On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced that he was ready to use the entire strength of the federal government to combat the Coronavirus’ spread in the United States, announcing a plan that would free up to $40 billion in aid.
“Trump is considering a declaring a national disaster to free up funds for the federal government’s response to the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday,” Reuters reported. “Such a declaration, under the Stafford Act, could free up as much as $40 billion in immediate aid, according to Politico.”
Trump also tweeted, “I am fully prepared to use the full power of the Federal Government to deal with our current challenge of the CoronaVirus!”
The President also sent out other tweets relating to the Coronavirus.
“Someone needs to tell the Democrats in Congress that CoronaVirus doesn’t care what party you are in,” President Trump tweeted. “We need to protect ALL Americans!”
“America is the Greatest Country in the world. We have the best scientists, doctors, nurses and health care professionals. They are amazing people who do phenomenal things every day,” Trump continued. “Together we are putting into policy a plan to prevent, detect, treat and create a vaccine against CoronaVirus to save lives in America and the world. America will get it done!”
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