Trump, however, spoke optimistically of fans eventually being let back into stadiums. "They are going into war".
Trump didn't give any estimates of how many will die in the coming weeks.
The truth, in this case, is multi-layered. Talking about the spread of the coronavirus in the USA in the United States in the next two weeks, President Trump said, "There will be a lot of death". We want to keep those numbers a lot lower than they would've been and we will do that. "They want to go out onto the golf courses and breathe nice, clean, attractive fresh air". And they want to go out onto their golf courses and breathe nice, clean, beautiful, fresh air. But I think it's going to be sooner rather than later.
"Anyone who's not already in this fight, we need you", said Bill de Blasio, appealing for help from "any health care professional: Doctor, nurse, respiratory therapist, you name it". But eventually people are going to be able to occupy those seats next to each other.
League executives, he said, also are eager to return. "Remember that. We have to get back, and we have to get back soon". They've got to get back.
Mr. Pence said there would be an increased number of testings. The sports weren't designed for it. The whole concept of our nation wasn't designed for it. We are looking for an obvious focus on the hardest hit regions.
Trump said that tight coordination between state and federal government is needed to ensure that all available ventilators in FEMA's strategic national stockpile are in use and not wasted as the country nears its predicted peak caseload of infections.
The US remained at the top with the maximum number of positive cases at 290,606, followed by Spain with 124,736 infected cases, Italy with 124,632 cases, Germany with 92,150 cases and France at the fifth spot with 83,031 cases.
Trump also told NFL Commissioner Goodell that he believes the season should start on time in September, according to ESPN. "We have to be careful not to overpromise".
"It's very understandable that officials would seek to get the most they can get for their communities", he said of the requests his administration has received for ventilators. "Right now I'm just focusing on the immediate, but that's not something I anticipate happening in the next few months".
For the most part, Trump was sober on Saturday.
"Wherever local shortages are reported, we're asking states to immediately meet the demand". "We're making a lot of progress". The first game of the regular season would be played on September 10, the first Thursday night after Labor Day, during a normal year. I mean everything is shut down.