President Trump and COVID-19 Taskforce Press Conference on Coronavirus – 6:30pm Livestream…

President Trump and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force are scheduled to hold a press conference today at 6:30pm Eastern.  The COVID-19 taskforce was established on January 29th.  A quarantine and travel entry ban was announced January 30th, and ongoing proactive efforts to mitigate U.S. risk from the coronavirus outbreak are ongoing.

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The task force is being led by HHS Secretary Alex Azar and includes: Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health; Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security; Matthew Pottinger, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor.

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Members of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force:

  • Secretary Alex Azar, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Robert O’Brien, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
  • Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health
  • Deputy Secretary Stephen Biegun, Department of State
  • Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
  • Joel Szabat, Acting Under Secretary for Policy, Department of Transportation
  • Matthew Pottinger, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor
  • Rob Blair, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff
  • Joseph Grogan, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council
  • Christopher Liddell, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination
  • Derek Kan, Executive Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget
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453 Responses to President Trump and COVID-19 Taskforce Press Conference on Coronavirus – 6:30pm Livestream…

  1. tax2much says:

    I leave the country for two days and you guys go ape shit.

    Liked by 23 people

    • bertdilbert says:

      Trump blamed the stock market performance on the Democrat debate and what would happen with one of those running the country! Love it!

      Liked by 23 people

      • patti says:

        Classic Trump !! 😉

        Liked by 6 people

        • Bill Durham says:

          I love POTUS but this press conference is turning into a 🚆 train wreck. I wish he came out and said how serious this is and then transitioned into all the current and future steps to defeat it. We got this. We got this. It’s serious but we are prepared. Instead he is downplaying it way too much. Also stop answering non virus questions. This is not a rally or Jim Acosta event. Ignore non virus questions. This is a bleep show. Trade deals, the Fed, politics,??? WTF? I love him, but I really think this was a missed opportunity. Cripes this is like a Sarah Sanders poop storm. But then again maybe in a couple of days I will be wrong. I hope so.

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          • fragemall says:

            your concern is duly noted.

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          • Rob says:

            Come off it. You don’t “love” POTUS. You speak EXACTLY as a Never Trumper does.
            Everything you said indicates you have no idea of the secret to Trump’s success.

            You are criticizing him because the CRUSHED the democrats tonight, and pointed out in front of MILLIONS of Americans that they couldn’t care less about the country, and will not even work with him on a serious issue like this.

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          • It is necessary for him to ‘downplay’ it to counteract the media hysteria which is spreading fear faster than what is basically a variety of flu. I have long thought they are making too much out of this. As President Trump said, 65,000 people die from the ‘ordinary’ flu every year. You don’t hear the media going crazy over that statistic, compared to which this latest virus is having lesser impact. Does the media report that? No. I’m glad President Trump did!

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            • Bill Durham says:

              Point taken and duly noted. I was just expecting a different strategy. Maybe it was that broad to his left that was bothering me.

              Liked by 3 people

            • Deception Stinks says:

              You’re right, vicarioushikermom, 65K die from ‘ordinary’ flu on a yearly basis. Interestingly, an ’04 report authored by multiple medical doctors [entitled “Death by Medicine”], the number of deaths caused by conventional medicine was an astounding 783,936 for that year alone. One can only imagine what the statistic would be now, some 16 years later. And where’s the panic?

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      • Jim Smith says:

        Ha

        Liked by 1 person

      • ezpz2 says:

        And he said it so nonchalantly, yet with such certainty!

        Cool, calm, collected, confident. That’s our President!

        Liked by 2 people

      • FrankieZee says:

        That was an awesome response. Throw the shit right back at those HYENAS.

        Liked by 5 people

  2. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Yep. Yet Dems and some GOPe scream no money left for the border.

    Liked by 16 people

  3. Confused Old Misfit says:

    OMG! Look at that picture!
    No women (not even transgendered ones)
    No people of colour or other visible minorities.
    Shameful!
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  4. Dutchman says:

    This makes NO sense! (SARCASM ALERT!)
    I listened carefully to Joe Biden, at ladt nights debate. He said HE established funding for CDC, and personelle at CDC and NIH, to address pandemics when he was VP, and that,when “Trump got in” he CUT the funding, and fired all the experts.

    So, you see my confusion? NONE of the people Sundance lists in his,article above, can possibly be working for Federal govt., …and even if they WERE, somehow the wouldn’t have,any budget to work with!

