Trump says 'very tough 2 weeks' lie ahead for US

“The View” co-hosts discuss if the president’s abrupt change of tone will make people accept the hard truths about the pandemic.
4:24 | 04/01/20

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Anyway, you know who seems to be coming to terms finally with what lies ahead for all of us because he gave a very candid press conference on the coronavirus crisis yesterday. Watch. I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead. We're going to go through a very tough two weeks. Our strength will be tested and our endurance will be tried, but America will answer with love and courage and ironclad resolve. There's no magic bullet. There's no magic vaccine or therapy. It's just behaviors. Each of our behaviors translating into something that changes the course of this viral pandemic over the next 30 days. We lose more here potentially than you lose in world wars as a country. So there's nothing positive, there's nothing great about it, but I want to give people in this country hope. Well, it's nice to know that he's caught up with the rest of the country because while everyone has been, you know, at home trying to cope with all of this, we have been aware that it's going to be a tough time is this the honest account that we've needed to hear from him from the start? I mean, did you hear anything that surprised you, sunny? Well, in a way. I am surprised that there's this constantly shifting narrative coming out of the white house. You know, I think it was just two weeks ago that he said, listen. We're going to all be back in church. I want everybody to be back in church by Easter and that clearly is not going to happen, and so I think perhaps now we're hearing from the administration the gravity that we needed to hear from the administration probably in January or February. I'm happy in a sense that we're hearing that gravity, but I think we needed to hear it a long time ago. I am not changing what I have been doing because again, you know, I live with a medical professional, and so we have been taking this very seriously for a long time. I have told my children that I don't think things are going to change probably until June or I mean, that's where I'm coming from, and I think Americans need to understand that I think this sort of stay in place -- at least for New York is going to be way past 30 days. Right. What about you, Sara? Yeah. I felt -- I felt good hearing the kind of more serious tone. I was watching some news last night, and someone was saying from the news room that they had never seen -- never seen in all their reporting, president trump act the way he did. It was like the severity, the lives, the numbers were really landing for him. I -- I -- it kind of was mixed emotions for me. I never really expected that this would be gone soon, but there's -- it's easy to get wrapped up in it, in the anxiety, the fear, the numbers and so there was a little moment of gloom that all these people, even if we all act perfectly, they were quoting numbers of, you know, over six figures, over 100,000, that even if we all behave perfectly, we will probably see pass, and my heart went to just the deaths themselves, but also so many people are dying alone. That really broke my heart because the one thing you hope when you pass or someone you love passes is that it's easy, it's pain-free, and that you're by their side. So hearing that kind of brought the human level to me. It was very heavy. It also reminded me that in the beginning in our household, we kept saying, it doesn't matter if we can't figure this out. Hopefully it will be a limited run. Now as we see, you know, a month, two more months, we're kind of feeling the heat of figuring out how to run our household successfully and be the best version of ourselves for the kids while also, you know, informing them in age appropriate terms. So it's a lot. I think today is one of those days where I'm feeling a little heavier about all of it, but I was happy to hear a serious tone. Right. Because I think that's lining up with the facts.

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