Trump was right, took strong actions to prevent Covid panic, save lives

Sept. 9, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick manning today issued the following statement in response to Bob Woodward’s March 19 out of context quote about not “creat[ing] a panic” six days after President Trump had already declared a national emergency on March 13:

“President Trump has taken unprecedented action since the beginning of the year to slow down the Chinese coronavirus pandemic and save hundreds of thousands of lives, including barring travel from China in late January, from Europe in March, and declaring a national emergency and announcing a national testing solution on March 13 to quell public fears. No President should want to create a national panic, and his stated desire to avoid that to Bob Woodward in a candid interview, while publicly taking strong measures to meet the crisis is what leadership looks like. The more we know about the virus itself, the more it’s clear engaging in quarantines for vulnerable populations makes sense, but for those who are not vulnerable, the President is right to assuage their fears so that America as much as possible can get back to normal.”


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