Published: Thu, February 27, 2020
Markets | By Otis Pena

Democratic debate: Candidates take aim at Trump over coronavirus crisis

Democratic debate: Candidates take aim at Trump over coronavirus crisis

Now facing criticism over his administration being unprepared for the pandemic and trying to offer a false sense of security to calm the markets, Trump blamed "incompetent" leaders in 2014 over the much less deadly Ebola outbreak.

Jackson was appointed Physician to the President in 2013 during the Obama administration and was retained by Trump, a fast food aficionado who is said to enjoy eating burgers, beef, and plenty of ketchup, washed down with several cans of Diet Coke a day.

He described Trump's health as "incredible" to the public, and once told the media that he could live to the ripe old age of 200 (yes, you read that right). I never thought i would see that so quickly and so easily.

Testifying before her committee Wednesday, Azar said, "I appreciate your frustration with the two-page letter being the documentation", but he said he believes $2.5 billion will be enough for now. It's nearly unfair if you think about it. "But nothing's inevitable." He also said he had recently learned that thousands die from the flu each year, contrasting that to the coronavirus.

"I will be having a News Conference at the White House, on this subject, today at 6:00 P.M", Trump wrote.

The CDC urged Americans Tuesday to be prepared to cancel mass gatherings and urged schools and businesses to develop teleworking plans, amid dire warnings that countries are not ready to contain an outbreak that has infected 80,000 people, mostly in China. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, confirmed that fact in a news conference, stating the spread of the coronavirus to the United States was an inevitability: "It's not so much of a question of if this will happen anymore but rather more of a question of exactly when this will happen".

She suggested that officials in the USA will likely be forced to implement numerous same preventive steps other countries have taken to contain the spread of the virus.

Aides said the House measure is likely to be unveiled next week.

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A snowfall warning was issued early Wednesday for most of New Brunswick , with the exception of Saint John. While the snow is expected to lighten up by dawn Thursday , Fullerton said it will not completely stop.


The president has had plenty of time to come up with a sound defense of the White House's purge policy.

Trump's public efforts to project calm masked a behind-the-scenes focus.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Keep America Great rally in Phoenix on Thursday.

Trump has tied his fortunes to Wall Street more closely than any of his recent predecessors and has made a strong economy his No. 1 argument for reelection. But he also blamed the Democratic presidential candidates for spooking investors.

But he is also fearful he could be accused of being unresponsive to the crisis. The White House had reportedly considered naming a virus czar to be the point person on the disease.

Jackson denied the allegations and told the Times his 2018 press conference defending the president's health had put a target on him as a Trump ally. Republicans close to the White House are keenly aware of the political implications of a pandemic scare.

That's despite the CDC saying the day before that it seems inevitable that the virus will begin to spread in US communities.

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