    Unless,…..you don’t suppose uncle Joe was LIEING,….DO YOU?/SSS

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  5. TwoLaine says:

    Yes, and just because the communist channels don’t catry what is really going on at the White House and in the Oval Office doesn’t mean it never happened.

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  6. freepetta says:

    Where is ole Dr Nancy Rosenstink? Fire that biotch!!

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  7. sundance says:

    Liked by 4 people

  8. sunnyflower5 says:

    Let’s be clear the Dims and their Lap Dog Media had a mis-step a month ago “Travel ban is Racist!”

    Liked by 2 people

  9. visage13 says:

    So the losers at ABC & CBS news are refusing to show the presser. My local Fox affiliate is showing it. I don’t get NBC with the rabbit ears so I have no idea. They would rather scare Americans with their own fake narrative. Disgusting.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Rose says:

    My husband was a Medivac pilot under both Sars and the Mers virus trust me the media and the demorats are going to attempt to take down the markets using fear mongering. My husband is positive to the Mers virus because in Canada our govberment takes nothing seriously unless it’s reporters reporting on illegal blockaides on our railroads? Today our state media, yea we have that here, they said the market losses are because of the Corona virus not the Lieberals attempting to destroy our economy in the name of the Green economy paid for by the taxpayer but ends up in a land fill near the poor blacks in Canada? I fear the corrupt lying media more than the Coronia virus, why because we have socialized medicine, so we’re forked either way.

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    • JohnCasper says:

      First Satan created viruses to plague mankind. That was just for practice. Then he created “liberals” to plague mankind, and declared that he had achieved perfection.

      Liked by 5 people

  11. Co says:

    So IF the President approved the billions that Lucifer wants who on the other side of that money have their catchers mitt on right now ?

    Liked by 1 person

  12. bulwarker says:

    Watch, Congress will pass the funding request but only if it includes a clean FISA reauthorization.

    Liked by 4 people

  13. Somebody's Gramma says:

    4-8 BILLION DOLLARS. SORRY, THAT’S B.S. Every time there is a catastrophe, millions upon millions of dollars lines the pockets of politicians and their relatives. I’d like to see LINE ITEM EXPENDITURE REPORTS for this effort, published online, every penny accounted for.

    Liked by 12 people

  14. sunnydaze says:

    Good call on putting Pence in charge of this, IMO.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. bleep21k says:

    Watching the MSM, including Fox, coverage of this “COVID 19( (OMG!) virus I swear the world is ENDING!

    Funny how these same people can watch a dem debate and NOT report the next day – “The world is ENDING”!

    ONE minute into the Presidents press conference, I myself have no fear of this”Pandemic”, as I really did not need any reassurances. Maybe others did…

    My family remains prepared for emergency situations, with food and supplies on hand, and I do keep up with my “local” community and news.

    IMHO President Trump has this under control regardless of “news” reports.

    Liked by 11 people

  16. NJF says:

    Great my neck of the woods. Over 1.35 million residents.

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  17. akearn says:

    For whatever reason, I don’t trust the gray-haired gal on the President’s left … am I profiling?? Who is she.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Anon says:

    Encouraging.

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  19. sundance says:

    Liked by 7 people

  20. youme says:

    If you get the virus in a foreign country, we are writing you off. You are on your own.

    “While the U.S. government has successfully evacuated hundreds of our citizens in recent weeks, such repatriation flights do not reflect our standard practice and should not be relied upon as an option for U.S. citizens under potential risk of quarantine by local authorities.”

    https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/t0221-cdc-telebriefing-covid-19.html

    Liked by 4 people

  21. sundance says:

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    • Johnny says:

      Red Flag

      Add additional people at Whitehouse. Here comes the infiltration of traitors and seditionist.

      Man Pence is leading them right thru the front door.

      Liked by 1 person

      • T2020 says:

        What? I don’t think so. Pence says he is real Christian. If he tries to come against someone God put in the WH, per our prayers, he will be the first to get zapped when God starts “tasering” traitors. God’s judgement ALWAYS starts with those in X’n leadership roles.

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  22. sundance says:

    Liked by 2 people

  23. tuskyou says:

    I like Azar. Calm, capable, knowledgeable.

