Trump downplays coronavirus threat in U.S. while talking up administration's response


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Trump downplays coronavirus threat in U.S. while talking up administration's response

In a press briefing Wednesday night, President Trump downplayed the threat of coronavirus in the U.S. amid growing fears. However, health officials said Americans should prepare for more cases. CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid joins CBSN with the latest on the Trump administration’s response.

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  1. The cure? Look on the back of a ordinary household can of Lysol. Guess what it says it kills, "Coronavirus."
    That's right.
    Just because it is a new strain does mean it isn't new people.

  2. They even is trying to make the HIV be a virus too to uses as weapon, in case of a war, they are studying to create virus, they are secretly making experiences  using diseases to see how to create virus even from it to if they  can, to uses as weapon  if needs too

    I not understands nothing about virus but as the Lord told they are secretly studying very deep this world of virus to create virus too, and uses bombs of virus too, if they can use.

    #angeldestroyingUS

    #planetfreedom

    #freedomtodrive

    we are putting the plans of the  Lord to humanity  in the table or God will have to permit  a war happens to keep mixing  races of people and favoring  planet freedom, because  since from past war being also a way God uses to bring new generation  to the place, when people can't receive  new visions for people by love, war is also responsable  for make people circulate, mixing in the planet, moving  to other lands othe nation forming new  generation  of  people

    You for example  and your government  are  fruits of a war or wars, that happened  in past for you reach liberty, at that time a generation  died for your generation to exists, is how life  is too, in this planet, wars will happens because  not everthing  here people receives  by love, so God  have to permit  wars happens  to renew  people and generations,

    Exodus 32: 10. Now do not get in my way, for my wrath is burning against them; I will send destruction on them, but of you I will make a great nation.
    Numbers 32: 13. Then the Lord was angry with Israel, and he made them wanderers in the waste land for forty years? till all that generation who had done evil in the eyes of the Lord was dead.

  3. Don't worry they will get 8.5 billion if it's needed, because the senior politicans have been told by their Doctors that the coronaviras won't care who they are and if it comes to America in force they will stand a good chance of dying, all those guys are like a thousand years old and have servants to do everything for them, and just because the politicans have the best health care it's the help that are probably underpaid that will infect them. So they will fight this for their own selfish reason, not because they give one though to the common people. On the bright side if it hits the US in force they may all die, and I think we all know that's about the only way they will leave office.

  4. That guy who "Prep", for this
    Not worried bout himself but worried about others when it comes to your health and ur families well being dont trust no goverment to tell you to protect ur self..

  5. The only lesson from all this is make things in the USA. Negotiate better trade deals to create more manufacturing here. Cut taxes and uncessesary regulations.  Oh my God….that is exactly what Trump has done and continues to do. KAG.

  6. In May 2018 The U.S. Pandemic Response Team and the NSC’s entire global health security unit shut down by order of Trump. Trump called for reassignment of Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer and dissolution of his team inside the NSC agency. The Covid-19 Virus is 20 times more lethal than the annual flu. The mortality rate for the annual Flu in the U.S. is 0.1 percent of the population, where the Mortality rate of the Covid-19 as of Feb. 20, 2020 is Two (2%) percent or 2000 times higher. As of this morning (28 Feb 2020) the California patient with unknown origin of corona or Covid-19 virus is in serious condition, Solano County Public Health Officer. In Long Island, Nassau County NY as 83 people in voluntary Isolation long with 26 people in Westchester County 29 in Suffolk county New York along with an additional 400 people being closely monitored in these counties. A Nation cannot be truly great without a Moral Compass and the Truth is a moral compass can only point you in the right direction; it can't make you go there. This Nation need to elect leaders who have a strong moral compass, Leaders who are honest, straightforward, and tough – with a love of justice and fair play. None of which has been exhibited by Trump, The House or Senate Republicans. We the People will take back our country. . “No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.” ― François de La Rochefoucauld “Just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it isn't so.” ― Lemony Snicket

  7. I understand the president is seeking
    advice from Higher
    Powers.Really ?i thot
    he dealt with the
    lower powers, the way he behaves.like
    the seven sons of
    Sceva, in the Book of
    Acts,asking favors of
    the higher powers, got such a licking from the lower powers that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
    They were told Peter
    we know, and Paul we know, but who
    are you?

