President Trump on Sunday touted that his administration has a “perfectly coordinated” plan to combat the coronavirus and praised Vice President Mike Pence for his handling of the rapidly spreading global crisis.
“We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus. We moved VERY early to close borders to certain areas, which was a Godsend. V.P. is doing a great job,” the president posted moments after he arrived at his golf resort in West Palm Beach, Fla. “The Fake News Media is doing everything possible to make us look bad. Sad!”
The president visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Friday and encouraged people not to panic as cases around the world continue to climb and the virus’ effects on the economy and travel is roiling global markets.
“It will end. People have to remain calm,” Trump said.
The president traveled to his Mar-a-Lago resort in South Florida after the CDC visit.
Trump’s assurances come after Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday declared a state of emergency as the number of cases in the Empire State hit 89 – including 12 in the Big Apple.
There are at least 242 coronavirus cases in the US and 19 people have died from the virus as the CDC ramps up its efforts to get testing kits dispersed nationally.
More than 107,000 people have been sickened by the virus worldwide, and 3,661 have died.
Italy, where the number of cases surged to 5,883 and the death toll hit 233, instituted severe quarantine measures on Saturday that affects more than 16 million people in the northern regions of the country.
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