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3/13/2020

BORDER/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “To this point, and because we have had a very strong border policy, we have had 40 deaths related to CoronaVirus. If we had weak or open borders, that number would be many times higher!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 13, 2020 9:52 am

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3/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I will be having a news conference today at 3:00 P.M., The White House. Topic: CoronaVirus!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 13, 2020 9:55 am

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3/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS/GOVERNMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “To unleash the full power of the Federal Government in this effort, today I am officially declaring a National Emergency. https://t.co/yu2GBcxWD6

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 13, 2020 4:00 pm

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3/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We will remove or eliminate every obstacle necessary to deliver our people the care they need. No resource will be spared! https://t.co/KcDZ9YoXZE

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 13, 2020 4:19 pm

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3/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “At my request, effective midnight tonight, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC have all agreed to suspend outbound cruises for thirty days. It is a great and important industry – it will be kept that way!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 13, 2020 5:21 pm

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3/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Americans are the strongest and most resilient people on earth…We will remove or eliminate every obstacle necessary to deliver our people the care that they need, and that they are entitled to. No resource will be spared. https://t.co/gySUqewd4u

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 13, 2020 6:10 pm

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3/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….the health and well-being of American families FIRST. Look forward to signing the final Bill, ASAP!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 13, 2020 7:42 pm

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3/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I fully support H.R. 6201: Families First CoronaVirus Response Act, which will be voted on in the House this evening. This Bill will follow my direction for free CoronaVirus tests, and paid sick leave for our impacted American workers. I have directed….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 13, 2020 7:42 pm

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3/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “To those families and citizens who are worried and concerned for themselves and their loved ones, I want you to know that your Federal Government will unleash every authority, resource and tool at its disposal to safeguard the lives and health of our people. https://t.co/uVDY12vXAM

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 13, 2020 8:27 pm

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3/14/2020

CORONAVIRUS/DEMS/GOP/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Good teamwork between Republicans & Democrats as the House passes the big CoronaVirus Relief Bill. People really pulled together. Nice to see!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 14, 2020 6:37 am

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3/14/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attending meetings on Covid-19 in the White House. Working with States and local governments, many of whom have done a great job. Full report latter!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 14, 2020 8:45 am

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3/14/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “SOCIAL DISTANCING!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 14, 2020 8:47 am

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3/14/2020

CANADA/CORONAVIRUS/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just had a nice conversation with Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau of Canada. Great to hear that his wonderful wife Sophie is doing very well. The United States and Canada will continue to coordinate closely together on COVID-19.”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 14, 2020 2:06 pm

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3/14/2020

CDC/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The @CDCgov has published guidelines on https://t.co/p9j7kZsD7b to enable every American to respond to this epidemic and to protect themselves, their families and their communities.”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 14, 2020 2:13 pm

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3/15/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “This is a very contagious virus. It’s incredible. But it’s something that we have tremendous control over.

I think, very important, the young people and people of good health, and groups of people, just are not strongly affected.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing,” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 15, 2020

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3/15/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We are doing very precise Medical Screenings at our airports. Pardon the interruptions and delays, we are moving as quickly as possible, but it is very important that we be vigilant and careful. We must get it right. Safety first!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 15, 2020 11:34 am

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3/15/2020

CORONAVIRUS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “There will be a News Conference by the CoronaVirus Task Force today at the White House, 5 P.M. @VP We are working closely with the Governors of our Country’s great States, which are a very big factor. They are working hard, along with us, to get the job properly done…..”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 15, 2020 12:02 pm

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3/15/2020

BORDER/CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….The USA was never set up for this, just look at the catastrophe of the H1N1 Swine Flu (Biden in charge, 17,000 people lost, very late response time), but it soon will be. Great decision to close our China, and other, borders early. Saved many lives!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 15, 2020 12:02 pm

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3/15/2020

CDC/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The individual Governors of States, and local officials, must step up their efforts on drive up testing and testing sights, working in conjunction with @CDCgov and the Federal Government!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 15, 2020 5:53 pm