    Liked by 4 people

  24. rashomon says:

    Dozens of corona viruses exist, so named for the spiked protuberances on the shell. All can be devastating for populations with compromised immune systems, often the elderly or previously ill whose lung capacity may be weakened, thus leading to pneumonia. President Trump, in his CEO mode, has been aware of this since the Chinese announced their epidemic and many of the other countries now have a sense of where the contagion originated within their borders — business and tourism travel.

    Pelosi, Chicago Mayor Lightfoot, Rep. Joe Kennedy III and some other Democrats interviewing the team put together to address this problem only prove their arrogance by criticizing the administration and its work to date. Taking on such a potential pandemic in this modern world is much like herding cats. Our country deserves a united leadership, NOT one playing on political ambitions. Each of us must contribute to the health of our neighbors by taking responsible actions.

    Liked by 9 people

    • walt39 says:

      What’s different with the COVID-19 coronavirus is that it’s brand new to humans so nobody has any immunity to it. Five years from now, maybe even less, we’ll all have either gotten the virus and recovered or been vaccinated for it, however this first time around may be pretty rough.

      It’s not so much the mortality rate — that seems to be in line with other similar viruses — as it is the fact that asymptomatic transmission means it’s likely to infect a WHOLE BUNCH of people. If the overall mortality rate is 0.2% (including cases without symptoms) and half the world population is infected, that’s 0.1% of 7 billion people.

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  25. sundance says:

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  26. sundance says:

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  27. 94corvette says:

    So, Trump proposes 2.5B, GOPe 4.0B and Demoncrats 8.5B. End of the day, no matter how much is allocated, the politicians will end up with the majority of the money for them and their cronies leaving very little for actually fighting the disease.

    Liked by 7 people

  28. tuskyou says:

    Lady doc says nothing flashy – cover your cough and wash your hands. Basic stuff people should be doing anyway.

    Liked by 5 people

  29. Paul Woll says:

    Keep in mind only 400 people tested in US vs tens of thousands tested in South Korea.

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  30. Niagara Frontier says:

    Can somebody slip the President a note and ask him to report that he will not be accepting any questions tonight from ABC, CBS or NBC and they know why.

    Liked by 7 people

  31. Mist'ears Mom says:

    Who the heck is advising our POTUS? 30,000 people a year do not die from the flu! Ridiculous.
    The fearmongers count every upper respiratory death as a “flu” death-the numbers are fake.
    How many people die every day from pneumonia? Lung diseases?
    Where are those numbers?
    Big pharma must be very happy now that they have a new vaccine that we have been scared into getting by the fake news.
    Billions & billions of $$ are made off every new vaccine…hummmmm
    The flu vaccine is rarely effective-just shooting poison into your body while the manufacturers rake in the mega bucks.
    Gawd – hegelian dialectic? Perfect execution with this coronamania.

    Liked by 3 people

    • I Hear You Now says:

      Jon Rappoport at NoMoreFakeNews.com has a recent blog saying flu and pneumonia stats have been combined for the last number of years.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Mist'ears Mom says:

        They combine all the stats and attribute it to the flu so everyone is scared and goes out and gets their “flu” shots.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        At those numbers, they must be including all those people with COPD who die from pneumonia as well.

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      • Mist'ears Mom says:

        They combine all the stats and attribute it to the flu so everyone is scared and goes out and gets their “flu” shots.
        from Jons blog:
        Speaking of PR, would you like to see an example of how the CDC promotes the yearly flu vaccine by lying egregiously about flu deaths in the United States?
        In December of 2005, the British Medical Journal (online) published a shocking report by Peter Doshi, which created tremors through the halls of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), where “the experts” used to tell the press that 36,000 people in the US die every year from the flu.
        Here is a quote from Doshi’s report, “Are US flu death figures more PR than science?” (BMJ 2005; 331:1412):
        “[According to CDC statistics], ‘influenza and pneumonia’ took 62,034 lives in 2001—61,777 of which were attributable to pneumonia and 257 to flu, and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified.”
        Boom.
        You see, the CDC has created one overall category that combines both flu and pneumonia deaths. Why do they do this? Because they disingenuously assume that the pneumonia deaths are complications stemming from the flu.
        This is an absurd assumption. Pneumonia has a number of causes.
        But even worse, in all the flu and pneumonia deaths, only 18 revealed the presence of an influenza virus.
        Therefore, the CDC could not say, with assurance, that more than 18 people died of influenza in 2001. Not 36,000 deaths. 18 deaths.
        Doshi continued his assessment of published CDC flu-death statistics: “Between 1979 and 2001, [CDC] data show an average of 1348 [flu] deaths per year (range 257 to 3006).” These figures refer to flu separated out from pneumonia.
        This death toll is obviously far lower than the parroted 36,000 figure.
        However, when you add the sensible condition that lab tests have to actually find the flu virus in patients, the numbers of flu deaths plummet even further.
        In other words, it’s all promotion and hype.
        “Well, uh, we used to say 36,000 people died from the flu every year in the US. But actually, it’s closer to 20. However, we can’t admit that, because if we did, we’d be exposing our gigantic psyop. The whole campaign to scare people into getting a flu shot would have about the same effect as warning people to carry iron umbrellas, in case toasters fall out of upper-story windows…and, by the way, we’d be put in prison for fraud”
        The CDC must turn out a steady stream of outrageous lies about the need for vaccines. If they didn’t, they’d have no way to justify the billions of dollars they spend every year buying the vaccines from drug companies.
        Since the sold-out major media won’t connect these dots, I and others need to.

