President Trump and coronavirus task force brief press, Friday, April 24 | USA TODAY

President Trump and coronavirus task force brief press, Friday, April 24 | USA TODAY 1


On Friday afternoon President Trump signed the $484 billion stimulus package the U.S. House of Representatives passed on Thursday and the Senate had passed on Tuesday.

The U.S. death toll surpassed 50,000 and confirmed cases topped 880,000.

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On Thursday, the coronavirus task force briefing included preliminary data from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology directorate on the effects of sunlight, heat and humidity on the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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52 Comments on "President Trump and coronavirus task force brief press, Friday, April 24 | USA TODAY"

  1. “To safely resume elective medical treatments…”
    *turns page*
    “…and care.”

    • Serious Stuff | April 25, 2020 at 1:56 AM | Reply

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    • @Maya Ervine 🤣🤣🤣

    • @Sooz Pink what’s so funny. Is it the growing economy, is it the lower unemployment?

    • @Maya Ervine like what?… hbahba.. taxscam for the wealty? or the always popular border crossing at the tRumpo See-Thru Fence roadside attraction?…hbahbaha.. enjoy the REAL trumpo economy… Obama’s 8 yrs of Awesome economy building?… pfft!!>..gone…because Dum DUm Donnie said it was a hoax for weeks…=/..enjoy your trumpo signed welfare checks, queenie…=/

  2. They must of advised him to make things shorter. We don’t need more of yesterday

    • E. Kevin Steinhauser | April 24, 2020 at 7:29 PM | Reply

      No, they probably him to make it longer, so he made it shorter, in true to form Trump fashion.

    • Daniel Garrison | April 24, 2020 at 8:15 PM | Reply

      We need more information from our president.

    • E. Kevin Steinhauser | April 24, 2020 at 8:21 PM | Reply

      Yes, but he has no idea how to communicate the truth @Daniel Garrison, he is an habitual unreliable fact witness, and a guttersnipe of epic proportions, an abomination to the nation, and a laughing stock of the world.

    • Jonathan Bennetts | April 25, 2020 at 3:47 AM | Reply

      It took a few weeks for the dotard to mess up.. I’m surprised it took that long. Trump and the Republicans are toast in November. The GOP must be totally losing it right now.

    • Jonathan Bennetts | April 25, 2020 at 3:50 AM | Reply

      @Rich R thinking is something Trump does not do. Or reading. Or studying. Or listening. Narcissists dont do those things. This is the end of Trump. He knows it and the GOP does.

  3. Mail in tests…trump earlier was calling the postal service a joke…how is that going to work now?

    • Alex Mirador | April 24, 2020 at 9:44 PM | Reply

      6 hours ago he twitted : “I will never let our Post Office fail. It has been mismanaged for years, especially since the advent of the internet and modern-day technology. The people that work there are great, and we’re going to keep them happy, healthy, and well!”

      I’m confused

    • @Alex Mirador backtracking. Typical trump. 1 step forward, 50 steps back.

    • And says he’s NOT going to give them any funds nor allow the guy in his cabinet, responsible for those funds, to disburse them to the USPS.

  4. I’ve said it before….reporters should not ask him anything but direct there questions to the experts. These meeting would cease if he has to stand by and look like an idiot while the experts speaks.

    • Leon Anthony | April 24, 2020 at 6:48 PM | Reply

      Say bro get outta my brain. Been saying this all month to folks…we get it he lies all the time they just wanna put it in display

    • pushrod49 are you kidding? He would love not to be there

    • @kl harrellkl…he’s the frigging president and has done what ever he’s wanted for three years…..all he has to do is not go and leave it to…..get ready….hold on it’s coming…THE EXPERTS. Facts are what we need. Facts, not his damn crazy ideas or “feelings”…FACTS.

    • Experts has been wrong. They mislead Trump and the American people.

  5. Perfectionseeker1967 | April 24, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Reply

    An interesting fact? According to Google, DNA is contained in blood, semen, skin cells, tissue, organs, muscle, brain cells, bone, teeth, hair, SALIVA, MUCUS, perspiration, fingernails, urine, feces, etc.
    Are we starting a national data base of DNA samples for anything special?

  6. Perfectionseeker1967 | April 24, 2020 at 7:25 PM | Reply

    I’d like the tests to be like an e.p.t. (early pregnancy test), where we can take it and see the results at home.

  7. Perfectionseeker1967 | April 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Reply

    19:24 That’s a good start.

