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MSNBC 16 Mar 2020

President Donald Trump Gives His Own Coronavirus Response A 10 Out Of 10

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In many parts of the nation the coronavirus pandemic has all but shutdown everyday life. Trump is now recommending Americans stay in place as much as possible and says the pandemic could continue until July and August. Wall Street also again suffered historic losses. Aired on 03/16/2020.


President Donald Trump announced details of his executive order to suspend immigration amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying the measure would initially last for 60 days and apply to those seeking permanent residence.

Trump portrayed the action, which he first previewed in a tweet late Monday night, as an effort to protect American workers from competition overseas. He indicated during a White House briefing that there would be certain exemptions, but did not elaborate.

"It would be wrong and unjust for Americans laid off by the virus to be replaced with new immigrant labor flown in from abroad," Trump said at the briefing. "We must first take care of the American worker."


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President Donald Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force's daily press briefing for April 18, 2020.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) will visit the White House for a meeting in the Oval Office to discuss the state's coronavirus response, President Trump said Monday.

"They're getting it together in New York. A lot of good things are happening in New York. And I think the governor's going to come in to see us tomorrow," Trump said during a press briefing. "Andrew is going to be coming in with some of his people. So we look forward to that."

Governors have largely communicated with the White House via video conference in recent weeks as the coronavirus curbs travel.


