press conference given by Trump :- you very much. Let me begin by expressing our sadness at the passing of a wonderful man and a dear friend of mine Herman Cain. He was a very special person. I got to know him very well. And unfortunately, he passed away from Thing called the China virus and we send our prayers to Herman’s great wife, Gloria wonderful family.
And I have to say America Grieves for all of the 150,000 Americans who? Had their lives taken by this horrible invisible. Enemy. We mourn their loss as a nation. We mourn their loss as people that love one another. And we’re working very hard to not only contain this horrible event this horrible plague. It’s what it is is a plague but also to come up with Therapeutics and vaccines and we’re making a lot of strides all over the world are having tremendous problems Resurgence has taken place in many countries that people thought were doing well.
Despite a wide range of approaches to the pandemic between countries, this Resurgence in cases is occurring. Throughout large portion our planet in Japan-China, Australia Belgium Spain France Germany Hong Kong place they thought it was they really done great. It came back and in a couple of cases came back, very strongly.
The virus was said to be under control, but new cases have risen very significantly once again. So when you think somebody is doing well, sometimes you have to hold your decision on that. You have to hold your statements is the beginning of June daily new cases have increased by a factor of 14 times in Israel, 35 times and 35 times in Japan, and nearly 30 times in Australia just to name a few. These were countries that were doing incredibly well. Leadership was being praise Latin America now lead world in confirmed infections and with the scarcity of testing and Latin America at the two number. You have no idea what they might be.
And I can say scarcity of testing almost anywhere except for our country. This disease is highly contagious and presents unique challenges to our border states. Meanwhile States like California Washington State, Maryland, Virginia, Nevada, Illinois, Oregon, and many others. The were thought to be doing well and. Theis A big Resurgence and we’re hit very hard and governors are extremely popular are not so popular anymore.
They were held up as models to follow and then they got hit and I’m not even saying this their fault. It’s probably not their fault. It’s just the way it is. That’s the way it is highly infectious. One of the most infectious diseases that anybody has ever seen not since 1917 over a hundred.
Is ago has anyone seen anything like what we’re witnessing now, but these days have also seen the virus substantially. Rebound and again, no one is immune. No one is immune these facts illustrate the imposing determinant then it is a determinant that a blanket shut down to achieve a temporary reduction in case is certainly not a viable long-term strategy for any country. People are starting to understand the disease. Press conference given by Trump
Now we certainly have understood a lot about the disease that we didn’t have any idea. We didn’t anybody ever saw anything like this. The primary purpose of a shutdown was to flatten the curve to ensure sufficient Hospital capacity and develop effective treatments and therapies to reduce mortality and we’ve done that but it can come rearing back when you least suspected. We did the right thing and Especially we saved.
Millions of lives that. We did the right thing but a permanent shutdown would no longer be the answer at all a small shutdown of certain areas, but. We don’t want to do that small shutdown can be very helpful but not for long periods of time.
The understand what we’re dealing with now but it’s a very complex situation and. I can only say thank heaven that we are so Advanced and what we’re doing in terms of vaccines and therapies. We now know a great deal about the virus and how to treat it and who would targets almost half of.
The deaths come from less than 1% of our population think of it half of the deaths really tremendous number half of. The deaths come from less than 1% of our population those living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities the average
The age of those who died from the illness is 78. We’ve announced very strong measures to protect those who are most vulnerable to the Scientific path forward is to protect those at the highest risk while allowing those at lower risk to carefully return to work and to school with appropriate precautions.
Am once again urging the American people to protect their Dear family and friends and anybody who’s elderly especially if somebody’s elderly and. They have heart problems if they have certain illnesses diabetes is a very bad one having to do with what we’re discussing. But you want to protect the elderly and socially distance wear a mask if you cannot socially distance and
This vigorous hygiene everyone even healthy young people should be taking extraordinary care to avoid infecting those at the highest risk from this terrible disease. The elderly and those with chronic health issues have to be protect the current hotspot acros the Sunbelt the data is showing very encouraging signs Arizona, in particular, has cross an important threshold for every person with a virus. We’re now seeing an average of less than one additional person infected and the numbers are coming down and coming down very substantially. They’re starting to come down in Florida. Arizona is really leading away. I was in, Texas
Yesterday and is starting to come down significantly. We believe in Texas need another few days to figure that one out, but it looked like a coming down very significantly earlier today. I visited the Red Cross headquarters to discuss plasma therapy, which is a tremendous tremendous thing that they’re looking at and they have a lot of experience with it potentially life-saving treatments that Infuse sick patients with All antibodies donated by those who have recovered successfully from this disease where the two million Americans have recovered from the virus.
