President Donald Trump on Thursday said “we are not closing our country” if the U.S. is hit by a second wave of coronavirus infections. “People say that’s a very distinct possibility, it’s standard,” Trump said when asked about a second wave during a tour of a Ford factory in Michigan.
“We are going to put out the fires. We’re not going to close the country,” Trump said. “We can put out the fires. Whether it is an ember or a flame, we are going to put it out. But we are not closing our country.”
Trump has previously said there may be “embers” of the pandemic that persist in the U.S. past the summer, but he maintains that they will be stamped out.
Perhaps someone should tell the Covidiot orange maroon that the first wave is still far from over.
Business Insider reports:
The Congressional Budget Office on Monday released a much-anticipated report detailing the possible effects of the American Health Care Act, the GOP leadership’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The CBO projected that as many as 14 million Americans could lose their coverage due to the AHCA in 2018. As the Medicaid changes went into effect, the CBO projects this could rise to 24 million by 2026.
Critics of the law had been pointing to the CBO score as a way to fully understand the potential impact of the AHCA on the federal budget and the US healthcare system. The White House and proponents of the AHCA have spent much of the past week casting doubts on the CBO score, in an attempt to blunt the expected blow from the report.
In a press conference last week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, “If you’re looking at the CBO for accuracy, you’re looking in the wrong place.” Other White House surrogates like National Economic Council chair Gary Cohn and Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney criticized the CBO’s accuracy in interviews on Sunday.
And as an added Death Bonus it guts Medicare and puts our elders at serious risk.
In the past Donald Trump and the GOP have used past CBO estimates to attack President Obama and Obamacare aka The Affordable Care Act.