The Latest from President Trump – Co-Campaign Chair for Oregon Vikki Breese Iverson

HIGHLIGHTS | President Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force Provide an Update to Americans



PRESIDENT TRUMP: “I want to thank the American people for the incredible sacrifices that they are making on behalf of our nation and I want to encourage everyone to keep following our guidelines on social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, and hand washing and all of the other things that everybody knows they are supposed to be doing.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Ultimately, the goal is to ease the guidelines and open things up to very large sections of our country as we near the end the end of our historic battle with the invisible enemy.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “My first priority is always the health and safety of the American people and I want everyone to understand that we are continuing to evaluate the data. We are working with the task force and making decisions based on what is best for the interests of our fantastic country.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “I said earlier today that I hope we can do this by Easter. I think that would be a great thing for our country and we’re all working very hard to make that a reality.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “We’ll only do it if it’s good and maybe we do sections of the country.”


PRESIDENT TRUMP: “We are working to pass the biggest and boldest financial relief package in American history. Senators will soon hopefully vote on a $2 trillion bill that will deliver direct cash payments to struggling Americans. No fault of their own.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “The legislation will also include billions of dollars for additional resources for our and really heroic — these are incredible doctors, nurses, brave, and hospitals; as well as support for hard-hit industries, such as the airline industry and cruise ship industry which employ tremendous amounts of people and obviously serves important functions beyond that.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Today, as you probably saw, the DOW surged over 2,100 points. That’s the all-time record history of the exchange. This is very encouraging and I think part of the reason is they are looking at what is close to being passed. And I think a very big part of it is they see we want to get our country open as soon as possible.”

NEC DIRECTOR LARRY KUDLOW: “This legislation is urgently needed to bolster the economy, provide cash injections and liquidity, and stabilize financial markets to get us through a difficult period.”

NEC DIRECTOR KUDLOW: “This package will be the single largest main street assistance program in the history of the United States.”

NEC DIRECTOR KUDLOW: “The total package here comes to roughly $6 trillion. $2 trillion direct assistance, roughly $4 trillion in Federal Reserve lending power.”


PRESIDENT TRUMP: “The Federal government is using every resource at its disposal to acquire and distribute critical medical supplies.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Through FEMA, the Federal government is distributing more than eight million N-95 respirators, 14 million surgical masks and many, many millions more under order.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “2.4 million face shields, 1.9 million surgical gowns. 13.5 million gloves and more than 4,000 ventilators to the areas of greatest need have already been sent and we have 4,000 being delivered to New York.”

VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: “New York state has prioritized three alternative medical facilities and, at the President’s direction, the Army Corps of Engineers is working on plans to build those facilities out. You’ve heard the President speak about the Javits Center, the addition of 1,000 beds.”


PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Private companies are heeding our call to produce medical equipment and supplies because they know that we will not hesitate to invoke the [Defense Production Act] to get them to do what they have to do.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Ford, 3M, General Electric Health are making tremendous numbers. They’ve already started on respirators, ventilators and face shields. They’re working together.”


VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: “For anyone in the New York metropolitan area who has traveled, our task force is encouraging you to monitor your temperature, be sensitive to symptoms, and we are asking anyone who has traveled out of the New York City metropolitan area to anywhere else in the country to self-isolate for 14 days.”

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