President Donald Trump had a very confusing Friday morning. First, the Republican politician, who is oddly blaming Barack Obama for the coronavirus spread, announced that he was going to make his first visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta on Friday afternoon to get an update on the matter.
Trump later told reporters that the administration was forced to cancel the trip because of a suspected case of coronavirus at CDC headquarters.
A few moments later, Trump announced that he planned to visit the facility because the person was not ill.
The former reality TV star stated: “We may go. There was — they thought there was a problem at CDC, with somebody that had the virus. It turned out negative, so we’re seeing what we can do. But yesterday afternoon, we were informed that there may have been a person with the virus, and they now find out that that was negative test. They’ve tested the person very fully, and it was a negative test. So I may be going. We’re going to see if they can turn it around with Secret Service. We may be going.”
He also inaccurately said the number of cases is low because he closed the border — the reality is that there is a shortage of coronavirus testing kits to test those who might be infected.
Trump shred this fake piece of news: “I don’t think people are panicking….I said last night; we did an interview on Fox last night. A townhall. I think it was very good. And I said calm. You have to be calm. It will go away. We do have a situation where we have this massive ship with 5,000 people, and we have to make a decision. You know, it’s a big decision because we have very low numbers compared to major countries throughout the world. Our numbers are lower than just about anybody. And in terms of deaths, I don’t know what the count is today. Is it 11? 11 people,” Trump said.
Trump has signed a bill providing $8.3 billion in emergency funding to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
He stated: “So we’re signing the $8.3 billion. I asked for 2.5, and I got 8.3, and I’ll take it. Okay. So here we are. $8.3 billion. Doing very well. It’s an unforeseen problem…Came out of nowhere. We’re taking care of it. We have big news on the ship. A lot of things are happening on the ship. People are being tested right now. And I just spoke to the governor of California, Gavin Newsom. Had a good conversation. We’re both working on the ship together. It’s close to 5,000 people. So it’s a big ship. We are doing testing on those people.”
Thus far, the outbreak has sickened over 200 people and killed 14 in the United States.