  8. What about the Chinese bio researcher who was kicked out of a Canadian research level 4 or so, lab. They also took her computer and kicked out her husband and some students.
    That happened in July. She had been to Wuhan about 5 times.
    Why are you blaming Trump when this could have been the source.

  9. Which golf course was Trump at, that totally disturbed him with this health crisis. who cares if people die, don't disturb my "perfect shot", it was a perfect shot, nothing more than a perfect shot, everyone will tell you, it was a perfect shot… believe me.

  10. Suddenly the media are experts on healthcare delivery even though they have NEVER worked as healthcare workers – nor has Sanders, the HUGE expert on Medicaid and Medicare which are filled with FRAUD.

  11. All leaders play down anything that might turn violent. Oregon's governor is trying to play down the fears and she's a Democrat bisexual. She just had to tell us about her sex life, by the way.

  12. All leaders are trying to play down the virus. Haven't any of you watched the Health Minister of Iran or China's leaders ….get a grip and quit blaming Trump for everything on earth.

  13. Sounds like: USSR, Chernobyl 1986, denied and downplayed there was a nuclear accident . Not until Sweden detected high radiation levels. When there was almost a horrific nuclear explosion.
    Chernobyl Accident, April 1986

  14. "FACT CHECK: Did Trump Call The Coronavirus A ‘Hoax’ At His South Carolina Rally?"
    https://checkyourfact.com/2020/02/29/fact-check-donald-trump-coronavirus-hoax-south-carolina-rally/

    6:54 PM 02/29/2020

    Politico published an article claiming President Donald Trump called the novel
    coronavirus a “hoax” at his Feb. 28 2020 campaign rally in South
    Carolina. “Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a ‘hoax,'”
    read the headline.

    Verdict: False

    Trump referred to the alleged “politicizing” of the coronavirus by Democrats as “their new
    hoax.” He did not refer to the coronavirus itself as a hoax. Throughout
    the speech, Trump reiterates his administration is taking the threat of
    the coronavirus seriously.

    Fact Check:

    Politico appears to misconstrue the subject of the president’s statement, claiming that
    Trump “tried to cast the global outbreak of the coronavirus as a liberal
    conspiracy intended to undermine his first term.” But an examination of
    the video and transcript show Trump actually described Democratic
    complaints about his handling of the virus threat as “their new hoax.”

    “We have exposed the far left’s corruption and defeated their sinister
    schemes and let’s see what happens in the coming months,” Trump said
    during the rally. “Let’s watch. Let’s just watch. Very dishonest people.
    Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus, you know that
    right? Coronavirus, they’re politicizing it.”

    The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has spread from China to 53 other
    countries, sickening 85,403 people and killing 2,924 others as of
    Saturday, according to the World Health Organization.

    Some Democrats, including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and
    former Vice President Joe Biden, have criticized the administration’s
    response to the outbreak as rudderless and ill-prepared due to Centers
    for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health budget cuts and
    leadership by Trump. But The Associated Press called this
    characterization “distorted” since the agencies haven’t seen loss of
    funding and have a “playbook to follow for pandemic preparation”
    regardless of who’s president.

    Trump described the so-called “politicizing” of the White House’s response to the disease as what he
    perceives to be an attempt to undermine his administration, likening it
    to impeachment and the Mueller investigation. (RELATED: Are There 8
    Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In Nashville?)

    “They tried anything,” said Trump about a minute after his first mention of the coronavirus.
    “They tried it over and over. They’d been doing it since you got in.
    It’s all turning. They lost. It’s all turning. Think of it. Think of it.
    And this is their new hoax.”

    When looking at the entirety of Trump’s remarks, it appears the “new hoax” comment refers to the alleged
    Democratic “politicizing” of his response to the coronavirus threat –
    not the coronavirus itself. The Hill, the Daily Beast and Slate, among
    other outlets, reported that the “hoax” comment was talking about
    Democratic criticism.

    Slate said, “Trump Slams Democrats Over
    Coronavirus Criticism: ‘This Is Their New Hoax,'” while the Daily Beast
    posted, “Trump: Democrats’ Coronavirus Criticism A ‘New Hoax.'”

