45 declares a national emergency over coronavirus outbreak. The emergency declaration falls under the Stafford Act, which governs the federal response to public health and natural disasters. It was previously used in a similar capacity by President Bill Clinton to address an outbreak of West Nile virus in New York and New Jersey in 2000.
No one is more repulsed by Trump than I (except for those subjected to seeing him naked) but this narrative that he called the actual virus a hoax is patently false. He said Dems’ claim he didn’t respond to it appropriately was a hoax. Turns out they were still right.— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) March 13, 2020
We all want the Corona virus to be brought under control, but just curious: How far has Mike Pence flown up the Trump’s ass?— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) March 13, 2020
Watching @Mike_Pence on TV kissing Trump’s ass, instead of reassuring the American people. Do you think his lips ever get tired?— Chaz Bono (@ChazBono) March 13, 2020
After the press conference Mark Hamill tweeted an article that sparked the #The Trump Presidency Is Over hashtag on social media.
A MUST-READ: "He is such a divisive & polarizing figure that he long ago lost the ability to unite the nation under any circumstances & for any cause." The sooner we acknowledge it's over, the sooner the healing can begin. https://t.co/wt60TU33B4— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 13, 2020
Trump gloating about how few positive people we have for the #coronavirus in this country. Maybe it’s because there have been NO TESTS AVAILABLE so we DON’T KNOW. You &ucking MORON. WE SEE YOU!!!! @realDonaldTrump— Jennifer Esposito (@JennifersWayJE) March 13, 2020