And today. We’re asking them to visit coronavirus dot-gov coronavirus dot-gov and volunteered to donate plasma. We need plasma. It’s something that’s been very effective and we need plasma from those that were infected and press conference given by Trump
Successfully recovered as most people do plasma is one of the many promising treatments. My Administration is accelerating. We’ve secured over 90% of the world’s supply of REM discover, which is terrific and encouraging antiviral drugs that can effectively block replication of the virus. We’ve also approved the use of the widely available steroid, which has been very successful. Well, dexamethasone, which you showed success even inpatients and more advanced stages of the disease on July 17th. We announced a 450 million dollar agreement with Regeneron to build manufacturing plants and hundreds of thousands of doses of its antibody treatment.
Which is currently in late-stage. Clinical trials moving along very rapidly that’s regenerative as a result of such significant strides and treatment the mortality rate and those over the age of 18 is 85 percent lower than it was just an April. So in a very short period of time figure that just eighteen eighty-five percent lower than it was in April. It’s a big statement now, I want to provide an update on our efforts to ensure a
You can AMA come back including our negotiations on Capitol Hill throughout this crisis. My Administration is taking the most aggressive action in history to rescue American workers. We love our American workers. And we’ve said records are job creation records two months in a row. We enacted a three trillion dollar economic relief package the paycheck Protection Program alone saved over 50 million jobs. We deliver. Did million dollars to direct cash payments to Americans? We approve 500 million dollars for our hardest hit industrialist 500 billion dollars.
We allowed struggling homeowners to reduce or defer their mortgage payments and we put a nationwide moratorium on evictions from federally backed properties. It’s a big thing for a big thing. We also suspended student loan payments for six months and we’re looking to do that. Shirley and for additional periods of time as a result of these extraordinary steps by the administration. We added a record seven million jobs in the two months past alone to ensure this comeback continues which we think will it great Foundation to build on. We were the strongest country in the world. Nobody close. Press conference in given by Trump
We were out doing everybody from China. If you remember for many years you’ve heard that in 2019 China surpassed the United States. Well, it didn’t we gained them very significantly. We took it to a level that nobody’s ever seen 2019 and we’ll be back there very shortly. It won’t take very long based on everything that we’re seeing. It’s not going to take very long. I think next year’s going to be an excellent year, maybe one of our best years ever from an economic standpoint we can never ever
Get the people that have been lost. We never will never forget them. Never forget what happened. This could have been stopped in China. They should have stopped it and they didn’t but I’m asking Congress to pass additional legislation to support Americans in need first. We want a temporary extension of expanded unemployment benefits.
This will provide a critical bridge for Americans who lost their jobs to the pandemic through no fault of their They’re all this would not anybody’s fault from the standpoint of jobs happened.
A terrible thing that happened could have been stopped at happened. I want to thank Senator Republicans for fighting to extend unemployment benefits today and the face of very strong Democrat obstruction, which I’m surprised that
Because this is great for our country and it’s great for our workers and it wasn’t our worker’s fault second. We’re asking Democrats to work with us to find a solution that will temporarily stop evictions. We do not want people who have lost their jobs due to the virus being evicted from their homes or apartments. We don’t want that to happen. Third. We need Democrats to join us to pass additional economic relief payments for American citizens like the
160 million Americans earlier this year, which was a tremendously successful program. This money will help millions of hard-working families get by my Administration is also asking Democrats to work with us to pass 105 billion dollars to help schools safely reopen children are not at the lowest risk, if you look at what’s going on, the younger the better amazing commune system. But children the lower they are in age the lower the risk in terms of the age group itself. I tell the story that in New Jersey with thousands and thousands of people dying sadly dying the governor was telling me that only one
Bill Murphy only one died under the age of 18 that’s incredible with thousands of people that died in the state of New Jersey one made an impact one died under the age of 18 children are at the lowest risk of any age group from the virus indefinite school closures will inflict lasting harm to our nation’s children. We must follow the science and get students safely back to school while protecting
Teachers staff and family, we have to remember that there’s another side to this keeping them out of school and keeping work clothes is causing death also economic harm, but causing death for different reasons, but death probably more death. If Governors do not want to open the public schools.