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3/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “[W]e’re announcing new guidelines for every American to follow over the next 15 days as we combat the virus… [M]y administration is recommending that all Americans, including the young and healthy, work to engage in schooling from home when possible. Avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people. Avoid discretionary travel. And avoid eating and drinking at bars, restaurants, and public food courts.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing,” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 16, 2020

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3/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Everybody is so well unified and working so hard. It is a beautiful thing to see. They love our great Country. We will end up being stronger than ever before!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 16, 2020 10:00 am

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3/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just had a very good tele-conference with Nation’s Governors. Went very well. Cuomo of New York has to ‘do more’.”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 16, 2020 1:32 pm

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3/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In the wake of the coronavirus, we need a major bailout package that delivers real relief to the American people — not more handouts for giant corporations.” 

-Joe Biden, Twitter.com, Mar. 16, 2020 3:15 pm

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3/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I ask all Americans to band together and support your neighbors by not hoarding unnecessary amounts of food and essentials. TOGETHER we will stay STRONG and overcome this challenge!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 16, 2020 3:29 pm

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3/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/HEALTHCARE/JOE BIDEN: “Thank you to our health care providers, first responders, grocery and other retail workers, and so many others that are keeping us safe and prepared. This coronavirus pandemic makes it clear that all workers deserve paid sick live, workplace protections and unemployment benefits.” 

-Joe Biden, Twitter.com, Mar. 16, 2020 2:25 pm

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3/16/2020

AIRLINE INDUSTRY/BUSINESS/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 16, 2020 5:51 pm

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3/17/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Our guidance yesterday urges Americans to take action for 15 days to help stem the outbreak… We’ll see what happens after that… our country can be rolling again pretty quickly…

I’ve always known this is a — this is a real — this is a pandemic. I’ve felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing,” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 17, 2020

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3/17/2020

CORONAVIRUS/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Cuomo wants ‘all states to be treated the same.’ But all states aren’t the same. Some are being hit hard by the Chinese Virus, some are being hit practically not at all. New York is a very big ‘hotspot’, West Virginia has, thus far, zero cases. Andrew, keep politics out of it….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 17, 2020 7:22 am

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3/17/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Federal Government is working very well with the Governors and State officials. Good things will happen! #KILLTHEVIRUS”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 17, 2020 8:34 am

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3/17/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The coronavirus doesn’t care if you’re a Democrat or Republican. It will not discriminate based on national origin, race, gender, or your zip code. It will touch people in positions of power, as well as the most vulnerable people in our society.” 

-Joe Biden as quoted by Rev, “Joe Biden Speech Transcript on Primary Night: Coronavirus, Economy, Primaries,” rev.com, Mar. 17, 2020

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3/17/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The world is at war with a hidden enemy. WE WILL WIN!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 17, 2020 2:31 pm

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3/18/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We’ll be invoking the Defense Production Act, just in case we need it. In other words, I think you all know what it is, and it can do a lot of good things if we need it…

I think we’re doing a really good job. We started off with a termination of the border — the people coming in from China, where this all started. That meant I took it very seriously. And when I use the word ‘calm’ — ‘calm’ doesn’t mean that I’m not taking it seriously. ‘Calm’ means — and we should be calm. We should be extremely calm.

But, yeah, 95 percent within the Republican Party, and over 50 percent. And I also have — we have very great approval numbers. I mean, people like the job that we’re doing. And when you compare this to other epidemics, or if you want to use a different term, you can, but within this country — and you look at what’s happened over the years, this is being handled very, very professionally.”