    At no point in the rally does Trump directly call the novel coronavirus
    outbreak a “hoax” or “conspiracy.” In fact, he refers to the respiratory
    virus as a “public health threat” and reiterates “we have to take it
    very, very seriously. That’s what we’re doing. We are preparing for the
    worst.”

    Trump denied that he called the coronavirus a “hoax” in a
    Feb. 29 press conference. He said he was “referring to the action that
    they take to try and pin this on somebody because we’ve done such a good
    job. The hoax is on them. I’m not talking about what’s happening here.
    I’m talking what they’re doing. That’s the hoax,” according to NBC News.

    The president and Vice President Pence, who has been placed in charge of
    the administration’s response to the outbreak, announced new travel
    restrictions involving Iran and increased travel advisories for Italy
    and South Korea at the press conference as well. The new measures come
    after Washington health officials announced the first death in the U.S.
    from the novel coronavirus.

  15. "FACT CHECK: Did Trump Call The Coronavirus A ‘Hoax’ At His South Carolina Rally?"
    https://checkyourfact.com/2020/02/29/fact-check-donald-trump-coronavirus-hoax-south-carolina-rally/

    6:54 PM 02/29/2020

    Politico published an article claiming President Donald Trump called the novel
    coronavirus a “hoax” at his Feb. 28 2020 campaign rally in South
    Carolina. “Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a ‘hoax,'”
    read the headline.

    Verdict: False

    Trump referred to the alleged “politicizing” of the coronavirus by Democrats as “their new
    hoax.” He did not refer to the coronavirus itself as a hoax. Throughout
    the speech, Trump reiterates his administration is taking the threat of
    the coronavirus seriously.

    Fact Check:

    Politico appears to misconstrue the subject of the president’s statement, claiming that
    Trump “tried to cast the global outbreak of the coronavirus as a liberal
    conspiracy intended to undermine his first term.” But an examination of
    the video and transcript show Trump actually described Democratic
    complaints about his handling of the virus threat as “their new hoax.”

    “We have exposed the far left’s corruption and defeated their sinister
    schemes and let’s see what happens in the coming months,” Trump said
    during the rally. “Let’s watch. Let’s just watch. Very dishonest people.
    Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus, you know that
    right? Coronavirus, they’re politicizing it.”

    The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has spread from China to 53 other
    countries, sickening 85,403 people and killing 2,924 others as of
    Saturday, according to the World Health Organization.

    Some Democrats, including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and
    former Vice President Joe Biden, have criticized the administration’s
    response to the outbreak as rudderless and ill-prepared due to Centers
    for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health budget cuts and
    leadership by Trump. But The Associated Press called this
    characterization “distorted” since the agencies haven’t seen loss of
    funding and have a “playbook to follow for pandemic preparation”
    regardless of who’s president.

    Trump described the so-called “politicizing” of the White House’s response to the disease as what he
    perceives to be an attempt to undermine his administration, likening it
    to impeachment and the Mueller investigation. (RELATED: Are There 8
    Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In Nashville?)

    “They tried anything,” said Trump about a minute after his first mention of the coronavirus.
    “They tried it over and over. They’d been doing it since you got in.
    It’s all turning. They lost. It’s all turning. Think of it. Think of it.
    And this is their new hoax.”

    When looking at the entirety of Trump’s remarks, it appears the “new hoax” comment refers to the alleged
    Democratic “politicizing” of his response to the coronavirus threat –
    not the coronavirus itself. The Hill, the Daily Beast and Slate, among
    other outlets, reported that the “hoax” comment was talking about
    Democratic criticism.

    Slate said, “Trump Slams Democrats Over
    Coronavirus Criticism: ‘This Is Their New Hoax,'” while the Daily Beast
    posted, “Trump: Democrats’ Coronavirus Criticism A ‘New Hoax.'”

    At no point in the rally does Trump directly call the novel coronavirus
    outbreak a “hoax” or “conspiracy.” In fact, he refers to the respiratory
    virus as a “public health threat” and reiterates “we have to take it
    very, very seriously. That’s what we’re doing. We are preparing for the
    worst.”

    Trump denied that he called the coronavirus a “hoax” in a
    Feb. 29 press conference. He said he was “referring to the action that
    they take to try and pin this on somebody because we’ve done such a good
    job. The hoax is on them. I’m not talking about what’s happening here.
    I’m talking what they’re doing. That’s the hoax,” according to NBC News.

