Trump Signs $8.3 Billion Emergency Spending Bill to Fight Coronavirus

Trump Signs $8.3 Billion Emergency Spending Bill to Fight Coronavirus

Trump acknowledged the spread of coronavirus was unprecedented

President Donald Trump on Friday signed an $8.3 billion emergency funding bill to help assist tackling the coronavirus.

“So, we’re signing the $8.3 billion. I asked for two and a half, and I got 8.3, and I’ll take it,” Trump told reporters.

Trump acknowledged the spread of coronavirus was unprecedented before adding his administration was prepared to fight it.

“It’s an unforeseen problem … came out of nowhere, but we’re taking care of it,” he said.

The President added he was continuing to work with local officials to react to the outbreak of the virus.

Speaking with governor Gavin Newsom, he said he would test the 2,422 guests and 1,111 crew members currently aboard a Grand Princess cruise ship off the coast of San Francisco.

Trump said he still may visit the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta before noting concerns about whether one of the staff had the coronavirus.

“I may be going,” he said.

Earlier this week, Trump donated his entire quarterly salary – $100,000 – to help combat the deadly coronavirus by directing funds to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The President has since announced travel bans to Iran and parts of South Korea and Italy to help contain the coronavirus.

“There is no reason to panic at all,” the president said.

“Our country is prepared for any circumstance.”

“Healthy individuals should be able to fully recover, and we think that will be a statement that we can make with great surety now that we’ve gotten familiar with this problem,” Trump added.

“They should be able to recover should they contract the virus.”

“So healthy people, if you’re healthy, you will probably go through a process, and you’ll be fine.”

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