Speaking during the daily Wuhan coronavirus update from the White House Tuesday, President Trump reassured the country that the actions being taken by the federal government will result in the United States beating the virus.
"One day we'll be standing, possibly up here, and we'll say, 'Well, we won,'" Trump said. "We're going to say that, sure are you're sitting there, we're going to say that."
"We're going to win faster than people think," he continued.
"If people do what we're telling them to do we'll save a lot of lives," Trump said. "We are looking to save the maximum number of lives. Everything is going to come back. The economy is going to come roaring back...it's all pent up. I think we'll have an economy like never before."
Yesterday President Trump announced new guidelines limiting public gatherings to 10 people and encouraged people to stop eating in restaurants or food courts and patronizing bars. A number of cities around the country, including Washington D.C., New York City and San Francisco have implemented mandatory closures of dining in restaurants. Establishments can remain open for takeout.
Avoid eating out. Use carry-out, drive-thru, and delivery options. pic.twitter.com/osBRcxnyFY— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 16, 2020
Help make the next 15 days count and avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people. pic.twitter.com/txPAAFtxIu— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 16, 2020