COVID-19 Outbreak: President Trump to confer with CDC Wednesday
President Trump is meeting with representatives from the Centers for Disease Control at 6 p.m., Wednesday to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak.
This meeting is happening despite the president's recent statements, which seemed to downplay the gravity of the outbreak.
According to ABC News, on Tuesday, Mr. Trump told reporters the situation was "under control" and was a "problem that's going to go away."
"We have very few people with it," Trump said, adding that he was not totally caught up on the latest details because of his trip to India but that "the people are getting better, they're all getting better," referring to patients in the U.S.
"I think that whole situation will start working out. Lot of talent, lot of brain power is being put behind it," he said.
Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets, if possible. Likewise their incompetent Do Nothing Democrat comrades are all talk, no action. USA in great shape! @CDCgov.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2020
Despite the president's assurance that the situation is contained, CDC officials warned Americans that the virus may cause "significant disruption."
"Ultimately, we expect we will see community spread in this country," Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said Tuesday at a news conference.
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