Sometimes, Donald Trump gets involved in things that have nothing to do with him for no other reason than because he is bored and his actual work is far too complicated for him to focus on.There is no other reason that Mr. Trump would be lying to the American public about the deadly outbreak of coronavirus that officials say is coming to America.
White House official Larry Kudlow went on CNBC’s The Exchange to refute what actual scientists have found. Trump’s economic advisor said:
“We have contained this. I won’t say [it’s] air-tight, but it’s pretty close to air-tight.”
Kudlow then promised that the virus is a human issue, not an economic issue. Basically, Kudlow is doing damage control after the DOW plummeted Monday, reassuring Americans and corporations that they should not stop spending as they have been.
Unfortunately for them, corporations know what’s up, which is why the industrial average fell so quickly.
“There will be some stumbles. We’re looking at numbers; it’s a little iffy. But at the moment, the numbers that we’re looking at. there’s no supply disruptions out there yet.”
According to Nancy Messonnier, a top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an outbreak is imminent:
“It’s not a question of if this will happen but when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses. Disruption to everyday life might be severe.”
Trump tweeted Monday morning that:
Cryin’ Chuck Schumer is complaining, for publicity purposes only, that I should be asking for more money than $2.5 Billion to prepare for Coronavirus. If I asked for more he would say it is too much. He didn’t like my early travel closings. I was right. He is incompetent!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2020
Monday, Trump tweeted that the virus was contained:
“The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”
The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2020
The latest update from NBC reports that the DOW is still in a free-fall for the second day in a row. The network claims that:
Wall Street plunged for a second straight day on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping by more than 900 points in mid-afternoon trading after U.S. health officials warned the spread of coronavirus to America was not a matter of “if” but “when.”
The Dow’s plunge follows a tumultuous Monday, which saw the blue-chip index spiral rapidly downward to end the day with a loss of 1,031 points, its worst performance in two years.