Transcript for President Trump to address US from Oval Office
And again, that late word today from the white house, that memo, president trump acknowledging among other things the need to address the anticipated shortage of medical equipment in this country. To deal with this, the president is set to address the nation tonight. Let's get to Jonathan Karl. What have you learned about what the president plans to tell the American people? Reporter: The president wants to offer reassurance that his administration is on top of this. He will look at both the public health effects. Looking at further travel restrictions, and also on the economic impact, ways to get help to those most affected by this. I'm also told this has become the top priority at the white house. And that the president has brought in Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and his senior adviser to be part of this. And he's been working with the president today on the speech he will deliver tonight.
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