-Donald Trump, White House, “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing,” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 18, 2020

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3/18/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I only signed the Defense Production Act to combat the Chinese Virus should we need to invoke it in a worst case scenario in the future. Hopefully there will be no need, but we are all in this TOGETHER!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Mar. 18, 2020 5:37 pm

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3/18/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For the people that are now out of work because of the important and necessary containment policies, for instance the shutting down of hotels, bars and restaurants, money will soon be coming to you. The onslaught of the Chinese Virus is not your fault! Will be stronger than ever!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 18, 2020 5:41 am

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3/18/2020

CORONAVIRUS/FDA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I will be having a news conference today to discuss very important news from the FDA concerning the Chinese Virus!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 18, 2020 6:12 am

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3/18/2020

CORONAVIRUS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously, and have done a very good job from the beginning, including my very early decision to close the ‘borders’ from China – against the wishes of almost all. Many lives were saved. The Fake News new narrative is disgraceful & false!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 18, 2020 6:46 am

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3/18/2020

BORDER/CANADA/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 18, 2020 8:37 am

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3/18/2020

BUSINESS/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Thank you to our great American businesses for going above and beyond to keep our most vulnerable citizens safe! https://t.co/BlV0E4r5IB

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 18, 2020 10:45 am

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3/18/2020

CORONAVIRUS/ESSENTIAL WORKERS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…It cannot overcome the dedication of our doctors, nurses, and scientists — and it cannot beat the LOVE, PATRIOTISM, and DETERMINATION of our citizens. Strong and United, WE WILL PREVAIL!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 18, 2020 2:14 pm

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3/18/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I want all Americans to understand: we are at war with an invisible enemy, but that enemy is no match for the spirit and resolve of the American people…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 18, 2020 2:14 pm

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3/18/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Much has been made of changes in the President’s tone in recent days. But with our health care system at risk, a virus spreading, our economy on the brink — and so many lives at stake — it’s time to be less interested in the President’s words and more focused on his actions — or inaction.

First, he must institute a transparent reporting process regarding testing…

Second, President Trump must take action to expand the number of beds and facilities ready to accept sick patients…

Third, President Trump must surge medical personnel to the places that need it most and make sure these personnel and first responders are equipped to more safely do their jobs.”

-Joe Biden, “Statement from Vice President Joe Biden on Immediate Actions the Trump Administration Must Take to Address the Public Health Crisis,” medium.com, Mar. 18, 2020

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3/18/2020

CORONAVIRUS/ESSENTIAL WORKERS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today I spoke with American physicians and nurses to thank them for their tireless work. Doctors and nurses are at the front lines of this war and are true American HEROES! With their help, America will WIN.”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 18, 2020 3:49 pm

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3/19/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I don’t view it as an act of God; I would view it as is something that just surprised the whole world. And if people would have known about it… It could have been stopped right where it came from — China…

So we slashed red tape to develop vaccines and therapies as fast as it can possibly be done — long before anybody else was even thinking about doing this.

Nobody knew there’d be a pandemic or an epidemic of this proportion. Nobody has ever seen anything like this before.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing,” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 19, 2020

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3/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We are going to WIN, sooner rather than later!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 19, 2020 7:54 am

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3/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS/FIRST RESPONDERS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “THANK YOU to our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and EMS who help us defeat the Virus every day. Our proud nation is grateful for the unwavering dedication and sacrifice of our First Responders and their families. TOGETHER we will beat this!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 19, 2020 5:16 pm

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3/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “America’s Private Sector is stepping up to help us be STRONG! Many of the Nation’s distillers, large and small, are producing and donating hand sanitizer to help fight #COVID19. THANK YOU! https://t.co/bcjKA9Janw

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 19, 2020 5:23 pm

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3/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS: “Now it’s turning out it’s not just old people, Bob. Just today and yesterday some startling facts came out, it’s not just older– plenty of young people…”

[Bob Woodward: “It’s clear just from what’s on the public record that you went through a pivot on this [coronavirus] to ‘oh my God, the gravity is almost inexplicable and unexplainable.’”]

“To be honest with you, I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down because I don’t want to create a panic.”

-Donald Trump in a Mar. 19, 2020 call with Bob Woodward, as quoted with audio recording by Robert Costa and Philip Rucker, “Woodward book: Trump says he knew coronavirus was ‘deadly’ and worse than the flu while intentionally misleading Americans,” washingtonpost.com, Sep. 9, 2020

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3/20/2020

2020 ELECTION/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “He’s [Trump] all over the map. In a crisis we need leadership that’s straightforward, clear and reliable… Stop saying false things that will make you sound like a hero.”