    The president and Vice President Pence, who has been placed in charge of
    the administration’s response to the outbreak, announced new travel
    restrictions involving Iran and increased travel advisories for Italy
    and South Korea at the press conference as well. The new measures come
    after Washington health officials announced the first death in the U.S.
    from the novel coronavirus.

  16. "FACT CHECK: Did Trump Call The Coronavirus A ‘Hoax’ At His South Carolina Rally?"
    https://checkyourfact.com/2020/02/29/fact-check-donald-trump-coronavirus-hoax-south-carolina-rally/

    6:54 PM 02/29/2020

    Politico published an article claiming President Donald Trump called the novel
    coronavirus a “hoax” at his Feb. 28 2020 campaign rally in South
    Carolina. “Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a ‘hoax,'”
    read the headline.

    Verdict: False

    Trump referred to the alleged “politicizing” of the coronavirus by Democrats as “their new
    hoax.” He did not refer to the coronavirus itself as a hoax. Throughout
    the speech, Trump reiterates his administration is taking the threat of
    the coronavirus seriously.

    Fact Check:

    Politico appears to misconstrue the subject of the president’s statement, claiming that
    Trump “tried to cast the global outbreak of the coronavirus as a liberal
    conspiracy intended to undermine his first term.” But an examination of
    the video and transcript show Trump actually described Democratic
    complaints about his handling of the virus threat as “their new hoax.”

    “We have exposed the far left’s corruption and defeated their sinister
    schemes and let’s see what happens in the coming months,” Trump said
    during the rally. “Let’s watch. Let’s just watch. Very dishonest people.
    Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus, you know that
    right? Coronavirus, they’re politicizing it.”

    The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has spread from China to 53 other
    countries, sickening 85,403 people and killing 2,924 others as of
    Saturday, according to the World Health Organization.

    Some Democrats, including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and
    former Vice President Joe Biden, have criticized the administration’s
    response to the outbreak as rudderless and ill-prepared due to Centers
    for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health budget cuts and
    leadership by Trump. But The Associated Press called this
    characterization “distorted” since the agencies haven’t seen loss of
    funding and have a “playbook to follow for pandemic preparation”
    regardless of who’s president.

    Trump described the so-called “politicizing” of the White House’s response to the disease as what he
    perceives to be an attempt to undermine his administration, likening it
    to impeachment and the Mueller investigation. (RELATED: Are There 8
    Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In Nashville?)

    “They tried anything,” said Trump about a minute after his first mention of the coronavirus.
    “They tried it over and over. They’d been doing it since you got in.
    It’s all turning. They lost. It’s all turning. Think of it. Think of it.
    And this is their new hoax.”

    When looking at the entirety of Trump’s remarks, it appears the “new hoax” comment refers to the alleged
    Democratic “politicizing” of his response to the coronavirus threat –
    not the coronavirus itself. The Hill, the Daily Beast and Slate, among
    other outlets, reported that the “hoax” comment was talking about
    Democratic criticism.

    Slate said, “Trump Slams Democrats Over
    Coronavirus Criticism: ‘This Is Their New Hoax,'” while the Daily Beast
    posted, “Trump: Democrats’ Coronavirus Criticism A ‘New Hoax.'”

    At no point in the rally does Trump directly call the novel coronavirus
    outbreak a “hoax” or “conspiracy.” In fact, he refers to the respiratory
    virus as a “public health threat” and reiterates “we have to take it
    very, very seriously. That’s what we’re doing. We are preparing for the
    worst.”

    Trump denied that he called the coronavirus a “hoax” in a
    Feb. 29 press conference. He said he was “referring to the action that
    they take to try and pin this on somebody because we’ve done such a good
    job. The hoax is on them. I’m not talking about what’s happening here.
    I’m talking what they’re doing. That’s the hoax,” according to NBC News.

    The president and Vice President Pence, who has been placed in charge of
    the administration’s response to the outbreak, announced new travel
    restrictions involving Iran and increased travel advisories for Italy
    and South Korea at the press conference as well. The new measures come
    after Washington health officials announced the first death in the U.S.
    from the novel coronavirus.

