President Impeached announced via Twitter that he would be holding a coronavirus task force press briefing for Wednesday, the 18th of March. Joining President Impeached is the FDA.
I will be having a news conference today to discuss very important news from the FDA concerning the Chinese Virus!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2020
Chinese Virus =’s the coronavirus, or COVID-19.
It is expected that President Impeached will address the now announced closure of the northern border with Canada.
We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2020
CNBC News quotes the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau of saying, “I just spoke to President Trump again this morning, and we have agreed that both Canada and the United States will temporarily restrict all non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border. Travelers will no longer be permitted to cross the border for recreation and tourism. In both our countries, we’re encouraging people to stay home.” Trudeau’s wife, Sophie has tested positive for the coronavirus.
For What it’s worth; I have zero idea when the presser is likely to take place, NBC News is already live. Washington Post says it should start at 11:30 a.m. D.C. time. During the live feed playing in the background, someone announced 11:45 a.m. It should be happening “soon,” at any rate.
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