-Joe Biden as quoted by Eric Bradner and Sarah Mucha, “Biden to Trump on Coronavirus: ‘Stop Saying False Things That Will Make You Sound like a Hero’,” cnn.com, Mar. 20, 2020

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3/21/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I wish they could have told us earlier about what was going on inside. We didn’t know about it until it started coming out publicly…

China has worked very hard. China has lost thousands and thousands of people… No, they weren’t transparent. They were transparent at that time, but when we saw what happened, they could have been transparent much earlier than they were.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing,” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 21, 2020

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3/21/2020

CORONAVIRUS/DRUGS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….be put in use IMMEDIATELY. PEOPLE ARE DYING, MOVE FAST, and GOD BLESS EVERYONE! @US_FDA @SteveFDA @CDCgov @DHSgov”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 21, 2020 9:13 am

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3/21/2020

CORONAVIRUS/DRUGS/FDA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE & AZITHROMYCIN, taken together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine. The FDA has moved mountains – Thank You! Hopefully they will BOTH (H works better with A, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents)…..”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 21, 2020 9:13 am

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3/31/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/OBAMACARE (ACA)/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, and the Trump Administration is preventing people from getting health care.

I can’t believe this needs to be said, but President Trump needs to reopen Obamacare enrollment, and he needs to do it now. Lives are at stake.”

-Joe Biden, Twitter.com, Mar. 31, 2020 10:54 pm

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3/22/2020

GOP/HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/TEXAS: [Speaker 24: “Your administration is backing a lawsuit to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. So given that people are losing their jobs now and need healthcare more than ever, would you consider rethinking your position on that?”] “Well, that’s a lawsuit coming out of Texas again, that was headed up by Texas, and what we want to do is get rid of the bad healthcare and put in a great healthcare, and we will always, I will say this, I can make this commitment to you, the Republican party is fully backing preexisting conditions. Now, if we could get a great healthcare plan, which would need the House to do, but if we can get a great healthcare plan, we will only do it if we have preexisting conditions totally backed. So we’re back in preexisting, but we’d like to get rid of bad health healthcare. Now, we are running the bad healthcare much better than it was ever run and we’re making it better. But it could be much better than it is. And so what we want to do is terminate it, have a great healthcare, but we will only do it with preexisting. We will back preexisting conditions.”

-Donald Trump as quoted by Rev, “Donald Trump Coronavirus Task Force Briefing Transcript March 22: National Guard Activated in New York, California and Washington state,” rev.com, March 22, 2020
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3/22/2020

GOP/HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS: [Journalist: “Your administration is backing a lawsuit to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. So, given that people are losing their jobs now and need healthcare more than ever, would you consider rethinking your position on that?”] “Well, that’s a lawsuit coming out of Texas… And what we want to do is get rid of the bad healthcare and put in a great healthcare. And we will always — I will say this, I can make this commitment to you: The Republican Party is fully backing preexisting conditions. Now if we could get a great healthcare plan, which would need the House to do — but if we can get a great healthcare plan, we will only do it if we have preexisting conditions totally backed.

So, we’re backing preexisting, but we’d like to get rid of bad healthcare. Now, we are running the bad healthcare much better than it was ever run and we’re making it better, but it could be much better than it is. And so what we want to do is terminate it, have a great healthcare, but we will only do it with preexisting.

We will back preexisting conditions.”

-Donald Trump as quoted by Factbase, “Press Conference: Donald Trump Joins the Daily Coronavirus Pandemic Briefing – March 22, 2020,” factba.se, March 22, 2020

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3/22/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I’m of the opinion we have to do great during this 14 days, during the 15-day period. We’ll know at the end of 14 days, pretty much. We’re going to have a pretty good idea how we’re doing.

