Trump Says Worst of New Coronavirus Cases Behind the US

Trump Says Worst of New Coronavirus Cases Behind the US

Trump Says Worst of New Coronavirus Cases Behind the US

Nations around the world are reacting with alarm after President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday a halt to the sizable funding the United States sends to the World Health Organization.

Individual governors are now deciding when to lift restrictions in their states, but last night Mr Trump said that he had total authority as president, and would announce a plan to reopen America in the coming days.

Donald Trump said at his daily briefing that data indicates the U.S. is "past the peak" of the Covid-19 epidemic, clearing the way for his plans to roll out guidelines to begin to "reopen" the country. The task force did not share the data they used to reach that assessment.

New York, the most populous USA city, revised its official COVID-19 death toll sharply higher to more than 10,000 on Tuesday to include people presumed to have perished from the virus who were never tested.

But the President of the United States does not have "total" authority.

Trump called the latest data "encouraging", saying they have "put us in a very strong position to finalize guidelines for states on reopening the country".

Trump's optimistic remarks come on the heels of a contentious week between the president and state governors, following an erroneous declaration earlier this week that he had ability to unilaterally decide when states would ease coronavirus restrictions.

"Those are the names we have on our list", Mr. Trump said. "They have to take charge", but added: "The governors will be very, very respectful of the presidency".

The pandemic, which originated in China last December, has wreaked havoc in the USA, which now has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths.

"We're getting there, America", Pence said, applauding Americans for following the Trump administration's social distancing precautions as well as state and local directives.

New York, New Jersey and CT will work with Delaware, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island in coordinating a gradual reopening of each state's economies together, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. They are caught between two incredible hotspots in the country, she said.

"Governors are chomping at the bit", Trump said.

George Conway, the attorney husband of Kellaynne Conway and strident critic of President Trump (awkward house existence, a lot?), lately penned a work within the Washington Publish by which he obviously states Trump can't settle for that he doesn't personal the presidency like a industry.

"We'll be the comeback kids, all of us".

In addition to the country's massive death toll, the economy is in shambles and almost 17 million Americans are out of work.

Trump added that he will seek advice from industry leaders by phone starting on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $170 million initiative to feed residents in need.

Officials have also cautioned that coronavirus-related death figures are likely an undercount due to people dying at home or in nursing homes who were never tested for the virus.

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