November 2016.

 

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Socialism.

 

I expect all republicans to refuse to cash theirs and talk about how liberals all want free money.

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ManicProgressive:  

Socialism.

 

I expect all republicans to refuse to cash theirs and talk about how liberals all want free money.

 

 

 

Exactly. I doubt I'll be seeing the hashtag #senditback trending on Twitter telling folks to send back their checks.:)

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Isn't it amazing how crashing the stock market with several stupid mistakes during an Oval Office address will change a moron's opinion about "Socialism"?

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Richva:  Isn't it amazing how crashing the stock market with several stupid mistakes during an Oval Office address will change a moron's opinion about "Socialism"?

 

 

How very true. It's also amazing (not really) how an approaching election will make the GOP willing to turn on virtual firehoses of money to aid people and deficit be damned. Not at all like in 2009 when Obama had to deal with the great recession and they were screaming about spending so much.

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Could you imagine the outrage in Trump World if it was President Obama who wanted to send checks? The Hypocrisy of Trump Cult members is mind boggling, as their hero and idol in the White House can never say or do anything wrong. 

 

This bailout will double the $1 Trillion Deficit from his unpaid for tax bill to $2 Trillion!

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@CriticalThinking wrote:

Could you imagine the outrage in Trump World if it was President Obama who wanted to send checks? The Hypocrisy of Trump Cult members is mind boggling, as their hero and idol in the White House can never say or do anything wrong. 

 

This bailout will double the $1 Trillion Deficit from his unpaid for tax bill to $2 Trillion!


And then ignorant people will blame Obama.


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@CriticalThinking wrote:

Could you imagine the outrage in Trump World if it was President Obama who wanted to send checks? The Hypocrisy of Trump Cult members is mind boggling, as their hero and idol in the White House can never say or do anything wrong. 

 

This bailout will double the $1 Trillion Deficit from his unpaid for tax bill to $2 Trillion!


Keep in mind the bailout is part of our health care costs. If we had a better health care for all total system it would be cheaper to handle this so we would save money. All should now realize you save money when everyone has good care under the health care system, and a good leader of the country. Sadly we have neither so we pay for that big time.

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Toad wants to send checks IMMEDIATELY because he fears someone will notice he's asked for $1 TRILLION, but only $250 Billion to be given to workers, leaving $750 Billion for the Corporate Oligarchs.

 

So far Democrats have foiled his neferious scheme by getting Moscow Mitch to pass the House Bill extending workers compensation and paying for testing, but do not for a moment think Moscow and his Senate Enablers will go any further for the 90%.

 

The Bill he concocts in the Senate will be a bigger handout to the ones running the businesses than jrbush pushed thru when Republican policy and rapacious greed tanked the economy in 2008.

 

Remember that over 90% of the entire bailout to save the economy from the Republican housing scam went for STOCK BUY-BACKS.

 

Let's demand Congress force all those stocks to be sold to keep the companies afloat  and their employees on the payroll BEFORE they get a dime of OUR tax dollars (or, more accurately, our Grandkids' bill for the National Debt).

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@jimc91 wrote:

BY:  By Brooke Singman

 

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that the Trump administration wants to send checks to Americans “in the next two weeks” in an effort to help people cope with the economic fallout due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

“We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately,” Mnuchin said during a press briefing from the White House. “Americans need cash now, the president wants to get cash now. I mean now—in the next few weeks.”

 

As the White House held its press conference Tuesday -- with President Trump, Vice President Pence, Mnuchin and the coronavirus task force present -- the Dow rallied nearly 1,000 points, after sustaining historic losses on Monday.

 

“The president has instructed me we have to do this now,” Mnuchin added, though did not give specifics, except to say that the amount would be significant and that millionaires would not receive it.

Fox News has learned, however, that Mnuchin is pressing GOP senators for a package that would send $200 billion-plus of payments to Americans by early April.

 

Mnuchin’s comments came as the White House is in negotiations with lawmakers on Capitol Hill for Congress to approve a sweeping economic stimulus package to help U.S. businesses and taxpayers deal with the economic fallout from the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus.

 

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Mnuchin, on Tuesday, also announced that the Treasury Department would not extend the deadline to file taxes by the April 15 deadline, as much of the tax filing can be done online.

 

“We encourage Americans who can file taxes to continue to file taxes on April 15 because for many Americans, you will get tax refunds and we don’t want you to lose out on those tax refunds,” Mnuchin said.

 

Mnuchin added that if individuals or corporations owe money to the Internal Revenue Service after filing their taxes, those payments now are able to be deferred for up to 90 days interest-free.

