(FamilyRetirementClub.com)- People would love it if President Donald Trump could stand in front of the nation’s media and declare an end to the Chinese coronavirus, but it’s just not that simple. Since the start of the pandemic, President Trump has been honest about America’s prospects and during a press conference on Tuesday, he once again told the media that it is likely that the spread of the Chinese coronavirus will get worse before it starts getting better.
“It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better,” he said. “Something I don’t like saying about things but that’s the way it is.”
After stopping the daily COVID-19 press conferences some months ago, President Trump recently began addressing the press directly on the issue after infection rate surges began appearing in some states. He addressed these spikes and told Americans that it’s important to take steps to protect elderly people and avoid attending busy bars and restaurants.
“We are imploring young Americans to avoid packed bars and other crowded indoor gatherings, be safe and smart,” he said.
The tone from the president was much different than many Democratic politicians. Instead of mandating by law that every person wear a mask, the president encouraged the American people to do what they can of their own free will to help reduce the spread of the virus and protect others.
President Trump encouraged Americans to wear masks where possible, and encouraged continued social distancing.
“Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact, they’ll have an effect, and we need everything we can get,” he explained.
This might not go down well with some Republicans, as some argue that the masks are completely ineffective. However, most Republicans who oppose the use of masks do so as a result of Democrats mandating that everyone wear them. President Trump’s message that people can do their part voluntarily could well do more to heal divisions over this virus than any initiative dreamed up by the Democrats.
During the press conference, Trump said that there would be no more shutdowns – further enforcing his new agenda of allowing Americans to do what they think is right to help reduce the spread of the virus.
“A permanent shutdown was really never an option in terms of what we’re doing right now,” he explained. “This would be completely unsustainable.”