Timeline: Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

The president's response to COVID-19 has been criticized since the first cases began appearing in the United States in late January. Here’s a look at how his response has evolved since then.
3:30 | 04/22/20

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Transcript for Timeline: Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic
Boom. Evidently under control as one person coming in from China. And and to control us going to be just fine we have. Very little problem in this country at this moment I. And those people recuperating successfully. Yeah. The country's how concerned it. Well it clearly shows it's coming from China. The virus that we're talking about. You know probably the thing that goes away maybe that he has. Yeah. Typically that will go away who. We are great you. Today. Right back. We had twelve and one of only about they've got. Very much better and many of them are. It is what it is we're ready we're really prepared. We have business and we've we have the greatest people in the world were very grateful we hope it doesn't spread. She is there won't spread to the about it ministry. This is processing. That very detrimental. What we're doing and we did. Those days. So yeah there's much more accurate information but it's just this week there there have been. But its success yeah. We will be suspending all travel from Europe. To the United States for the next thirty days the virus will not have a chance against us no nation is more prepared. For more resilience in the United States. Today I am officially declaring a national emergency and two very big words. You're asking everywhere can work at all possible postponement necessary travel and limit social gatherings are no more than ten people this is yet. It was a pandemic long before it was cool and elegant duplicate other countries. I think Woodson was other countries the world. We will be extending our guidelines. To April 30. To slow the spread this can be. Two weeks this is going to be. To let me leave in three weeks three weeks we haven't seen before. There's a monster were fighting. But signs are that our strategy is totally working. Every American has a role to play and winning this war. And we're going to be winning it was going to be winning it powerfully and we'll be prepared for. The next one should have happened but hopefully it won't the president of the United States and calls the shots that we were here for the states. You would at a problem in this country like you've never seen before the president the United States. Its earnings total. So what's parks. The battle continues but the data suggests that nationwide we have passed. The peak or new cases. Hopefully that will continue and we will continue to make great progress toward a United States. Are in that ball game. Open for opening but I think they'll be able relatively soon. I think the remainder are just getting.

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