And we're gonna work it out for them.
Speaking at a White House coronavirus task force briefing, the president thanked Americans for following social distancing guidelines to curb the spread of the virus. "This will be a very painful week...at least part of next week, probably", said Trump.
President Trump on Wednesday mocked critics of his daily coronavirus press briefings, accusing the media and Democrats of having "Trump Derangement Syndrome". He said that the main distinction between the current situation and those pandemic events that occurred previously was "it's (coronavirus) not going to be localized". When Fox News reporter Kristin Fisher asked about the lag in hospitals receiving COVID-19 test results, a visibly frustrated President Trump told her, "You should say, "Congratulations, great job" instead of being so horrid in the way you ask a question".
'At the moment we have between 9,000 and 10,000 ventilators within the NHS right now and we have the 2,000 spare that are critical care beds with ventilator capacity should people need to come into them and we're ramping that up. The Times reported that White House economic adviser Peter Navarro warned of the risks to the U.S. economy of a spread of COVID-19 as Trump downplayed the threat the virus posed to the US.
Vice President Mike Pence - who leads the existing task force - said Trump had initiated a "dual track" effort to monitor both the nation's health and economic safety.
"We hope we're seeing a leveling-off in the hottest spots of them all", Mr Trump said. If it doesn't help, we gave it a shot.
The administration expects to release as soon as Wednesday new guidance advising individuals who were in proximity to those who contracted coronavirus - but who themselves do not show any symptoms - on when they may be able to return to work.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that the city's medical supplies could make it through the middle of the week, which is better than expected.
The planning would likely depend on testing far more Americans for the virus than has been possible to date.
The city will need 1,000 to 1,500 more ventilators for the rest of the week, he said, adding that an additional 45,000 medical personnel of every variety are also needed to fight the pandemic.