CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “[W]e’re working on it very closely. I spoke to President Xi two days ago. They’re working on it very professionally. It’s a problem, we think and we hope, based on all signs that the problem goes away in April because — which is not too far down the road, because heat kills this virus…

We’re sending a lot of people and CDC has been great but it is — it’s a problem in China. Has not been spreading very much. In our country, we only have, basically, 12 cases and most of those people are recovering and some cases fully recovered. So it’s actually less.”

[Geraldo Rivera: “Did the Chinese tell the truth about this?”]

“Well, you never know. I think they want to put the best face on it. So you know, I mean, if somebody — if you were running it, you’d probably — you wouldn’t want to run out to the world and go crazy and start saying whatever it is because you don’t want to create a panic. But, no, I think they’ve handled it professionally and I think they’re extremely capable.”

-Donald Trump as quoted by Factbase, “Interview: Geraldo Rivera Interviews Donald Trump on Geraldo in Cleveland – February 13, 2020,” factba.se, Feb. 13, 2020