In response to questions, Trump says he won’t answer whether there will be more travel restrictions or a national disaster declaration till tonight.
There will be both economic and health announcements, Trump said. Pool is being ushered out now.
Trump: “This came out of nowhere. It actually came out of China…we are going to get the problem solved.”
Trump” “If we get rid of the problem quickly everything solved itself..we are talking about various forms of stimulus”
Trump: “The payroll tax would be great. Dems are not in favor of it. I’m trying to figure out why”
There was no additional news during the spray. In response to a question, the president allowed the bankers to offer some suggestions to boost the economy. And he dismissed a question from Jim Acosta of CNN who asked “what do you say to Americans who are concerned that you’re not taking this seriously enough and that some of your statements don’t match what your health experts are saying.”
“That’s CNN, Fake news,” President Trump responded.
He then thanked the pool, prompting the wranglers to begin moving the pool out of the room.