Trump: 'We Cannot Let the Cure Be Worse Than the Problem Itself'

By Susan Jones | March 23, 2020 | 6:02am EDT
 
(Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - President Donald Trump, tweeting late Sunday night in all-caps, addressed a concern of many Americans -- how long will our enforced isolation last?

"WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!"

The Trump administration last week urged Americans to participate in a 15-day period to "slow the spread" of coronavirus by limiting contacts with other people and staying home as much as possible.

 

At a news conference on Sunday, President Trump said, "we have to do great" during the 15-day period when so many places are shut down to minimize the spread of coronavirus.

"I think you have to shut it down, and you have to see it. But you know there will be a point at which we'll say, we're back in business, let's go."

Asked, "When do you start opening Main Street back up?" Trump said:

"I can't tell you that. What I have to say is that I think we're going to have good results. I think the American people have been amazing. I think our stimulus package will get done, and it will be a tremendous package. I mean, they may not have gotten those votes, but they're very close to getting a deal done. So I'd be surprised if they didn't, and if they don't, I think, frankly, the American people will be very upset with the Democrats, because the Republicans are ready to approve a deal. The only reason, if a deal couldn't get done, is pure politics."

In another tweet late Sunday, President Trump complained about media coverage of his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

"I watch and listen to the Fake News, CNN, MSDNC, ABC, NBC, CBS, some of FOX (desperately & foolishly pleading to be politically correct), the @nytimes, & the @washingtonpost, and all I see is hatred of me at any cost. Don’t they understand that they are destroying themselves?"

Trump on Sunday also sent well-wishes to his friend Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who announced on Sunday that he tested positive for the coronavirus:

"My friend (always there when I’ve needed him!), Senator @RandPaul, was just tested 'positive' from the Chinese Virus. That is not good! He is strong and will get better. Just spoke to him and he was in good spirits."

Sen. Paul suffered five broken ribs and later, pneumonia, after he was tackled by an angry neighbor while doing yardwork in November 2017.

This past August, Paul tweeted that "Part of my lung damaged by the 2017 assault had to be removed by surgery this weekend."

Coronavirus is particularly dangerous for people with underlying conditions, including respiratory ailments.





 

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