  17. "FACT CHECK: Did Trump Call The Coronavirus A ‘Hoax’ At His South Carolina Rally?"
    https://checkyourfact.com/2020/02/29/fact-check-donald-trump-coronavirus-hoax-south-carolina-rally/

    6:54 PM 02/29/2020

    Politico published an article claiming President Donald Trump called the novel
    coronavirus a “hoax” at his Feb. 28 2020 campaign rally in South
    Carolina. “Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a ‘hoax,'”
    read the headline.

    Verdict: False

    Trump referred to the alleged “politicizing” of the coronavirus by Democrats as “their new
    hoax.” He did not refer to the coronavirus itself as a hoax. Throughout
    the speech, Trump reiterates his administration is taking the threat of
    the coronavirus seriously.

    Fact Check:

    Politico appears to misconstrue the subject of the president’s statement, claiming that
    Trump “tried to cast the global outbreak of the coronavirus as a liberal
    conspiracy intended to undermine his first term.” But an examination of
    the video and transcript show Trump actually described Democratic
    complaints about his handling of the virus threat as “their new hoax.”

    “We have exposed the far left’s corruption and defeated their sinister
    schemes and let’s see what happens in the coming months,” Trump said
    during the rally. “Let’s watch. Let’s just watch. Very dishonest people.
    Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus, you know that
    right? Coronavirus, they’re politicizing it.”

    The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has spread from China to 53 other
    countries, sickening 85,403 people and killing 2,924 others as of
    Saturday, according to the World Health Organization.

    Some Democrats, including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and
    former Vice President Joe Biden, have criticized the administration’s
    response to the outbreak as rudderless and ill-prepared due to Centers
    for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health budget cuts and
    leadership by Trump. But The Associated Press called this
    characterization “distorted” since the agencies haven’t seen loss of
    funding and have a “playbook to follow for pandemic preparation”
    regardless of who’s president.

    Trump described the so-called “politicizing” of the White House’s response to the disease as what he
    perceives to be an attempt to undermine his administration, likening it
    to impeachment and the Mueller investigation. (RELATED: Are There 8
    Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In Nashville?)

    “They tried anything,” said Trump about a minute after his first mention of the coronavirus.
    “They tried it over and over. They’d been doing it since you got in.
    It’s all turning. They lost. It’s all turning. Think of it. Think of it.
    And this is their new hoax.”

    When looking at the entirety of Trump’s remarks, it appears the “new hoax” comment refers to the alleged
    Democratic “politicizing” of his response to the coronavirus threat –
    not the coronavirus itself. The Hill, the Daily Beast and Slate, among
    other outlets, reported that the “hoax” comment was talking about
    Democratic criticism.

    Slate said, “Trump Slams Democrats Over
    Coronavirus Criticism: ‘This Is Their New Hoax,'” while the Daily Beast
    posted, “Trump: Democrats’ Coronavirus Criticism A ‘New Hoax.'”

    At no point in the rally does Trump directly call the novel coronavirus
    outbreak a “hoax” or “conspiracy.” In fact, he refers to the respiratory
    virus as a “public health threat” and reiterates “we have to take it
    very, very seriously. That’s what we’re doing. We are preparing for the
    worst.”

    Trump denied that he called the coronavirus a “hoax” in a
    Feb. 29 press conference. He said he was “referring to the action that
    they take to try and pin this on somebody because we’ve done such a good
    job. The hoax is on them. I’m not talking about what’s happening here.
    I’m talking what they’re doing. That’s the hoax,” according to NBC News.

    The president and Vice President Pence, who has been placed in charge of
    the administration’s response to the outbreak, announced new travel
    restrictions involving Iran and increased travel advisories for Italy
    and South Korea at the press conference as well. The new measures come
    after Washington health officials announced the first death in the U.S.
    from the novel coronavirus.

  18. With sxsw coming to Austin very soon I checked into the risk factors…if you are 60 with pre existing heart conditions you are at risk…less than 1% are under 10…just be mindful if washing your hands and when dealing with the elderly…he is not down playing…media is creating a freenzy…fact check people fact check…the wine press will never give you or our childrwn the trurh

  19. It's so easy for Trump to say that it won't get to him cuz he's rich. He got money. The lower class citizens don't have much of a chance of anything as regards to any crisis, this case the coronavirus.

  20. Actually, the coronavirus is nothing to panic about. It’s far less dead let than they seasonal flu. Calm down people. You suck media. But some of us are smart enough to see through your bs.

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