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>> THAT IS TONIGHT’S LAST WORD. "THE 11th HOUR" WITH BRIAN
"THE 11th HOUR" WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS STARTS NOW.
WILLIAMS STARTS NOW. >>> WELL, GOOD EVENING ONCE
>>> WELL, GOOD EVENING ONCE AGAIN.
AGAIN. DAY 1,152 OF THIS TRUMP
DAY 1,152 OF THIS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.
ADMINISTRATION. 232 DAYS UNTIL OUR PRESIDENTIAL
232 DAYS UNTIL OUR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, AND LOOK AT THAT.
ELECTION, AND LOOK AT THAT. TIMES SQUARE IN NEW YORK, A
TIMES SQUARE IN NEW YORK, A GHOST TOWN TONIGHT, ALMOST
GHOST TOWN TONIGHT, ALMOST DEVOID OF PEOPLE AND VEHICLES.
DEVOID OF PEOPLE AND VEHICLES. SINCE LAST WE SPOKE, OUR NATION
SINCE LAST WE SPOKE, OUR NATION HAS CHANGED, NOT EVERYWHERE BUT
HAS CHANGED, NOT EVERYWHERE BUT IN SOME PLACES, LIKE THE ONE YOU
IN SOME PLACES, LIKE THE ONE YOU JUST SAW, LIFE OUTSIDE THE HOME
JUST SAW, LIFE OUTSIDE THE HOME OR APARTMENT HAS VIRTUALLY SHUT
OR APARTMENT HAS VIRTUALLY SHUT DOWN.
DOWN. SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES ARE
SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES ARE CLOSED, AND THE SOCIAL FABRIC
CLOSED, AND THE SOCIAL FABRIC HAS BEEN BADLY FRAYED.
HAS BEEN BADLY FRAYED. SOME PEOPLE’S JOBS ARE
SOME PEOPLE’S JOBS ARE DISAPPEARING BEFORE OUR VERY
DISAPPEARING BEFORE OUR VERY EYES.
EYES. THE PRESIDENT GAVE HIMSELF A TEN
THE PRESIDENT GAVE HIMSELF A TEN TODAY IN TERMS OF THE RESPONSE
TODAY IN TERMS OF THE RESPONSE THUS FAR.
THUS FAR. THE TRUTH IS WE ARE BADLY
THE TRUTH IS WE ARE BADLY BEHIND, OF COURSE.
BEHIND, OF COURSE. WE’RE NOT READY FOR THE WORST OF
WE’RE NOT READY FOR THE WORST OF IT, NOT EVEN CLOSE.
IT, NOT EVEN CLOSE. AND THE BEST-CASE SCENARIO IS
AND THE BEST-CASE SCENARIO IS SINCE WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE’RE
SINCE WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE’RE PREPARING FOR, IT WON’T BE AS
PREPARING FOR, IT WON’T BE AS BAD PERHAPS AS THE MOST DIRE
BAD PERHAPS AS THE MOST DIRE PREDICTIONS.
PREDICTIONS. TONIGHT THERE ARE OVER 4,400
TONIGHT THERE ARE OVER 4,400 CONFIRMED CASES WITHIN THE
CONFIRMED CASES WITHIN THE UNITED STATES.
UNITED STATES. THAT’S A JUMP OF ABOUT 1,000
THAT’S A JUMP OF ABOUT 1,000 GIVE OR TAKE IN JUST THE SPACE
GIVE OR TAKE IN JUST THE SPACE OF TODAY.
OF TODAY. OVER 80 PEOPLE HAVE NOW DIED
OVER 80 PEOPLE HAVE NOW DIED FROM IT.
FROM IT. WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY
WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY AMERICANS WOULD TEST POSITIVE
AMERICANS WOULD TEST POSITIVE EVEN IF THEY COULD GET TESTED,
EVEN IF THEY COULD GET TESTED, AND FOR MILLIONS THAT’S STILL A
AND FOR MILLIONS THAT’S STILL A FAR OFF FANTASY.
FAR OFF FANTASY. THE ALARM OVER THE PACE OF
THE ALARM OVER THE PACE OF INFECTION BROUGHT MUCH OF THE
INFECTION BROUGHT MUCH OF THE NATION TO A HALT JUST TODAY,
NATION TO A HALT JUST TODAY, EMPTYING NORMALLY TEEMING
EMPTYING NORMALLY TEEMING STREETS IN OUR CITIES AND
STREETS IN OUR CITIES AND FORCING OFFICIALS TO SHUT DOWN
FORCING OFFICIALS TO SHUT DOWN RESTAURANTS AND BARS AND GYMS
RESTAURANTS AND BARS AND GYMS AND MOVIE THEATERS.
AND MOVIE THEATERS. SOME 35 STATES HAVE ALREADY
SOME 35 STATES HAVE ALREADY DECLARED FORMAL EMERGENCIES.