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    • WRB says:

      As it does for the numbers of flu cases, doctor’s visits and hospitalizations, CDC also estimates deaths in the United States using mathematical modeling. CDC estimates that from 2010-2011 to 2013-2014, influenza-associated deaths in the United States ranged from a low of 12,000 (during 2011-2012) to a high of 56,000 (during 2012-2013).

      https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2017-2018.htm

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      • Mist'ears Mom says:

        Fake news its not true.

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      • Mist'ears Mom says:

        Fake news its not true. Speaking of PR, would you like to see an example of how the CDC promotes the yearly flu vaccine by lying egregiously about flu deaths in the United States?
        In December of 2005, the British Medical Journal (online) published a shocking report by Peter Doshi, which created tremors through the halls of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), where “the experts” used to tell the press that 36,000 people in the US die every year from the flu.
        Here is a quote from Doshi’s report, “Are US flu death figures more PR than science?” (BMJ 2005; 331:1412):
        “[According to CDC statistics], ‘influenza and pneumonia’ took 62,034 lives in 2001—61,777 of which were attributable to pneumonia and 257 to flu, and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified.”
        Boom.
        You see, the CDC has created one overall category that combines both flu and pneumonia deaths. Why do they do this? Because they disingenuously assume that the pneumonia deaths are complications stemming from the flu.
        This is an absurd assumption. Pneumonia has a number of causes.
        But even worse, in all the flu and pneumonia deaths, only 18 revealed the presence of an influenza virus.
        Therefore, the CDC could not say, with assurance, that more than 18 people died of influenza in 2001. Not 36,000 deaths. 18 deaths.
        Doshi continued his assessment of published CDC flu-death statistics: “Between 1979 and 2001, [CDC] data show an average of 1348 [flu] deaths per year (range 257 to 3006).” These figures refer to flu separated out from pneumonia.
        This death toll is obviously far lower than the parroted 36,000 figure.
        However, when you add the sensible condition that lab tests have to actually find the flu virus in patients, the numbers of flu deaths plummet even further.
        In other words, it’s all promotion and hype.
        “Well, uh, we used to say 36,000 people died from the flu every year in the US. But actually, it’s closer to 20. However, we can’t admit that, because if we did, we’d be exposing our gigantic psyop. The whole campaign to scare people into getting a flu shot would have about the same effect as warning people to carry iron umbrellas, in case toasters fall out of upper-story windows…and, by the way, we’d be put in prison for fraud”
        The CDC must turn out a steady stream of outrageous lies about the need for vaccines. If they didn’t, they’d have no way to justify the billions of dollars they spend every year buying the vaccines from drug companies.
        Since the sold-out major media won’t connect these dots, I and others need to.

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  32. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  33. Annual Flu Season – 25k up to 69k dead each yr. Media barley notices.

    If anyone dies because of coronavirus .. Trump’s fault.

    Twitter loons openly hope for pandemic .

    And so it goes.

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  34. thank god the adults are now in charge….this is 1000x better than barry’s hand waving, tan suit wearing, “we don’t have a strategy, yet” presser as the ISIS “JV team” was stream rolling all over eastern syria and western iraq several years ago…

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  35. pepeekeocom says:

    About 3 years ago, 80,000 people died of the common flu in U.S., highest death toll in 40 years. Can you imagine if even 10,000 people died in the US from this current “Wuhan flu”, what panic the anti President Trump Media would spread? Yet 80,000 die from the flu a few years ago and it barely makes the news.