I think you have to shut it down and you have to see. But, you know, there’ll be a point at which we say, ‘We’re back in business. Let’s go.’”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing,” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 22, 2020

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3/22/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Mar. 22, 2020 11:50 pm

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3/22/2020

AUTO INDUSTRY/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Ford, General Motors and Tesla are being given the go ahead to make ventilators and other metal products, FAST! @fema Go for it auto execs, lets see how good you are? @RepMarkMeadows @GOPLeader @senatemajldr”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 22, 2020 9:25 am

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3/22/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “My friend (always there when I’ve needed him!), Senator @RandPaul, was just tested ‘positive’ from the Chinese Virus. That is not good! He is strong and will get better. Just spoke to him and he was in good spirits.”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 22, 2020 8:20 pm

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3/23/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/OBAMA/OBAMACARE (ACA)/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS: “Finally, it’s worth noting that today is the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act. I’m proud of the role I played alongside President Obama, backing him up to bring Obamacare into the law, make it the law. It’s now law. And I’m proud of the record is achieved. But also today in the middle of one of the largest public health emergencies in generations, the White House Republican attorneys generals are actively pursuing a lawsuit to invalidate the ACA in court. They’re working in the strip. millions of Americans of their healthcare and tens of millions of their protections for preexisting conditions.

I sent a letter this morning with a simple request, ‘Withdraw the lawsuit please.’ End this effort to take away people’s healthcare. This is not the moment to add additional uncertainty and fear in this nation, or to let politics, Trump doing what’s right. Give American’s peace of mind. That’s what they’re looking for, help.”

-Joe Biden as quoted by Rev, “Joe Biden YouTube Speech Transcript on Coronavirus – March 23,” rev.com, March 23, 2020
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3/23/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/HEALTHCARE/JOE BIDEN/OBAMACARE (ACA)/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: At a time of national emergency, which is laying bare the existing vulnerabilities in our health infrastructure, it is unconscionable that you are continuing to pursue a lawsuit designed to strip millions of Americans of their health insurance and protections under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the ban on insurers denying coverage or raising premiums due to pre-existing conditions. No American should have the added worry right now that you are in court trying to take away their health care…

Since 2010, 20 million Americans have gained access to health insurance coverage. But the ACA also helps tens of millions more Americans across the country. It is the reason 100 million people with pre-existing conditions — including conditions like asthma and diabetes that make them at higher-risk for adverse health impacts from the coronavirus — don’t have to worry about being charged more or denied coverage. It is the reason insurance companies can’t tell patients that they’ve hit an annual or lifetime cap on care…

If there was ever a moment to set aside politics, it is now. I have called for making all testing, treatment, and any eventual vaccine free of charge, regardless of whether an individual is insured. That is what is needed to defeat this virus. The last thing we need right now is people avoiding seeking care because they can’t afford it. But people will still have medical needs not directly related to COVID-19, which is why every American needs access to high-quality, affordable health insurance and the pre-existing condition protections that the law guarantees.”

-Joe Biden, “Joe Biden Presses Donald Trump and State Elected Officials to Drop Lawsuit Attacking Americans’ Health Care,” medium.com, March 23, 2020

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3/23/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It is very important that we totally protect our Asian American community in the United States, and all around the world. They are amazing people, and the spreading of the Virus….

….is NOT their fault in any way, shape, or form. They are working closely with us to get rid of it. WE WILL PREVAIL TOGETHER!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Mar. 23, 2020 5:31 pm

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3/23/2020

CORONAVIRUS/DRUGS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A great early result from a drug that will start tomorrow in New York and other places! #COVIDー19 https://t.co/4F4Qk4WFtK

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 23, 2020 11:05 am

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3/23/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Our intelligence officials were warning of coronavirus threat in January. Just based on public information that I had, I warned the threat was getting worse way back on January the 27th…

As of late yesterday, we’re told that the president still has not activated the authority under the Defense Production Act, which I and others call for him to invoke immediately and act on, to direct American manufacturers to make essential supplies.”

