Press Release - Praise for the President's Coronavirus Response
Rep. Matt Gaetz
The country can take great comfort in the fact that @realDonaldTrump has built teams to solve problems his entire life. America is armed with some of the best scientists in the world and in a better position to address coronavirus under @POTUS's leadership.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/RepMattGaetz/status/1234495240851116033
Governor Larry Hogan
On behalf of all my colleagues, I want to thank @POTUS for putting @VP in charge of the federal response. It's good to have a former governor running this coordinated response as state and local officials lead our preparedness efforts on the front lines.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GovLarryHogan/status/1234558030454259713
In spite of Washington Democrat leadership and some in the media trying to incite a panic, for political reasons... President Trump, VP Pence, Secretary Azar, and their team of experts are doing an outstanding job informing the public and keeping us prepared Bravo
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/RepMarkMeadows/status/1234622257760292864
Today, @realDonaldTrump, @VP Pence & members of the Admin met w/ pharma/biotech companies working to develop the vaccine for COVID-19 to see how the government can assist in accelerating progress. Our leaders are doing everything possible to keep us safe. fxn.ws/39iCAym
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/RepBrianBabin/status/1234614859653877762
Senator Bill Cassidy
It's @realDonaldTrump's responsibility to make sure the American public does not panic over #coronavirus. As a doctor, it's my responsibility to make sure people are prepared. I believe the president is doing his job to protect Americans. (1/2)
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/SenBillCassidy/status/1234556106342641664
Maintaining the safety of Americans is the most important job of the federal govt & I look forward to working w/ @POTUS & @VP to quickly & effectively contain & mitigate this threat. For updates on the #CoronaOutbreak, follow @CDCgov. My full statement: https://t.co/LnsHnXaMje
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/RepArrington/status/1234601047911534592
The greatest scientists are right here in America. I am confident that @realDonaldTrump, @VP, the Administration and America's innovators are doing everything they can to prepare and respond to the #coronavirus.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/RepBuddyCarter/status/1234551580109635585
Gov. Pete Ricketts
"Gov. Pete Ricketts said Monday that federal officials are urging states to seek whatever federal resources they need to prepare for the #COVID19 virus as it spreads in the United States and to focus as much as possible on prevention." @POTUS @VP
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GovRicketts/status/1234604932147351554
Very productive call with @VP and @SecAzar discussing the latest on the #coronavirus. Thank you for partnering with governors across the country in the Administration's efforts to combat #COVID19. Grateful for your leadership as we work to ensure the health of all Mississippians. https://t.co/TzUdy45BQv
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/tatereeves/status/1234569184643833856
Governor Phil Murphy
Just participated in a video conference call on #COVID19 preparedness with @VP, Ambassador Debbie Birx, @SecAzar, and fellow governors. We need all hands on deck to combat coronavirus – and that means working with our local, state, and federal partners to address this threat.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GovMurphy/status/1234554961742176258
Michelle Lujan Grisham
I was glad to be part of the #COVID19 call today with @VP Pence and other governors from across the country. My Department of Health @NMDOH has been working with healthcare providers to identify patients at risk, to provide testing and to manage infection control procedures.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GovMLG/status/1234629623981330432
Governor Brian Kemp
This morning, we participated in a #coronavirus update call with @VP Pence. Georgians can rest assured that - while there are no confirmed cases in Georgia - local, state, and federal partners are hard at work preparing for any scenario. #gapol
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GovKemp/status/1234565648598126592
Gov. Gary Herbert
I appreciated the chance to talk this morning with @VP Mike Pence, my fellow governors, and officials from @CDCgov and @HHSGov. They updated us on federal actions on novel coronavirus and solicited our help and input. As always, wash your hands and stay home if you're sick.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GovHerbert/status/1234550505759596544
I had a productive call this morning with @VP Mike Pence and our Nation's Governors regarding updates on #COVID19. Collaboration is key in this evolving situation, and we will continue our work to ensure Nevada is prepared.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GovSisolak/status/1234545742968057857
Wanda Vazquez Garced
We had a call this morning with @VP, @Mike_Pence and the Secretary of @HHSGov, @SecAzar to update national and local efforts on the risk of COVID-19. We appreciate the efforts to ensure the safety of our people. @realDonaldTrump
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/wandavazquezg/status/1234562928759668736
Joined @VP and Governors from around the country for a video conference to hear the latest on efforts by the administration and states to combat #COVID19. @NatlGovsAssoc 1/
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/dougducey/status/1234535014584344576
Governor Doug Burgum
Participated with fellow governors in a briefing call from @VP Pence and @SecAzar regarding the response to COVID-19. We'll provide an update on the state's preparations at a press conference at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, which will be streamed live at: facebook.com/ndhealth.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/DougBurgum/status/1234570904199364609
Gov. Kim Reynolds
