Trump Says He’s Been Tested for COVID-19

Washington, D.C. (Saturday, March 14, 2020) – President Trump took to the airwaves again today to announce the latest efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.  It comes as the death toll in the US has risen to at least 50 with New York confirming its first fatality.

President Trump also revealed that he has been tested for the coronavirus and is awaiting his results.  Meantime, Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force announced that all Americans who need to be tested will be tested for free.

He also announced the bipartisan measure that will allow for paid sick and family leave for all who need it. The measure also includes tax relief for small businesses impacted.


When asked about other recommendations for the country, “don’t travel if you don’t have to and I think it’s okay for stores like Apple and others to close,” Trump responded.

There are now more than 2,200 confirmed cases of the virus in the US and more are expected.  “We have not reached our peak and we will see more cases and more deaths,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  “This is especially likely among the already ill and elderly.”

On other measures, the President said masks by the millions are being made and he’s moving ahead with other travel restrictions to broaden, adding the United Kingdom and Ireland to the list beginning Monday.

Trump was especially critical of the Federal Reserve, calling on the reserve to do more and to be proactive.  He also suggested that he could soon use his presidential powers to remove the chair of the Federal Reserve.

 

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