“As we outpace what we need we’re going to be sending them to Italy,” Trump insisted at his coronavirus briefing Monday night. “We’re going to be sending them to France.”
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As the U.S. death toll reached 1,500, the president says he told the head of the White House’s coronavirus task force not to bother calling state governors in some hot spot areas.
Tate Reeves is showing the perils of having a light touch in the midst of a public health crisis.
These Republicans lead or want to lead their states and they need Trump to make it happen, but aren’t sure his Easter deadline for an end to social distancing is the right call.
The president seemed restrained throughout most of his latest White House briefing on the coronavirus—until a reporter dared to question his plan to reopen the economy by Easter.
The president said it’s “very unfortunate” that New York City has become the country’s main coronavirus “hot spot” even as he predicts a quick recovery for the rest of the nation.
“We’re going to be opening up our country, and we’re going to be watching certain areas,” he insisted Monday night.