The money should go to parents so they can send their children to the school of their choice. So we save a school doesn’t want to open or if the governor doesn’t want to open Maybe. E for political reasons and maybe the but there is some of that going on the money should go to the parents so they can send their children to the school of their choice. If School stayed close the money should follow the student. So families are in control of decisions about their sons and daughters of their children, but to pass a bill Democrats, but reject the extreme partisan voices in their party, they have tremendous voices. Press conference given by Trump
Looking at November 3rd and probably a day later. They’ll say let’s open up the country but the Democrats have to reject the extreme partisan voices in their party so that we can get our country going even quicker than it’s going right now. We have a lot of openings now. We have a lot of states that you thought were doing pretty poorly from the standpoint of the virus and they’re coming back very strong.
This pandemic has underscore the importance of economic policies that put American families and worker first got electe on the fact that I put America First for many many decades, in my opinion, would put America last if you look at the crazy horrible disgraceful trade deals that we’ve watch for many years destroy our country NAFTA. We terminated it we have
USMC a now which is a great deal and farmer are doing well despite the pandemic but we put America First America’s Families First and America’s worker first, but that means bringing jobs in factorie back to our Shores reducing unnecessary regulation and creating new training opportuniti jobs. And for the future, we’ve cut regulations at a level that no president has ever cut regulations.
And we’ve cut taxes more than any president in the history of our country Americans always rise to the challenge and we will emerge more resilient more self-reliant more independent and more prosperous than ever before. So I just want to thank you all and if you’d like, we’ll take a few questions, Steve, please. I’m going to watch them and the traffic delays after the election or was that just a problem of the smoke. So what I want to explain to people, but it doesn’t need much.
Explanation. I mean you look at article after article New York’s male vote disaster tens of thousands of mail ballots have been toss out in this year’s primari. What will happen in November to miss? This is done by Washington Post. Can you believe the Washington Post Live Wallpapers fake news? But in this case, it’s not fake. It’s true. This is done by the Wall Street Journal. Here’s another one vote by mail experiment that reveals potential. Columns within the post Voting system ahead in the November election and you see what’s happening with so many different places that doing even trial runs are a disaster and I don’t want to see an election, you know, so many years. I’ve been watching elections and they say the projected winner or the winner of the election.
I don’t want to see that take place in a week after November 3rd or a month or frankly with litigation. Education and everything else that can happen years gears or you never even know. Who won the election you’re sending out hundreds of millions of universal Malin ballots hundreds of millions. Where are they going? Who is they being sent to its common sense? You don’t have to know anything about politics and the Democrats. Now, this the Democrats know they’re safe. So I want to see I want an election and a result most
Much more than you. I think we’re doing very well. We have the same photo of fake balls, but we have a real pose. We’re doing very well. I just left Texas and Biden came out against fracking. Well, that means Texas is going to be one of the most unemployed mistakes that our country. Which means Oklahoma North Dakota, New Mexico can be a disaster, Ohio Pennsylvania disaster. No fracking.
I want to have the result of the election. I don’t want to be waiting around for weeks and months and potentially if you did it right years because you’ll never know these ballots are missing you so Paterson, New Jersey you so many other instances this tremendous litigation on that right now and that doesn’t include absentee is different absentee. You have to work when you have to send it in for applications. You have to go through all
Immature like for instance. I’m an absentee voter. After all, I can’t be in Florida because I’m in Washington with the white house. So I’ll be an absentee voter with a lot of absentee voters and it works. So we’re in favor of apps and D but it’s many different millions of people in California. They’re going to send out tens of millions of voting forms. Well, where are they going to go? You read where Postman is big trouble now you read where City councils are in big trouble now voter fraud. Press conference given by Trump
All over the balance. So no I want to get I want to be standing hopefully handheld hi big victory because we’re doing things with our country that I think nobody else could have done our country.
She is despite the spend emic which is devastating the rest of the World, by the way, devastating one of the articles that came out was the world’s COVID Resurgence. This is the Wall Street Journal editor of the main editorial said the Wall Street Journal. I don’t always agree with them, but they have the world’s COVID. We’re surgeon countries hailed as models to see and then they go the viru and level like. It’s never they haven’t even seen.
We’ve been giving praise to certain countries and the virus has now come to them like the first time but it’s very interesting and it talks about many countries where everybody was holding them up and say what a great job they did. It’s just one of those things that didn’t work out so well, so we want to have an election. I’d love to see the voter ID. But this is the opposite of voter ID the Democrats. Love it the
Can say that we all agree that absentee voting its good mail-in ballots will lead to the greatest fraud. You know, we talked about Russia Russia Russia two and a half years and then.
