President Trump at the White House just talking about coronavirus: "You can call it a germ. You can call it a flu. You can call it a virus. You can call it many different names. I'm not sure anyone even knows what it is."
Trump is asked about federal help requests for Washington state, replies by insulting the governor as a "failed presidential candidate."
POTUS elaborates: the order gives DHS and DOD the authority to activate the ready reserve components of the armed forces - this will allow us to mobilize medical disaster response personnel to help fight the virus
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This is the most significant mobilization since World War Two, says Peter Navarro, just named as Defense Production Act policy coordinator. "We cannot afford to lose a single day."
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Executive Order from Trump to Order the Selected Reserve and Certain Members of the Individual Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces to Active Duty
National emergency authority to order the selected reserve and certain members of the individual ready reserve of the armed forces to active duty - @whitehouse
: We are marshalling the full power of government and society to achieve victory over the virus. Together, we will endure, we will prevail, and we will WIN. CARESAct
U.S. Representative Mike Kelly: Today I received word that I tested positive for COVID19. My symptoms are mild, and I will continue serving Pennsylvania's 16th District from home until I fully recover.
: Thank you to Rachel @Maddow for putting our Military on full display, and showing how GREAT a job the Federal Government is doing. Also, a special thanks to General Semonite, a Patriot of the highest order and a truly talented engineer and builder
: News conference live from the @WhiteHouse today. 5:00 P.M. Eastern
@RepCunningham announces that he has tested positive for coronavirus
The US House of Representatives passes a $2 trillion worth of rescue plan to tackle the Corona virus and sends it to President Trump
: Thousand of Federal Government (delivered) Ventilators found in New York storage. N.Y. must distribute NOW
: Will someone please explain to the Fake News New York Times (ALL THE NEWS THAT'S NOT FIT TO PRINT) that the Democrats make it almost impossible for us to fill positions within government. They "maximum" delay even the best candidates, including Judges, leaving little time
: We have just purchased many Ventilators from some wonderful companies. Names and numbers will be announced later today
: General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio, or some other plant, and START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW...... FORD, GET GOING ON VENTILATORS, FAST...... @GeneralMotors @Ford
: As usual with "this" General Motors, things just never seem to work out. They said they were going to give us 40,000 much needed Ventilators, "very quickly". they are saying it will only be 6000, in late April, and they want top dollar. Always a mess with Mary B. Invoke "P"
: By empowering the Radical Left Democrats, do nothing Kentucky politician @RepThomasMassie is making their War on the 2nd Amendment more and more difficult to win (But don't worry, we will win anyway.). He is a disaster for America, and for the Great State of Kentucky
: .& costly. Workers & small businesses need money in order to survive. Virus wasn't their fault. It is "HELL" dealing with the Dems, had to give up some stupid things in order to get the "big picture" done. 90% GREAT. WIN BACK HOUSE, but throw Massie out of Republican Party
: Looks like a third rate Grandstander named @RepThomasMassie, a Congressman from, unfortunately, a truly GREAT State, Kentucky, wants to vote against the new Save Our Workers Bill in Congress. He just wants the publicity. He can't stop it, only delay, which is both dangerous
Police Department homicide detectives arrested a suspect in the March 20 fatal shooting of a Southeast woman
A third @DCPoliceDept officer has tested positive for COVID19, according to @ChiefNewsham. The member has been quarantined and is recovering at home
: Just finished a very good conversation with President Xi of China. Discussed in great detail the CoronaVirus that is ravaging large parts of our Planet. China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the Virus. We are working closely together. Much respect
: Our great Oil & Gas industry is under under seige after having one of the best years in recorded history. It will get better than ever as soon as our Country starts up again. Vital that it does for our National Security
And @POTUS leaves the podium, @VP takes the lectern
"I don't know," replies @POTUS when asked what he's doing to combat hate crimes against Asian-Americans. "Asian-Americans in our country are doing fantastically well."
"As soon as we open, that doesn't mean we're going to stop with the (social distancing) guidelines," @POTUS responds to @FrancoOrdonez in the radio pool seat
"In my opinion" the mortality rate of COVID19 is "way, way down," says @POTUS
"It's his call" and they'll talk about whatever President Xi wants to discuss, says @POTUS
"He never asked me to calm it down," replies @POTUS about whether President Xi asked him to stop calling COVID19 "the Chinese virus."
"I'll have a call with President Xi of China" tonight, confirms @POTUS, adding the coronavirus "came from China" and that country took advantage of the US until he came to the @WhiteHouse
As many as 10% or 11% of US restaurants might go out of business, says @POTUS. "They'll come back. It might not be the same restaurant."
"You don't know what the numbers are in China," replies @POTUS when @steveholland1 asks about US surpassing China for the most COVID19 cases in the world. He adds he'll likely be speaking to President Xi tonight
"I'll find out about that," replies @POTUS when asked by @steveholland1 about why the need to send US troops to the border with Canada. "I guess it's equal justice."
"Sometimes a hidden enemy is a lot tougher than somebody that stares you in the face," says @POTUS
"It's nobody's fault, certainly not in this country," says @POTUS of the record-high filings for unemployment in the US due to the coronavirus pandemic. "I think we'll come back very strong."
"We may take large sections of our country that aren't so seriously affected," adds @POTUS
"I'm hearing it loud and clear from everybody" that people don't want to wait and want go back to work, says @POTUS. "I think it's going to happen pretty quickly."
"We will vanquish this virus. A lot of progress has been made," according to @POTUS
"Just relax. Stay home. We're making a lot of progress," says @POTUS
Development of the coronavirus "vaccines are very advanced," according to @POTUS
It'll land at Pier 90 in Manhattan, says @POTUS
"I'll go kiss it goodbye" at the Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia on Saturday and "we'll be waving together," says @POTUS
USNS Comfort will be underway to NYC on Saturday "rather than three weeks from now," announces @POTUS
"It's their first responsibility," says @POTUS of the states
"As you know, the testing is going very, very well. That was obsolete and broken and we fixed it," according to @POTUS
"I'm profoundly grateful that both parties came together" on the CoronavirusReliefBill "in this hour of need," says @POTUS
"I wish the news could be real. I wish it could be honest," says @POTUS, calling the media corrupt and taking issue with a comment reported about @TomBrady
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G20 virtual meeting generated a lot of great ideas to confront the coronavirus pandemic that has affected 151 countries, says @POTUS
"How the world has changed but it's going to end up being better than ever," begins @POTUS
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Husband of @SenAmyKlobuchar, who was hospitalized with COVID19, is on the mend
: I will be doing a News Conference live from the @WhiteHouse at 5:00 P.M. (Eastern) to discuss the mtg of the G20 Leaders that took place this morning at 7:55 A.M. by World Teleconference. Also, my 12:00 P.M. Teleconference call with 50 Governors, plus Territories, will be discussed
The United States will indict Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle, according to the Associated Press