President Trump ripped Nancy Pelosi for politicizing the coronavirus calling her incompetent and that she needed to cut the political nonsense and start working together.
He admonished her for seeking political gain in the emergency and said she was trying to create a panic.
President Trump also tapped the steady and experienced hand of Mike Pence to run the government’s response to the impending coronavirus emergency.
With outbreaks happening in South Korea and Italy, many say it is just a matter of time before the rest of Europe and America see outbreaks.
No one knows but Trump assured America we have the right professionals in place to handle whatever comes our way.
Mike Pence reminded everyone that he has been through this before – the MERs virus in Indiana in 2014 and he also assured the country the admin has been on this since day 1.
From The Hill:
President Trump on Wednesday tapped Vice President Mike Pence to lead the government response to the coronavirus.
“I’m going to be putting our vice president, Mike Pence, in charge. And Mike will be working with the professionals,” Trump said during a rare appearance in the White House briefing room.
“Mike is going to be in charge, and Mike will report back to me,” he added. “But he’s got a certain talent for this.”
Trump’s comments in the briefing room and his decision to make Pence the point person represented an effort to bolster public confidence about his administration’s response to the virus, which has spread quickly across the globe.
Pence’s measured accounting of how the government would seek to ensure the disease does not spread to the U.S. was in stark contrast to the president’s own approach to the virus.
Moments before announcing Pence would lead the government response, Trump expressed amazement at statistics that showed influenza kills thousands of people each year.
Pence assured the president he would keep Trump apprised of the latest developments. He also cited the importance of keeping local leaders informed, recounting that he was serving as governor of Indiana when the first case of MERS was reported in 2014.
“I know full well the importance of presidential leadership, the importance of administration leadership, and the vital role of partnerships of state and local governments and health authorities in responding to the potential threat of dangerous infectious diseases.”
"I think Speaker Pelosi is incompetent." – Pres. Trump pic.twitter.com/hs3U56TiDc
— Haleigh Hoffman (@HaleighHoffman) February 27, 2020
"Hopefully we can make up for the loss of time…and not be using scare tactics about people coming back to our country."
— ABC News (@ABC) February 26, 2020