President Trump will make a statement from the Oval Office Wednesday night about the ongoing situation with the Wuhan virus, which the World Health Organization has officially declared a pandemic.
I will be addressing the Nation this evening at 9:00 P.M. (Eastern) from the Oval Office.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020
I am fully prepared to use the full power of the Federal Government to deal with our current challenge of the CoronaVirus!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020
Earlier today President Trump met with the nation's top bankers to address the economic fallout of the crisis. Yesterday he met with CEOs of health insurance companies. They agreed to wave copayments for Wuhan virus treatment. He also met with Republican Senators on Capitol Hill about a potential payroll tax break for employers, employees and relief for hourly workers if they get sick.
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....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020
....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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020
Meanwhile a previously scheduled press briefing with Vice President Mike Pence and federal health officials, that was set for 5:30 pm et from the White House, has been cancelled.
I want to thank all of our Great Government officials on the CoronaVirus Task Force who are working around the clock, in response to the CoronaVirus. Continue to check https://t.co/boZM2NePJW for updates, and follow all recommendations that are available....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020
....We have the greatest healthcare system, experts, scientists and doctors anywhere in the world. Together, we will PREVAIL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020