President Trump aka President Impeached announced via Twitter that he would be addressing the nation at 9 p.m. D.C. time, regarding the coronavirus outbreak.
I will be addressing the Nation this evening at 9:00 P.M. (Eastern) from the Oval Office.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020
The address comes just hours after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, a pandemic.
BREAKING: World Health Organization: "COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic." https://t.co/Zf0yrWhjgC pic.twitter.com/r8VxeLa1dn— ABC News (@ABC) March 11, 2020
Ahead of his address President Impeached met with bankers where he took some questions from the press.
“We’re having to fix a problem that four weeks ago nobody ever thought would be a problem… You read about them from 1917… this came out of nowhere and actually it came out of China which is the way it works” pic.twitter.com/WUQpOPZAGw— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) March 11, 2020
1917 =’s the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic.
Four weeks ago, the U.S., already had 60 cases, 15 of which were not related to the Diamond Cruise ship passengers.
January 21st, U.S. officials confirm the first case in Washington State.
officials in Washington state on Tuesday confirmed the first case on US soil. The patient is a male in his 30’s who is under observation at Providence Regional Medical Center EverettCNN. 01/22/2020.
January 29th, 2020, The White House announces a coronavirus task.
On the 30th of January the first confirmed case of community spread is reported.
Need I continue?
ABC News reported on Wednesday that over 1,000 people have the coronavirus and that 36 people have died.
Politico is reporting that President Impeached teased his address during his meeting with the bankers, saying that the Administration has been discussing “various forms,” of an economic stimulus.
One such plan is to cut the payroll tax or maybe get rid of it “entirely.”
People have been talking about getting rid of the payroll tax entirely? pic.twitter.com/DaE0TFrD9x— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) March 11, 2020
Prior to tweeting his announced Oval Office address President Impeached tweeted that he would use the full force of the government to deal with the health crisis.
I am fully prepared to use the full power of the Federal Government to deal with our current challenge of the CoronaVirus!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020
CNN President Impeached Fact Checker Daniel Dale has counted 28 false, misleading, or dubious claims by President Impeached regarding the coronavirus.
New: We made a chronological list of 28 separate false, misleading or dubious claims Trump and his senior officials have made about the coronavirus. It's staggering to see them all in one place. https://t.co/CF7wgiAyHr— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) March 11, 2020
Asked what he’d say to Americans that have concerns President Impeached is not taking the threat of the virus serious, President Impeached responses, “that’s CNN-fake News.”
Trump’s response to @acosta’s good question about concerns he isn’t taking coronavirus seriously enough was to call CNN “fake news.” White House handlers then immediately forced reporters out of the room. pic.twitter.com/aARJOBHs18— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 11, 2020
His last tweet sent at 6:04 D.C. time told the media they should consider this as a time to show “unity and strength.”
The Media should view this as a time of unity and strength. We have a common enemy, actually, an enemy of the World, the CoronaVirus. We must beat it as quickly and safely as possible. There is nothing more important to me than the life & safety of the United States!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020
For What It’s Worth:
Aside from trying to reassure the Stock Market, which lost more than 1,400 points on Wednesday, it’s being reporting that he will also announce measures to limit travelers from and possibly to Europe.