-Joe Biden, “TUNE IN: Joe Biden Delivers Remarks on the Coronavirus pandemic | Joe Biden For President,” YouTube.com, Mar. 23, 2020

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3/23/2020

ASIANS/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….is NOT their fault in any way, shape, or form. They are working closely with us to get rid of it. WE WILL PREVAIL TOGETHER!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 23, 2020 4:31 pm

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3/23/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….us since the beginning of this crisis.’ They meant the opposite? Forgot to mention that I closed our Country to China (and Europe) very early, long before it was considered acceptable to do so. Sleepy Joe said I was ‘xenophobic’, but I saved thousands of lives! Fake News!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 23, 2020 9:44 pm

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3/23/2020

CORONAVIRUS/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Hill/HarrisX: 61% to 39% Approval Rating on handling of Coronavirus situation. Thank you!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 23, 2020 10:43 pm

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3/24/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “[W]e lose thousands and thousands of people a year to the flu. We don’t turn the country off, I mean every year… We lose much more than that to automobile accidents. We didn’t call up the automobile companies, say, ‘Stop making cars. We don’t want any cars anymore.” We have to get back to work…

I would love to have it [the country] open by Easter. I will tell you that right now. I would love to have that. It’s such an important day for other reasons, but I’ll make it an important day for this too. I would love to have the country opened up and they’re just raring to go by Easter…

But our country has to get back to work, otherwise it’s going to be very hard to start it up again.”

-Donald Trump as quoted by Rev, “Donald Trump Coronavirus Town Hall Transcript March 24: Trump Wants to Restart the Economy by Easter,” rev.com, Mar. 24, 2020

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3/24/2020

CORONAVIRUS/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The World market for face masks and ventilators is Crazy. We are helping the states to get equipment, but it is not easy. Just got 400 Ventilators for @NYCMayor Bill de Blasio. Work beginning on 4 hospitals in New York! Millions of different type items coming!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 24, 2020 5:14 am

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3/24/2020

CONGRESS/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Our people want to return to work. They will practice Social Distancing and all else, and Seniors will be watched over protectively & lovingly. We can do two things together. THE CURE CANNOT BE WORSE (by far) THAN THE PROBLEM! Congress MUST ACT NOW. We will come back strong!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 24, 2020 9:16 am

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3/24/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “He [Trump] should stop talking and start listening to the medical experts.

You talk about having an economic crisis. You want an economic crisis, watch this spike. Watch the number of dead go up. Watch the number of people who, in fact, connect with this virus…

Look, we all want the economy to open as rapidly as possible. The way to do that is, let’s take care of the medical side of this immediately. One of the things — he’s not responsible for the coronavirus, but he’s responsible for the delay in taking the actions that need to be taken as far back as January.”

-Joe Biden, “The Lead with Jake Tapper – Interview With Former Vice President Joe Biden,” cnn.com, Mar. 24, 2020

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3/24/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I don’t want to slow the economy. I would like everybody to be back to work. But let’s be reasonable here. Let’s look at what happened in other countries. Look what happened when we have social distancing…

Now, there are places in the country where I could see it makes sense to go back to work to deal with certain issues, to certain notions.

But the idea that we are in a position where we’re saying that, by — what did he say? By Easter, he wants to have everybody going back to work? I mean, what is he talking about? He started off misrepresenting the problem.”

-Joe Biden, “The Lead with Jake Tapper – Interview With Former Vice President Joe Biden,” cnn.com, Mar. 24, 2020

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3/24/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: “But we lose thousands of people a year to the flu. We never turn the country off. We lose much more than that to automobile accidents. We didn’t call up the automobile companies and say, stop making cars. We don’t want any cars anymore.

We have to get back to work. Now, with all of that being said, it’s incredible, what the American people have done, and — and honestly, the American people have learned — we’ve all learned together, between the shaking of the hands and the washing of the hands.”

-Donald Trump as quoted by Fox News, “EXCLUSIVE: Trump, Coronavirus task force participate in Fox News town hall,” YouTube.com, Mar. 24, 2020

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3/24/2020

2020 ELECTION/CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN/VOTE BY MAIL: “I don’t think we should call off any of the elections. I think we just have to move forward. We may have to use different means and methods.

