President Trump arrived in the briefing room at 5:15.
“I want to congratulate the Federal Reserve,” Trump said of interest rate lowering.
“People in the market should be very thrilled. … We got it down to potentially zero.”
He also addressed Google confirming it will have national coronavirus testing platform: “I’m sure you will apologize,” he said to reporters.
President Trump left the briefing room at 5:24. He did not take questions and handed the briefing over to Vice President Pence.
Before he left, Trump discouraged the hoarding of groceries.
“You don’t have to buy so much,” he said. “Relax. We’re doing great. It all will pass”
Trump, who spoke to grocery CEOs this afternoon, said “the stores are stocking up on a level that’s beyond Christmas time” and intend to remain open.