I participated in a video conference with @VP earlier today. I want to thank him and @POTUS for coordinating with governors across the country. (2/3)
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/IAGovernor/status/1234582046510592002
Governor Jim Justice
Today, as we continue to monitor and prepare for the emerging threat of COVID-19 @WV_DHHR Secretary Bill Crouch and I participated in a national briefing call with Vice President Mike Pence and officials with the Trump Administration. #WV #WVGov bit.ly/2VFdea2
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/WVGovernor/status/1234599297770901504
Gov @GavinNewsom, fresh off call with @VP Pence, says "We have all the test kits we need" and "I am this point satisfied" with the federal response, doesn't wish to politicize #coronavirus further. But state is bracing for "extreme events...the more you test, the more positives"
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/SovernNation/status/1234589295685459968
The White House briefing this afternoon was simply brilliant. An amazing constellation of some of the best thinkers in the world. Please stop with the political nonsense and let's get this done! #Coronarivus #covid19 @realDonaldTrump @Mike_Pence @SecAzar Anthony Fauci
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/JohnNosta/status/1234614385680830465
Secretary Alex Azar
Today @VP and I announced the addition of @SecWilkie and @SeemaCMS to the President's Coronavirus Task Force after announcing the addition of @SecretaryCarson, @SteveFDA, and @WHOSTP Director Droegemeier on Sunday. https://t.co/zTNdjPW2MY
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/SecAzar/status/1234576009028145159
Administrator Seema Verma
Thank you @POTUS Trump, @VP Pence, & @SecAzar for the opportunity to serve America's patients & represent the @CMSGov perspective, which focuses on enforcing essential health and safety standards in America's healthcare facilities and protecting patients.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/SeemaCMS/status/1234595812237336576
Harold Ford, Jr.
So reassuring and gratifying that @VP is deputizing infectious disease experts to lead this effort against COVID-19 & to organize public health infrastructure response to it - in short, let science guide us here and the trained experts know best how to do that
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/HaroldFordJr/status/1234612424608768001
The Washington Times: Thanks To Trump Administration, The United States Has A Coronavirus Plan Of Action
By Bradley Blakeman and Christos Makridis. It is not whether a pandemic will visit us; it is when. And, with the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) worldwide, is it now and are we prepared? The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) describes a pandemic as a "global disease outbreak," such that an influenza pandemic occurs when "a new flu virus emerges for which people have little or no immunity." One of the most socially and economically challenging components of an influenza is the possibility of contagion — when a virus spreads rapidly and easily from person to person, which can cause serious illness in a short period of time across a large landscape. The economic and social consequences of a pandemic are significant. The Council of Economic Advisers published a report in 2019 in anticipation of the possibility of such a catastrophe, finding that pandemics can cause between $413 billion to $3.79 trillion in economic damages in a year.
Washington Examiner: Democrats' Attempt To Politicize Coronavirus Will Fail
By Rob Wasinger. What a difference a month makes. In January, President Trump made the bold and tough decision to suspend travel from China after reports began to reveal the severity of the coronavirus outbreak there. For his efforts, he faced a barrage of criticism from leading Democrats and their mouthpieces in the media who labeled the ban extreme, premature, and (of course) racist. While the administration was busy setting up a task force to assess and deal with the new risk, Democrats took time out from flogging their latest Russia conspiracy theory to criticize the lack of diversity in the experts Trump had chosen for the coronavirus group. Now, as the coronavirus outbreak spreads to countries that exercised less foresight in clamping down on travel and other preventative measures than did the United States, the Democratic apparatus sees a political opportunity in anticipating a wider outbreak of the virus in the U.S. To that end, Democrats have now reversed course, hitting the administration for a lack of preparedness. Since all the other recent attempts to bring down Trump's administration have crashed and burned so spectacularly, why not try to politicize a potential pandemic?
The New York Post: Criticisms Of Trump's Coronavirus Response Are Sickening
By Miranda Devine. Whom better to have as president during the coronavirus epidemic but a renowned germaphobe, the "build-the-wall" guy who refuses to kowtow to China? It's a unique set of characteristics showing that President Trump understood early the need for decisive measures such as travel restrictions on China, which he imposed in January. Yet for that sensible decision — in defiance of the World Health Organization — he was criticized by Democrats such as Joe Biden as xenophobic, and by China as racist. "This is no time for Donald Trump's record of hysteria and xenophobia — hysterical xenophobia — and fearmongering," said Biden the day after the travel restrictions were imposed. Trump's travel restrictions began on Jan. 31. Australia and Singapore instituted their own travel limits the next day. Trump's move bought valuable time to slow the spread of the virus and ease pressure on the nation's health system before a vaccine is developed — which experts believe is at least 18 months away. But that hasn't stopped the barrage of fake criticisms, including that Trump had left the nation dangerously unprepared to cope with a pandemic by cutting funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Mike Pence, Press Release - Praise for the President's Coronavirus Response Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/351026