There is an awful lot of direct-mail voting now going on, which may be one of the answers. But I think it depends on the circumstances that exist.

But we can’t — in the middle of the Civil War, we had an election. In a virus in the 1900s, we had — in the teens, we had the election. In the middle of World War II, we had an election. We can’t let the democratic process be interrupted by the process of dealing with this virus.

We can do both.”

-Joe Biden, “The Lead with Jake Tapper – Interview With Former Vice President Joe Biden,” cnn.com, Mar. 24, 2020

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3/24/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: “We have had flus before. We have had viruses before. So this is something new. And this is why I say we have to – I gave it two weeks. And I guess, by Monday or Tuesday, it’s about two weeks. And we will assess at that time, and we will give it some more time, if we need a little more time. But we have to open this country up…

I understand things very quickly. I mean, I understood exactly what they were saying. But we can socially distance ourselves and go to work. And you will have to work a little bit harder. And you can clean your hands five times more than you used to.”

-Donald Trump as quoted by Fox News, “EXCLUSIVE: Trump, Coronavirus task force participate in Fox News town hall,” YouTube.com, Mar. 24, 2020

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3/24/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: “Look, you’re going to lose a number of people to the flu. But you’re going to lose more people by putting a country into a massive recession or depression. You’re going to lose people. You’re going to have suicides by the thousands. You’re going to have all sorts of things happen. You’re going to have instability. You can’t just come in and say, let’s close up the United States of America, the biggest, the most successful country in the world, by far.”

-Donald Trump as quoted by Fox News, “EXCLUSIVE: Trump, Coronavirus task force participate in Fox News town hall,” YouTube.com, Mar. 24, 2020

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3/24/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: “Let me be very clear: No one is expendable. No matter your age, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

No life is worth losing to add one more point to the Dow.”

-Joe Biden, Twitter.com, Mar. 24, 2020 8:10 pm

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3/24/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: “We know, you’re tired of hearing the phrase, you’ve got to flatten that curve, where it’s going up like this, people get it, and then it comes down. We’ve got to flatten that curve. And we’ve got to make sure that once, in fact, we have this under control, it doesn’t come back. So what we should be focusing on is getting all the help necessary in terms of testing, in terms of access to the gear that our first responders, our doctors, our nurses need in treating people.”

-Joe Biden as quoted by The View, Twitter.com, Mar. 24, 2020

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3/24/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I made a decision to close off to China. That was weeks early. And, honestly, I took a lot of heat. Sleepy Joe Biden said it’s xenophobic. I don’t know if he knows what that means, but that’s okay. He said it’s racist, what I did.

Thousands and thousands of more people — probably tens of thousands would be dead right now if I didn’t make that decision. And I must say, doctors — nobody wanted to make that decision at the time. It was very, very early. Call it luck or call it talent; it doesn’t matter. We made a great decision.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in a Fox News Virtual Town Hall,” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 24, 2020

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3/25/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I have now approved major disaster declarations for New York, California, Washington, Iowa, Louisiana, Texas, and Florida. That has great significance, as you know, and legal significance…

We’re testing more than anybody right now. There’s nobody even close. And our tests are the best tests. They’re the most accurate tests…

We have some big problems, but it’s confined to certain areas, high-density areas. So why would we test the entire nation — 350 [million] people? With that being said, I’m going to say it again: We tested far more than anybody else.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing,” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 25, 2020

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3/25/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “’President Trump’s decision to very early on restrict travel from China saved tens of thousands of lives.’ @LouDobbs @FoxBusiness”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 25, 2020 5:14 am

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3/25/2020

CORONAVIRUS/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just reported that the United States has done far more ‘testing’ than any other nation, by far! In fact, over an eight day span, the United States now does more testing than what South Korea (which has been a very successful tester) does over an eight week span. Great job!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 25, 2020 9:44 am

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3/25/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In recent days, there’s been talk that we have to choose between public health and our economy. That’s not just a false choice. It’s a dangerous one.