DECLARED FORMAL EMERGENCIES. ABOUT THE SAME NUMBER HAVE
ABOUT THE SAME NUMBER HAVE CLOSED THEIR SCHOOLS, MOVES THAT
CLOSED THEIR SCHOOLS, MOVES THAT LEAVE SOME 30 MILLION STUDENTS
LEAVE SOME 30 MILLION STUDENTS OUT OF THE CLASSROOM.
OUT OF THE CLASSROOM. OFFICIALS IN THE BAY AREA HAVE
OFFICIALS IN THE BAY AREA HAVE JUST LAID DOWN THE MOST EXTREME
JUST LAID DOWN THE MOST EXTREME MEASURES THUS FAR.
MEASURES THUS FAR. 7 MILLION RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN
7 MILLION RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO SHELTER IN PLACE,
ORDERED TO SHELTER IN PLACE, STAY HOME, AVOID OTHER PEOPLE
STAY HOME, AVOID OTHER PEOPLE FOR THE NEXT THREE WEEKS.
FOR THE NEXT THREE WEEKS. THIS COMES AS PRESIDENT TRUMP
THIS COMES AS PRESIDENT TRUMP SUGGESTED NEW RULES OF BEHAVIOR
SUGGESTED NEW RULES OF BEHAVIOR FOR ALL OF US DURING TODAY’S
FOR ALL OF US DURING TODAY’S BRIEFING AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
BRIEFING AT THE WHITE HOUSE. >> WE’RE ANNOUNCING NEW
>> WE’RE ANNOUNCING NEW GUIDELINES FOR EVERY AMERICAN TO
GUIDELINES FOR EVERY AMERICAN TO FOLLOW OVER THE NEXT 15 DAYS.
FOLLOW OVER THE NEXT 15 DAYS. MY ADMINISTRATION IS
MY ADMINISTRATION IS RECOMMENDING THAT ALL AMERICANS,
RECOMMENDING THAT ALL AMERICANS, INCLUDING THE YOUNG AND HEALTHY,
INCLUDING THE YOUNG AND HEALTHY, WORK TO ENGAGE IN SCHOOLING FROM
WORK TO ENGAGE IN SCHOOLING FROM HOME WHEN POSSIBLE, AVOID
HOME WHEN POSSIBLE, AVOID GATHERING IN GROUPS OF MORE THAN
GATHERING IN GROUPS OF MORE THAN TEN PEOPLE, AVOID DISCRETIONARY
TEN PEOPLE, AVOID DISCRETIONARY TRAVEL, AND AVOID EATING AND
TRAVEL, AND AVOID EATING AND DRINKING AT BARS, RESTAURANTS,
DRINKING AT BARS, RESTAURANTS, AND PUBLIC FOOD COURTS.
AND PUBLIC FOOD COURTS. >> DO YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF
>> DO YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF ESTIMATE THAT IF AMERICANS
ESTIMATE THAT IF AMERICANS REALLY WERE TO BAND TOGETHER AND
REALLY WERE TO BAND TOGETHER AND DO WHAT THE HOUSE IS SUGGESTING,
DO WHAT THE HOUSE IS SUGGESTING, HOW QUICKLY YOU COULD TURN THIS
HOW QUICKLY YOU COULD TURN THIS CORNER?
CORNER? >> PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT
>> PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT JULY, AUGUST, SOMETHING LIKE
JULY, AUGUST, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
THAT. SO IT COULD BE RIGHT IN THAT
SO IT COULD BE RIGHT IN THAT PERIOD OF TIME WHERE IT -- I SAY
PERIOD OF TIME WHERE IT -- I SAY IT WASHES THROUGH.
IT WASHES THROUGH. OTHER PEOPLE DON’T LIKE THAT
OTHER PEOPLE DON’T LIKE THAT TERM, BUT WHERE IT WASHES
TERM, BUT WHERE IT WASHES THROUGH.
THROUGH. >> DR. ANTHONY FAUCI OF THE CDC
>> DR. ANTHONY FAUCI OF THE CDC WAS WILLING TO GO A BIT FURTHER.
WAS WILLING TO GO A BIT FURTHER. >> WHEN YOU’RE DEALING WITH AN
>> WHEN YOU’RE DEALING WITH AN EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES OUTBREAK, YOU ARE ALWAYS BEHIND
OUTBREAK, YOU ARE ALWAYS BEHIND WHERE YOU THINK YOU ARE IF YOU
WHERE YOU THINK YOU ARE IF YOU THINK THAT TODAY REFLECTS WHERE
THINK THAT TODAY REFLECTS WHERE YOU REALLY ARE.
YOU REALLY ARE. WE HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE
WE HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES WILL TAKE THEM
UNITED STATES WILL TAKE THEM VERY SERIOUSLY BECAUSE THEY WILL
