What President Trump is doing about the coronavirus epidemic

While Democrats and the complicit media carp and use the coronavirus as a weapon to take down President Trump, this is what his administration is doing about the epidemic.

Shockingly, I couldn’t find a list of what Trump has done, not even on the WhiteHouse.gov website. I compiled the following list from searching online:

(1) On January 29, 2020, President Trump donated his paychecks from the last quarter of 2019, totaling $100,000, entirely to combating coronavirus.

(2) On January 31, 2020, President Trump issued an order banning foreign nationals (other than immediate family of U.S. citizens and permanent residents) who have traveled in China in the last 14 days from entering the United States. American citizens returning the U.S. from areas in China, such as the epicenter Wuhan, where they may have been exposed to the virus will be quarantined, while those coming from the rest of China will be screened for the virus. (Western Journal)

(3) On February 6, 2020, the Department of Defense announced in a press release that in addition to five locations already providing housing to quarantined Americans who have fled Wuhan and Hubei province in China where the virus originated, the DOD identified nine other military installations that can provide housing for quarantined passengers traveling to the U.S. through 11 major airports screening for the coronavirus from China. (Military Times)

(4) On Februry 6, 2020, The White House asked U.S. scientists and medical researchers to investigate the scientific origins of the novel coronavirus, including whether it was engineered as a bio-weapon. (ABC News)

(5) Trump had barred Americans on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan who had tested positive for coronavirus from returning to the Unites States. On February 22, 2020, however, Trump was taken by surprise and reportedly “furious” that a State Department official in JapanIan Brownlee, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs — overrode the president’s directive by allowing the 14 infected Americans to return to the U.S. (New York Times)

(6) On February 25, 2020, President Trump asked Congress for $2.5 billion — half new money, half repurposed from other efforts — to battle the spread of the coronavirus. According to a person familiar with the matter, more than $1 billion of the money would be dedicated to creating a vaccine; other parts of the request would be put toward stockpiling protective masks and therapeutic programs. Democrats rejected the request, saying existing money shouldn’t be used to fight the coronavirus, and pledged a funding package of their own. (Bloomberg)

(7) On February 26, 2020, President Trump addressed the nation about coronavirus and appointed Vice President Mike Pence to lead a task force to combat the spread of the coronavirus. (Politico)

(8) On March 5, 2020, VP Pence said the coronavirus test is eligible for coverage and treatment under Medicare and Medicaid as an “essential health benefit” and will also be covered by all private insurance. In addition, all 8,000 inspectors at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will focus their inspection efforts at nursing homes nationwide “to ensure seniors at nursing homes are as safe as possible from the spread of the coronavirus.” Seniors — those age 60 and over — are most vulnerable to this coronavirus. (Med Page Today)

(9) On March 6, 2020, President Trump signed an $8.3 billion funding bill to combat coronavirus and support local responders.

(10) On March 10, 2020, Trump and Pence met with executives from America’s largest health insurance companies and secured their agreement to waive all copays on coronavirus testing and extend coverage for coronavirus treatment in all of their benefit plans. The private insurersalso agreed to cover telemedicine services, which will allow all patients—particularly among the vulnerable senior population—to be treated without feeling the need to go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

(11) On March 10, 2020, President Trump proposed to Congress an economic stimulus plan of small business loans and payroll tax cuts of a 0% payroll tax rate to ensure workers are “not going to miss a paycheck” and “get penalized for something [coronavirus] that’s not their fault”. But his proposal was met with bipartisan resistance. (Houston Chronicle)

Click here for the CDC’s very useful Q&A on coronavirus and COVID-19.

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8 months ago

Isn’t it strange that everything our President is trying to do is being met with resistance,primarily from the Communists? I believe President Trump should go before the Cameras just long enough to name the senators and Congressmen who are resisting his efforts,and challenge THEM SPECIFICALLY to implement their OWN plan to achieve the results our President is working towards. By doing this,he lays the WHOLE problem at THEIR feet,and publicly invite THEM to solve the problem quickly and cheaply. If they fail,it’s ALL on THEM-if they succeed,it’ll be, “Good thing the President forced them to do the RIGHT THING for… Read more »

8 months ago

And the PTB are working very, very hard to cover this up. I tried searching for some stuff President Trump has been doing to combat the Wuhan Virus and ended up with stories about democrats blasting him. For instance, I heard today on Rush that the house passed a bill rejecting President Trump’s travel ban. Yet I cannot find ANYTHING on this in the news. Bast*rds…

7 months ago
Reply to  DCG

Me three…I couldn’t even find this list until I searched DuckDuckGo.

Steven Broiles
8 months ago

What I don’t get is this: Whatever Trump does, he encounters Herculean opposition to the point where his opponents become certifiably insane. Since this is the case, WHY would any person of good will and good sense remain in the Democratic Party?

7 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Google won’t let you find it

8 months ago
Reply to  Steven Broiles

Many, if not most, democrats use politics as a substitute for religion. Consuming the media that contains that information is akin to apostasy and our president is basically the antichrist incarnate.

It’d be an admirable work of social engineering if it were productive, but fomenting consumptive/destructive elements is always easier and just as or more profitable.

8 months ago

The despicable, anti-American, despotic communist cabal, otherwise called the Democrat party, still is attempting to overturn the 2016 election. It is filled with gutter snipes whose only emotions are vitriolic and incoherent hatred for President Trump, insouciant, dismissive arrogance for anyone who does not pander to then, and an irrationality that borders on insanity whenever the president speaks about anything. The party is filled with demagogues who have used their positions as senators and representatives to enrich themselves. They have levied burdensome taxes on working-class people,while avoiding paying their own taxes through off-shore deposits and special IRS exemptions crafted for… Read more »