“If you owe a payment to the IRS, you can defer up to $1 million as an individual, and $10 million to corporations, interest-free and penalty-free for 90 days,” Mnuchin continued. “File your taxes, you’ll automatically not get charged interests or penalties.”

 

Mnuchin was planning to outline a nearly $850 billion package during a lunch with Senate Republicans Tuesday, which Trump administration officials hope to have approved by the end of this week.

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, opening the Senate on Tuesday morning, promised swift action.

 

"The Senate will not adjourn until we have passed significant and bold new steps above and beyond what the House has passed to help our strong nation and our strong underlying economy weather this storm," McConnell said.

 

The Trump administration’s stimulus package is bigger than the 2008 bank bailout, and the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was passed and signed under former President Barack Obama, and totaled $787 billion to help stabilize the economy about 14 months after the last recession began.

 

Trump, during the press briefing Tuesday, said there was “great spirit” among lawmakers with regard to the plan. “I can say that for Republicans and Democrats.”

 

Meanwhile, the president and the coronavirus task force, which is led by Vice President Pence, touted the administration’s progress on testing for COVID-19, and announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new policies to increase testing.

“We have tremendous testing capacity,” Trump said.

 

Pence said that testing is now available in all 50 states, and announced that “state health authorities can now authorize labs in their state and expand existing testing capabilities.”

 

Pence also said the administration has continued to expand its “public-private partnership” with “vast commercial labs around the country,” which he said is “increasing access to coronavirus testing.”

 

“This is greatly expanding access, even as we speak,” Pence said Tuesday.

“It is important that the American people understand that testing is happening all around the country,” Pence said, adding that experts “want me to tell the American people that you don’t need the testing to know what you should do.”

 

“Experts say that if every American acts on the coronavirus guidelines, we can see a substantial reduction in the spread, but as the president said, it will take all of us to do it,” Pence said, noting those guidelines rolled out by the White House and CDC Monday which included social distancing, limiting social gatherings to groups of less than 10 individuals, and staying at home.

 

“For the American people, as a whole, the risk of serious illness remains low,” Pence said.

The president weighed in on the guidelines, adding that he “would recommend that people enjoy their living rooms,” and urged young people to do their part.

 

One guideline, specifically, states that: “If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.”

 

Another states: “If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lungs or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.”

 

“We have to fight that invisible enemy, I guess unknown, but we’re getting to know it much better,” Trump said of the virus. “We are looking to save a maximum number of lives.”

 

The president also announced that he has been having open conversations with governors across the nation, leaders in the fast-food, pharmaceutical and grocery industries; and will meet with leaders of the tourism industry on Tuesday.

 

The president was also asked about his tweets, referring to the coronavirus as the "Chinese Virus," and whether he thought his rhetoric could create a stigma. Trump denied that notion, calling it a "very accurate phrase," and said it was his response to China spreading disinformation about the U.S. military spreading COVID-19.

 

"Rather than having an argument, I said, I have to call it where it came from," Trump said. "It did come from China."

 

The outbreak is believed to have originated at an animal and seafood market in the city of Wuhan, China.

 

“We’re taking aggressive action now as one nation and one family so that America can rebound stronger frankly, stronger than ever,” he said.

 

The World Health Organization designated COVID-19 a global pandemic last week.

Trump announced a national emergency on Friday. The president also announced a temporary halt on air travel to the United States from Europe, now including flights from the United Kingdom, but excluding those carrying cargo.

 

When asked Tuesday whether he would limit domestic travel, the president replied: “It’s possible.”

The coronavirus task force also predicted Tuesday that the number of cases in the U.S. could peak in approximately 45-days.

 

As of Tuesday morning, there were more than 4,660 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, in 49 states, including Washington, D.C. The U.S., so far, has seen 85 coronavirus-related deaths.

 

 


You do realize that what you posted is an idea Bernie has been for, along with Andrew Yang. If I recall you were very much against something like this. Do you also realize this medical problem also proves we already have medi care for all, and Bernie plan just improves it. Nice to see some of the far right join the call for programs like this.

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You do realize that what you posted is an idea Bernie has been for, along with Andrew Yang. If I recall you were very much against something like this.

 

 

 

It's only a good idea if it comes from God.

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@Panjandrum wrote:

john258:

 

You do realize that what you posted is an idea Bernie has been for, along with Andrew Yang. If I recall you were very much against something like this.

 

 

 

It's only a good idea if it comes from God.


Or tRump !


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