Trump ‘Very Confident’ of COVID-19 Vaccine by End of 2020

Marco Green
May 5, 2020

"We don't even have the final vaccine".

The town hall, entitled "America Together: Returning to Work", asked people to submit their questions to the president on social media.

Democrats have made clear they want to provide a sizable rescue package for state and local governments as part of a broader bill - one that could total over 2 trillion US dollars - while some Republicans criticized the idea as unreasonably expensive. "I want to sit next to people".

The Lincoln comparison comes from historian and former speaker Newt Gingrich, who recalled in Newsweek early previous year that "I called President Trump and told him no president since Abraham Lincoln had faced the kind of unending bias and hostility that he is living through". Some 238,730 people fell victims of COVID-19, the World Health Organization said in its latest update posted on Monday at 10:00 a.m. CEST. "That's a awful thing", said Donald Trump, who as recently on Friday had said he hoped fewer than 100,000 Americans would die and earlier in the week had talked about 60,000 to 70,000 deaths.

"Trump's refusal to participate in a coordinated global effort to respond to COVID19 is the 21st century equivalent of the US not joining the League of Nations", said Goldberg. "They come at me with questions that are disgraceful". "And now I'm saying 80,000 or 90,000". Some people are anxious about getting sick; others are reeling from lost jobs and livelihoods. Trump's response was to tweet that Bush didn't defend him during impeachment: "He was nowhere to be found in speaking up against the greatest Hoax in American history!"

As concerns mount about his reelection bid, Trump stuck to his relentlessly optimistic view of the nation's ability to rebound soon. More than 68,000 Americans are confirmed dead from the virus, according to a Johns Hopkins database.

Trump ‘Very Confident’ of COVID-19 Vaccine by End of 2020
Trump ‘Very Confident’ of COVID-19 Vaccine by End of 2020

"We're trying to simultaneously protect the American people from the effects of the China virus killing them directly, but it's also true that the lockdown indirectly kills Americans through the economic effects with higher suicide rates, depression, alcoholism, drug addiction, and all that", Navarro said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

The president, though, said that it was necessarily to reopen the country, as the cratering economy has led to mass layoffs.

As of Sunday, a Reuters tally put the US death toll at over 67,000.

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Trump has been criticized for downplaying the threat of the pandemic for weeks as the coronavirus marched across the globe and then hit the US. "You see demonstrations all over the country and those are meaningful demonstrations", he said. "Use information to determine action - not emotions, not politics, not what people think or feel, but what we know in terms of facts".

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