VERY SERIOUSLY BECAUSE THEY WILL FAIL IF PEOPLE DON’T ADHERE TO
FAIL IF PEOPLE DON’T ADHERE TO THEM.
THEM. >> THIS WAS A HISTORICALLY BAD
>> THIS WAS A HISTORICALLY BAD DAY FOR THE DOW.
DAY FOR THE DOW. STOCKS PLUNGED ALMOST 3,000
STOCKS PLUNGED ALMOST 3,000 POINTS, NEARLY 13%.
POINTS, NEARLY 13%. THE ONE-DAY CRASH CAME EEFR
THE ONE-DAY CRASH CAME EEFR AFTER THE FEDERAL RESERVE TOOK
AFTER THE FEDERAL RESERVE TOOK ACTION ON SUNDAY, CUTTING
ACTION ON SUNDAY, CUTTING INTEREST RATES FOR THE SECOND
INTEREST RATES FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS MONTH.
TIME THIS MONTH. THEY’RE NOW DOWN TO ABOUT ZERO.
THEY’RE NOW DOWN TO ABOUT ZERO. AT THE WHITE HOUSE TRUMP WAS
AT THE WHITE HOUSE TRUMP WAS ASKED ABOUT THE STATE OF THE
ASKED ABOUT THE STATE OF THE U.S. ECONOMY.
U.S. ECONOMY. >> IS THE U.S. ECONOMY HEADING
>> IS THE U.S. ECONOMY HEADING INTO A RECESSION?
INTO A RECESSION? >> WELL, IT MAY BE.
>> WELL, IT MAY BE. WE’RE NOT THINKING IN TERMS OF
WE’RE NOT THINKING IN TERMS OF RECESSION.
RECESSION. WE’RE THINKING IN TERMS OF THE
WE’RE THINKING IN TERMS OF THE VIRUS.
VIRUS. ONCE THIS GOES AWAY, ONCE IT
ONCE THIS GOES AWAY, ONCE IT GOES THROUGH AND WE’RE DONE WITH
GOES THROUGH AND WE’RE DONE WITH IT, I THINK YOU’RE GOING TO SEE
IT, I THINK YOU’RE GOING TO SEE A TREMENDOUS, A TREMENDOUS
A TREMENDOUS, A TREMENDOUS SURGE.
SURGE. >> MEANTIME, WASHINGTON IS
>> MEANTIME, WASHINGTON IS WAITING FOR THE SENATE TO REACT
WAITING FOR THE SENATE TO REACT TO THE CORONAVIRUS BILL THAT WAS
TO THE CORONAVIRUS BILL THAT WAS PASSED BY THE HOUSE EARLY ON
PASSED BY THE HOUSE EARLY ON SATURDAY.
SATURDAY. THAT IS WHEN THE SENATORS GET
THAT IS WHEN THE SENATORS GET BACK TOMORROW MORNING FROM THEIR
BACK TOMORROW MORNING FROM THEIR LONG WEEKEND.
LONG WEEKEND. IN THE MEANTIME, STATE AND LOCAL
IN THE MEANTIME, STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS ARE BEING FORCED TO
OFFICIALS ARE BEING FORCED TO ACT, AND THAT OFTEN MEANS ACTING
ACT, AND THAT OFTEN MEANS ACTING AGAINST THE WHITE HOUSE.
AGAINST THE WHITE HOUSE. >> THIS IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM,
>> THIS IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM, AND WE NEED FEDERAL LEADERSHIP.
AND WE NEED FEDERAL LEADERSHIP. YOU LOOK AT THE COUNTRIES WHO
YOU LOOK AT THE COUNTRIES WHO HAVE HANDLED THIS.
HAVE HANDLED THIS. I DON’T CARE IF IT’S CHINA,
I DON’T CARE IF IT’S CHINA, SOUTH KOREA, IF IT’S ITALY.
SOUTH KOREA, IF IT’S ITALY. THEY WERE ALL HANDLED BY
THEY WERE ALL HANDLED BY NATIONAL LEADERSHIP.
NATIONAL LEADERSHIP. THIS IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM.
THIS IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM. >> "THE NEW YORK TIMES" REPORTS
>> "THE NEW YORK TIMES" REPORTS THAT ON A CONFERENCE CALL WITH
THAT ON A CONFERENCE CALL WITH THE STATE GOVERNORS TODAY, TRUMP
THE STATE GOVERNORS TODAY, TRUMP TOLD THEM THEY WOULD HAVE TO TRY
TOLD THEM THEY WOULD HAVE TO TRY TO GET SOME LIFE SAVING MEDICAL
TO GET SOME LIFE SAVING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT ON THEIR OWN.
EQUIPMENT ON THEIR OWN. QUOTE, RESPIRATORS, VENTILATORS,
QUOTE, RESPIRATORS, VENTILATORS, ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT, TRY
ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT, TRY GETTING IT YOURSELVES, MR. TRUMP