It would be catastrophic to reopen everything without a plan, and then have a spike in [coronavirus] cases and shut it all back down. That would just mean more loss of life and economic pain.

To reopen, public health experts say we need real testing capacity, the ability to trace contacts if someone tests positive, and the ability to surge equipment and supplies to any new hotspots.”

-Joe Biden, “The Biden Emergency Action Plan to Save the Economy,” joebiden.com, Mar. 25, 2020

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3/26/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I have a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being said in some areas are just bigger than they’re going to be. I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You know, you’re going to major hospitals sometimes, they’ll have two ventilators.”

-Donald Trump as quoted by Fox News, “EXCLUSIVE: Trump Goes One-on-One with Hannity to Discuss Coronavirus Response,” youtube.com, Mar. 26, 2020

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3/26/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “[W]e inherited a broken situation, but I don’t totally blame the people that were before me and this administration. Nobody would have ever thought a thing like this could have happened.

But the Production Act — Defense Production Act — is a wonderful thing, but I just haven’t had to use it. They know it’s activated. They know I can use it. Maybe that frightens them a little bit. You know, it’s got tremendous power. But I haven’t had to.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing,” whitehouse.com, Mar. 26, 2020

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3/26/2020

2020 ELECTION/CAMPAIGN/GOP: “We’re going to have our convention. You know, we have our convention in North Carolina in Charlotte. And we are, you know, definitely planning it. It’s toward the end of August. And somebody was asking today, will you cancel the convention. I said, no way I’m going to cancel the convention.

We’re not going to cancel it. It’s going to be incredible. And I don’t know what the Democrats are going to do.”

-Donald Trump, “EXCLUSIVE: Trump goes one-on-one with Hannity to discuss coronavirus response,” YouTube.com, Mar. 26, 2020

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3/26/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The world is at war with a hidden enemy. WE WILL WIN! https://t.co/QLceNWcL6Z

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 26, 2020 6:50 pm

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3/26/2020

ANTHONY FAUCI/CORONAVIRUS: “We certainly need more [masks for coronavirus], but we have much more available than we did a week ago. You have to prioritize, who needs the mask and who should wear it. First and foremost health care providers, who are taking care of a person with coronavirus to protect them from getting infected. What happened in Italy and China is you can knock out your healthcare force and be really in trouble. The second priority is people who are infected who wear the mask to prevent them from transmitting to other people. The third priority is the general public.”

-Anthony Fauci, “Coronavirus: Stephen Curry interviews Dr. Anthony Fauci on instagram about COVID-19,” masslive.com, Mar. 26, 2020

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3/27/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just finished a very good conversation with President Xi of China. Discussed in great detail the CoronaVirus that is ravaging large parts of our Planet. China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the Virus. We are working closely together. Much respect!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 27, 2020 12:19 am

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3/27/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We have just purchased many Ventilators from some wonderful companies. Names and numbers will be announced later today!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 27, 2020 10:31 am

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3/27/2020

CORONAVIRUS/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Thousand of Federal Government (delivered) Ventilators found in New York storage. N.Y. must distribute NOW!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 27, 2020 10:50 am

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3/27/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: [Reporter: What more, specifically, do you want the governor of Washington and the governor of Michigan to be doing?]

“All I want them to do — very simple — I want them to be appreciative. I don’t want them to say things that aren’t true. I want them to be appreciative. We’ve done a great job. And I’m not talking about me. I’m talking about Mike Pence, the task force; I’m talking about FEMA, the Army Corps of Engineers…

You know what I say? If they don’t treat you right, I don’t call. He’s [Vice President Mike Pence] a different type of person. He’ll call quietly anyway.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing,” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 28, 2020

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3/27/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today, I signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to use any and all authority available under the Defense Production Act to require General Motors to accept, perform, and prioritize Federal contracts for ventilators.”

-Donald Trump, “Statement from the President Regarding the Defense Production Act,” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 27, 2020

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