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President Trump: Protecting USA from Coronavirus and Getting Results

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PROTECTING AMERICANS FROM CORONAVIRUS…GUIDELINES TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS…PRESIDENT TRUMP’S HISTORIC PRIMARY RESULTS…Trump has taken an unprecedented whole-of-government approach to protect the American people from the coronavirus:

  • At yesterday’s press conference, Trump announced new measures aimed at tackling the coronavirus:

o   All states can now authorize coronavirus tests developed and used within their borders.

o   Expansion of Medicare telehealth services.

§  Medicare patients can now visit any doctor by phone or video conference at no additional cost, including with commonly used services like FaceTime and Skype.

o   Not enforcing applicable HIPAA penalties so that doctors can greatly expand care for their patients using telehealth.

o   The USDA is working to provide over 1 million meals per week to students in rural areas whose schools were closed due to coronavirus.

  • President Trump has taken unprecedented actions in response to the pandemic:

    • Declaring a national emergency in response to the coronavirus:
      • This action enables states and territories to access over $42 billion in funding to combat the virus.
    • The Small Business Administration made over $7 billion in loans available to qualifying small businesses for economic assistance.
    • Waiving interest on all student loans held by the Federal Government.
    • Directing the Department of Energy to purchase large quantities of crude oil for the strategic reserve.
    • Empowering the Secretary of Health and Human Services to waive provisions of certain laws and regulations and give maximum flexibility to healthcare providers to care for their patients.
    • Partnering with the private sector to open up drive-through testing collection sites in critical areas impacted by the coronavirus.
    • Working with Google to develop a website Americans can go to determine whether a test is needed and, if so, facilitate testing at a nearby location.
    • FDA issued emergency authorization for new commercial coronavirus tests that will help significantly expand testing across the country.
      • Up to 2 million additional tests are expected to be available next week thanks to these efforts.
    • HHS announced it is providing funding to help accelerate the development of two rapid diagnostic tests.

President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force issued new guidelines to help protect Americans:

·       President Trump made clear that the following recommendations are easy to follow but will have a resounding impact on tackling the coronavirus outbreak:

o   Listen and follow the directions of your local and state authorities.

o   If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your provider.

o   If your children are sick, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.

o   If someone in your household has tested positive for the coronavirus, keep your entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.

o   If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.

o   If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk, stay home and away from other people.

o   Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.

o   Avoid eating or drinking at bars.

§  Order pickup or delivery instead.

o   Avoid discretionary travel.

o   Practice good hygiene.

President Trump continues his record-breaking Republican Primary campaign:

  • President Trump’s home state of Florida put him above the delegate threshold to become the presumed 2020 Republican nominee.
    • With Florida’s 122 delegates, he has 1,330 delegates, above the 1,276 needed to win the nomination.
  • President Trump shattered records for vote totals and vote percentages for an incumbent President throughout the primary season.
  • POTUS broke vote records in the following state primary contests so far:
    • Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
  • President Trump has earned at least four million votes more than the previous record for total votes cast for an incumbent President in those same states, held by former President Bill Clinton in his 1996 re-election campaign.
  • President Trump’s bold leadership and historic results in his first three years in office has unified the Republican Party like never before.
  • On the Democratic side, Joe Biden swept all three contests.
    • Joe Biden won Arizona, Florida, and Illinois.
    • The Democratic Establishment will increase their pressure on Bernie Sanders to drop out of the race moving forward.

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