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  36. Niagara Frontier says:

    Add CNN and MSNBC to those NOT covering this.

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  37. Reserved55 says:

    Girl that just asked question is CN&N morning Trump mind reader.

    Liked by 1 person

  38. California Joe says:

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was at the forefront of the NIH efforts to find cure for Juvenile Diabetes twenty years ago. It went absolutely nowhere! All of the federal government funding went to Diabetes Education!

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  39. booger71 says:

    The Chinese and other Asian countries have walked around in masks for years. I don’t see the need for Americans to start doing the same thing.

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  40. Mist'ears Mom says:

    You would think this is the plague…and millions are going to die.
    Except the plague was bacterial and the flu is a virus.
    We are all gonna die if we don’t get the vaccine…
    There government fixed it for us 😉

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  41. booger71 says:

    President Trump says no reason to panic…I agree.

    Liked by 3 people

  42. MfM says:

    The reporters don’t care about the virus. They are asking political questions to get at Trump.

    Liked by 5 people

  43. burginthorn says:

    News down under is terrible. Firstly, and I’m not joking, this virus is the cause for racism. Australia has a very large population of Chinese. I’ll start with China Town in Melbourne’s CBD. Its a long street in the heart of the city, one long strip of chinese retailers. Mostly restaurants, take-away and grocery shops. If you go there any day of the week it is jam packed with chinese people going about their business. Now its empty.

    The news is reporting that this is racist. People not shopping in China Town is racist. I’ll say it again …any day of the week the place is packed with CHINESE and now its empty. Yet the news is blaming Australians for not shopping there? Showing Chinese retailers crying and lamenting their business’ are suffering and they need shoppers and its up to Australians to stop being racist and start shopping there.

    Next is the Royal Children’s Hospital. Where its being reported parents are refusing to let Asian medical staff attend to their children. Again, Australians being labeled racist. Every news article and TV story is about the poor Chinese people and how Australians ought to be ashamed of themselves for being racists.

    Lastly there is a suburb called Box Hill. For whatever reason this is the suburb the Chinese have claimed as their own, buying up all the properties in the area and surrounding suburbs turning it into a mini Chinese homeland. It too is now empty. Shops and retailers are suffering, their businesses empty. Article after article, TV news lamenting Australians need to stop being racists and start heading to Box Hill to support Chinese business.

    You go there any day of the week and its like a mini China. Now its empty and its Australians fault for not shopping there? Where are all the Chinese? No one knows and no one cares, its the racist Australians fault these shops are now empty according to the news outlets. Between that and everything wrong with the world being President Trumps fault is depressing. Its like living in some alternate reality down here.

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  44. jeans2nd says:

    Anthony Faucci is not being honest about these “vaccines.”
    Virus vaccines are hit-and-miss. The prob is that the DNA of the virus, the proteins that ride on the top of the virus cell, constantly change.

    That is why the flu “vaccine” rarely works for a majority of people. 2018 flu vaccine’s success rate was 29%; 2019 is 49%.

    Experiments are being done on the genetic material that rides below the proteins, with no success so far.
    But if this COVINT-19 cell behave with “vaccines”s like other virus vaccines, what works today prob will not work for next year.
    Info from Dr Henry Miller, Hoover Institute, Stanford.

    Betcha Pres Trump knows this, and not one Fake News clown knows.

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  45. moe2004 says:

    No wonder President Trump stopped the daily press brefing, what a zoo!

    Liked by 4 people

  46. hokkoda says:

    Wow, just tuned it. He destroyed Pelosi and Schumer, and he did so in a way that Joe American will IMMEDIATELY get. Good for him. I think he should throw Pelosi, Schumer and Romney in prison if they can’t STFU. Get on the team, or go home and shut up. Just goes to show you how despicable the Democrats are.

    Superb, Presidential, press conference. He’s talking about the flu right now and comparing it with coronavirus. Great job. Just a tour de force by Mr. Trump. Well done. Confidence-inspiring. Patient. Getting the public informed directly. Super job.

    Liked by 14 people

  47. sundance says:

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  48. Landslide says:

    The reporters sound like the dems on stage last night—all yammering at once. Our President has an incredible amount of patience.

    Liked by 3 people

  49. sundance says:

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  50. MfM says:

    Trump is answering questions that are all over the map, yet he keeps bring it back to the the virus.

    Liked by 7 people

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