They found nothing and there was nothing but they talk Russia Russia Russia. They talk China and of all of these countries, they say they get involved in our elections. This is easy. You can forge balance. This is much easier for foreign countries guys. Press conference in given by Trump
There’s probably a non-starter who wouldn’t agree with them. I just feel I don’t want to delay. I want to have the election but I also don’t want to have to wait for three months and then find out that the ballots are all missing and the election doesn’t mean anything this was going to happen. See that’s common sense and everyone knows it smart people know it stupid people may not know and some people don’t want to talk about it, but they know it.
And now we want to have And Elation where people go in and what’s your name? My name is so-and-so Palm. You signed the book like I’ve been doing for years. It’s very very unfair to our country. If they do this. Our country will be a laughingstock all over the world because everyone knows it doesn’t work. How many ballots is he sending in California zigzag 28 million or some massive number of other states are sending out millions and millions of ballads. Well, they’ve done it. They had experiments they had News organizations experimenting and look read the story in the Washington Post about mail-in voting. It’s a disaster. I’m very surprised to see that story frankly from them the story of disaster.
So we’re asking for a lot of trouble and no do I want to see a date change? No, but I don’t want to see a crooked election. This election will be the most rigged election in history. If that happens just don’t want to see a delay in the election. But then it looks like the process of these males and balances is going to continue to November. Well, we have made for Chase is Jane. We have one that’s been file a while now and press conference in given by Trump
Western Pennsylvania, as an example on mail-in ballots and give tremendous example of examples of all the fraud and all of the things that have taken place concerning mail-in ballots just wonder is the net effect of what you tweeted this morning and what you’re talking about now to cast doubt on the results of the November 3rd an interesting impact I didn’t know is going to be impacted head what people are now looking at is am I right but not Me are all these stori about the fact that these elections will be fraudulent.
They’ll be fix. They’ll be rigged and everyone’s looking at it and a lot of people are saying, you know, that probably will happen. First question. I can’t tell you though because that wouldn’t be very smart from a negotiating standpoint, but we’ll be putting certain things.
It wasn’t their fault and we want to get money for people and it has to be substantial. It’s not their fault. What happened? The fact is people don’t like saying it. They know it’s true. It’s Chyna’s fault. Okay, it’s not their fault. It’s not the worker who lost his job. It’s China’s fault. And that’s the way it is. So in English,
Well the protests in Portland, would you consider being Point Federal food? So our people have done Homeland Security has done a fantastic job. They went to Oregon and Little more than a week ago. The place was a mess. The city of Portland was just a disaster you see it and a lot of people weren’t reporting it, right. They tried to pretend it was a protest as opposed to anarchists and agitators.
Do you understand what I’m saying? It’s a mess. They went their short while ago and they save a federal courthouse that costs hundred of millions of dollars and they put a ring around the courthouse and they saved it, but the That’s there is basically meant to say building they were very strong very powerful and.
They didn’t come out too often out of this cocoon that they built to save these very expensive valuable and psychologically important buildings, right like courthouses the governor and. The mayor we’ve been dealing with him and We think they don’t know what they’re doing because this should not have been going on for 60 days.
It’s not our job unless in case of an emergency which I consider now to be an emergency. It’s not our job to go in and clean out the city’s it’s suppose be done by local law enforcement yesterday. The governor worked a deal with they’ll do it will stand by they’ll do it. And that’s good. What was very good, but you didn’t report it that way what you reported was different. She said I think Trump wants to take over the country. It’s crazy. So what happened is our people are
There to see whether or not they can do it today and tomorrow and if they don’t do it, we will send in the National Guard and we’ll take care of it and we’ll tell them right now these protestors and many should be arrested because these are professional agitators.
These are professional anarchists. This are people that hate our country would telling them right now that. We coming in very soon the National Guard a lot of people a lot of very tough people and these are not people that just have to guard the courthouse at Save it.
There are people that are allow go forward and do what they have to do. And I think that makes the Governor’s job in the mayor’s job a lot easier. So they’re working today and probably tomorrow to clean out this beehive of terrorists and if they do it, I’m going to be very happy and then slowly. We could start to leave. The city if they don’t do it will be sending in the National Guard, please. Press conference given by Trump