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‘This will be over soon’: Trump says after coronavirus the economy will ‘skyrocket’

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President Donald Trump announced Sunday that the coronavirus “will be over soon” and that as a result, the economy will “skyrocket.”

The comment comes in contrast with the projections by every public health expert predicting that the worst is yet to come and if the country can’t stop the spread that Americans will experience a lack of hospital equipment to help save lives.

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Trump went on to try to reassure the nation by saying, “very soon everything will be ok,” but given that it flies in the face of the facts, it likely does little to calm the fears of the nation.

Last week, Trump said that it would only be about 15 days people would have to self-isolate, but given that many in the country have ignored that request, it likely means more people will be forced to stay in self-isolation for longer. Trump didn’t indicate how many more days people should isolate.

He then rattled off a list of numbers of the supplies he sent to New York, Washington and California. After listing the numbers, Trump then said, “I won’t go into the exact numbers, but the numbers are substantial.”

For other states desperately begging for help, Trump didn’t have any information. He said that they merely “needed more help.”

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Trump uses coronavirus briefing to tout pastor who said 9/11 attack was God punishing America

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During a press briefing today to address the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump was asked about certain Christian pastors who plan to defy state lockdown orders and hold Easter church services this Sunday.

"I've had talks with the pastors, and most of the pastors agree ... that they are better off doing what they are doing, which is, distancing," Trump said, adding that the pastors want to "get back to church so badly."

Trump then referred to a notorious pastor who sits on his religious advisory council.

"I'm going to be watching Pastor Robert Jeffress, who's been a great guy," Trump said. "He's a great guy and I'm going to be watching on a laptop."

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Trump slammed for ‘ridiculous’ ad trying to link Biden to the Chinese government

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On Friday, writing for The Washington Post, Greg Sargent tore apart President Donald Trump's "ridiculous" new attack ad trying to claim that Vice President Joe Biden is beholden to Chinese interests.

"The ad clips Biden’s words out of context to misleadingly imply that Biden criticized Trump’s decision to restrict travel from China, when that’s not what Biden did," wrote Sargent. "Second, the ad relies on numerous past quotes from Biden to demonstrate he’s supposedly been soft on China. But those quotes were mostly boilerplate diplomatic language — and Trump has repeatedly praised China in language very close to what Biden has used ... And third, the Asian man that Biden bowed to turns out to be Gary Locke, a former Washington governor and U.S. ambassador to China, an American."

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Trump rambles about ‘genius’ coronavirus during long-winded briefing: ‘The germ has gotten so brilliant’

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The leader of the free world rambled about his "brilliant enemy" during a coronavirus briefing that lasted over two hours.

Allies of the White House had been quoted in the press urging President Donald Trump to keep his remarks short, but that advice has apparently been ignored.

"When critics (and allies) make suggestions to him and they become public - such as the briefings ought to be shorter - POTUS often prefers to do the opposite. We're well past 90 minutes on this briefing," New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman noted on Twitter as the briefing wore on.

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