During Donald Trump’s address on the new NAFTA trade deal Thursday in Michigan, he discussed the outbreak of the coronavirus, but the “president,” who knows the best words, wasn’t very clear. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern, saying that the global outbreak includes 98 cases in 18 countries, outside of China.
“We’re working very strongly with China on the coronavirus that’s a new thing that a lot of people are talking about,” Trump said, adding that “we have very little problem in this country at this moment, 5, and those people are all recuperating. We think it’s going to have a very good ending for us.”
TRUMP: “We’re working very strongly w/ China on the coronavirus that’s a new thing that a lot of people are talking about… we have very little problem in this country at this moment. 5, and those ppl are all recuperating… we think it’s going to have a very good ending for us” pic.twitter.com/dEHD074042
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 30, 2020
Wall Street Journal reporter Alex Leary, tweeted that Trump said that the United States has coronavirus “very well under control” and is working with China.
Trump during Michigan USMCA speech says U.S. has coronavirus “very well under control” and is working with China.
“We think it’s going to have a very good ending for us. That I can assure you.”
— Alex Leary (@learyreports) January 30, 2020
The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 170, and a confirmed case in Tibet means the virus has reached every region in mainland China. According to Chinese health authorities, there were 7,711 confirmed cases in the country as of January 29th. Infections have also spread to at least 15 other countries. So far, there have been six people who have now been diagnosed with the new coronavirus in the U.S., two each in Illinois and California, and one each in Arizona and Washington state, according to NBC News.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Fox Business News earlier today that he thinks the coronavirus outbreak in China, which has killed 170 people and infected more than 7,700, will boost the U.S. economy, according to the Daily Beast.
I’m old enough to remember when conservatives freaked out over the Ebola outbreak and blamed former President Barack Obama.
“I’m feeling a little sick myself. But it’s not Ebola. I’m just sick of a government that I’m paying for telling me not to worry and just trust them,” former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said at the time on his Fox News show. “I wish I could, but if they repeatedly lie to me I just don’t believe them anymore.”
And now we have a “president” who has told over 16,000 lies since taking office and he insists “it’s going to have a very good ending for us” — whatever that means.
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