Trump praised the cruise ship industry — and shut it down
US President Donald Trump has made clear he does not want White House officials cooperating with the impeachment investigation underway in the US Congress (AFP Photo/Olivier Douliery)

Shortly after President Donald Trump hosted a 70-minute press conference on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, he announced additional measures.

"At my request, effective midnight tonight, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC have all agreed to suspend outbound cruises for thirty days," he announced.

"It is a great and important industry – it will be kept that way!" he bizarrely added.