GETTING IT YOURSELVES, MR. TRUMP TOLD THE GOVERNORS DURING THE
TOLD THE GOVERNORS DURING THE CONFERENCE CALL, A RECORDING OF
CONFERENCE CALL, A RECORDING OF WHICH WAS SHARED WITH "THE NEW
WHICH WAS SHARED WITH "THE NEW YORK TIMES."
YORK TIMES." WE WILL BE BACKING YOU, BUT TRY
WE WILL BE BACKING YOU, BUT TRY GETTING IT YOURSELVES.
GETTING IT YOURSELVES. POINT OF SALES, MUCH BETTER,
POINT OF SALES, MUCH BETTER, MUCH MORE DIRECT IF YOU CAN GET
MUCH MORE DIRECT IF YOU CAN GET IT YOURSELF.
IT YOURSELF. THE PRESIDENT DID NOT DENY THAT
THE PRESIDENT DID NOT DENY THAT REPORT AND FURTHER ELABORATED.
REPORT AND FURTHER ELABORATED. >> WE HAVE STOCKPILES NOW WHERE
>> WE HAVE STOCKPILES NOW WHERE WE’RE ORDERING TREMENDOUS
WE’RE ORDERING TREMENDOUS NUMBERS OF VENTILATORS,
NUMBERS OF VENTILATORS, RESPIRATORS, MASKS, AND THEY’RE
RESPIRATORS, MASKS, AND THEY’RE ORDERED, AND THEY’RE COMING, AND
ORDERED, AND THEY’RE COMING, AND WE HAVE QUITE A FEW AT THIS
WE HAVE QUITE A FEW AT THIS POINT.
POINT. IF THEY CAN GET THEM DIRECTLY,
IF THEY CAN GET THEM DIRECTLY, IT’S ALWAYS GOING TO BE FASTER
IT’S ALWAYS GOING TO BE FASTER IF THEY CAN GET THEM DIRECTLY IF
IF THEY CAN GET THEM DIRECTLY IF THEY NEED THEM.
THEY NEED THEM. AND I’VE GIVEN THEM
AND I’VE GIVEN THEM AUTHORIZATION TO ORDER DIRECTLY.
AUTHORIZATION TO ORDER DIRECTLY. >> AND AMID ALL OF THIS, BY THIS
>> AND AMID ALL OF THIS, BY THIS TIME TOMORROW NIGHT, THERE WILL
TIME TOMORROW NIGHT, THERE WILL BE BIG POLITICAL NEWS.
BE BIG POLITICAL NEWS. TOMORROW FOUR STATES ARE
TOMORROW FOUR STATES ARE SCHEDULED TO HOLD PRESIDENTIAL
SCHEDULED TO HOLD PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES -- ARIZONA, FLORIDA,
PRIMARIES -- ARIZONA, FLORIDA, ILLINOIS, AND OHIO.
ILLINOIS, AND OHIO. BUT BECAUSE OF A LATE DECISION
BUT BECAUSE OF A LATE DECISION TONIGHT, IT LOOKS LIKE OHIO IS
TONIGHT, IT LOOKS LIKE OHIO IS GOING TO KICK THE CAN DOWN THE
GOING TO KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD AND HOLD THEIR PRIMARY
ROAD AND HOLD THEIR PRIMARY ELECTION DURING THE FIRST WEEK
ELECTION DURING THE FIRST WEEK IN JUNE.
IN JUNE. THE OTHER STATES ALL SAY THEY
THE OTHER STATES ALL SAY THEY PLAN TO GO AHEAD WITH THEIR
PLAN TO GO AHEAD WITH THEIR ELECTIONS.
ELECTIONS. THEY SAY THEY’RE TAKING
THEY SAY THEY’RE TAKING PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT VOTERS
PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT VOTERS AND POLL WORKERS.
AND POLL WORKERS. BACK AT THE WHITE HOUSE, HERE IS
BACK AT THE WHITE HOUSE, HERE IS HOW THE PRESIDENT RATED HIS OWN
HOW THE PRESIDENT RATED HIS OWN RESPONSE.
RESPONSE. >> THE OTHER DAY YOU SAID THAT
>> THE OTHER DAY YOU SAID THAT YOU WERE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
YOU WERE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TESTING SHORTFALL.
TESTING SHORTFALL. VERY SIMPLE QUESTION.
VERY SIMPLE QUESTION. DOES THE BUCK STOP WITH YOU, AND
DOES THE BUCK STOP WITH YOU, AND ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN, HOW
ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN, HOW WOULD YOU RATE YOUR RESPONSE TO
WOULD YOU RATE YOUR RESPONSE TO THIS CRISIS?
THIS CRISIS? >> I’D RATE IT A TEN.
>> I’D RATE IT A TEN. I THINK WE’VE GOT A DONE A GREAT

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