CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “This was something that came out of China, and it hit us and many other countries. You look at the numbers; I see the numbers with just by watching you folks. I see it — it’s over 100 different countries. And it hit the world.
And we’re prepared, and we’re doing a great job with it. And it will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.
We want to protect our shipping industry, our cruise industry, cruise ships. We want to protect our airline industry — very important. But everybody has to be vigilant and has to be careful.
But be calm. It’s really working out.”
-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump after Meeting with Republican Senators,” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 10, 2020