  8. The Wheels are off🛴 The Jig is Up🤥

  9. Daniel Garrison | April 24, 2020 at 8:14 PM | Reply

    Well that wasn’t very informative?

  10. gerri speratos | April 24, 2020 at 9:09 PM | Reply

    We’re fine, thanks for asking. What needs to be done is, Dr Birx and Fauci telling the President let us talk and not contradict our statements or resign!!!

  11. He is in so.e trouble. Way short for him..

  12. What a joke your POTUS is.

  13. DouglasUrantia | April 24, 2020 at 10:36 PM | Reply

    Pence is so loaded with BS blather….I can’t stand to hear his voice.

    • Fr. James Rosselli | April 26, 2020 at 8:32 PM | Reply

      I live in Indiana. Mr. Pence was a stellar governor. During the Obama debacle, we were one of the few states that wasn’t in the red, and citizen services were all in place and well-run. The man is a stable person with a superior head on his shoulders, and even if you think he’s spouting “bblather,” it’s worth it to have him in office. He runs things well. .

  14. Fionn mac Cumhaill's Mammy | April 25, 2020 at 3:45 AM | Reply

    These briefings are now just for us to laugh at him …it’s humiliating

    • Becky Weaver | April 26, 2020 at 3:39 PM | Reply

      What’s so funny about a global pandemic? It’s not a laughing matter. One day you’ll look back and regret the way you acted. If your man gets elected, our country will fall off a cliff and go into the GREATEST DEPRESSION. You’ll lose your job, your kids will too, then your home, and all your savings. Bread lines. Get ready, it’s coming!

    • Fionn mac Cumhaill’s Wat happen to the terrorist
      Oh yea
      One week it’s terrorism
      Next week it’s covid 19
      Same Mickey Mouse story
      Pulled on the American people

  15. Where’s the Tara Reade story USA Today? You don’t report the real news that’s right.

  16. Andy McIntyre | April 25, 2020 at 9:39 AM | Reply

    We are loving this in UK, when does season 3 come out?

    • Yes; us too down-under – bring back the Apricot Idiot; he was a great laugh! If it wasn’t all so incredibly tragic knowing the horrific statistics and watching the blatant lies every time he walked out… “It is better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

    • Elaine Gregory | April 26, 2020 at 12:47 AM | Reply

      Andy McIntyre – having a good laugh in Canada too. Effing idiot. 🤓🤪

    • James Martinelli | April 26, 2020 at 4:44 AM | Reply

      @Mark Storer That tyrant is burning in hell. Deo vindice!

  17. Matthew Haigh | April 25, 2020 at 10:15 AM | Reply

    was opening doors mentioned as ‘tremendously talented’?

  18. ListenUpNotDown | April 25, 2020 at 2:55 PM | Reply

    Hello all! Remember, mankind hasn’t been left on his own without instructions and a head’s-up on life and what is about to happen. The answers that many people are looking for is in plain sight – it’s in the bible. There WILL be a one world government, a one world monetary system, a one world religion, and in a short time, a one world leader. We will not be able to buy, sell, work or even function in life apart from being part of this one world system. (see Revelation 13:16-17 in that old dusty bible) The surface movement we are seeing in politics, economics, and soon, in religion, are only the bubbles appearing on the top of the boiling pot. Ignore it or not, it is absolutely spiritual at its base. There WILL be a world leader arise who will seem to have all the answers. He will bring order out of widespread world chaos and will appear to be the best thing since sliced bread. There is a spiritual battle that has been raging throughout history. It’s all in plain sight. Why are there satanic occult symbolism, signs, secret societies, and music, movies etc that only promote, death, fear, darkness and are all so anti-god. Satan has wanted to rule this world that God created from the start. He desperately has wanted to have mankind follow and eventually worship him. (see Mark 4:7-11 in that same bible).
    Those who know God and have come to know Him through receiving Christ into their lives worship God because He gave His Son to deliver us from the clutches of Satan and his plans. The believer worships God because God first loved mankind and gave His Son to die on our behalf. Satan on the other hand, hates God, man, and all that is truth and right. You are seeing right before your eyes, Satan making his move to physically lead a tyrannical, iron-fisted, fear-mongering global world system government influenced and controlled by him. Do not just push what I am sharing aside, because it will get progressively get worse for the world. What you are seeing is just the start of the beginning. The bible calls Satan the Father of lies (check out John 8:42-47 on that one, when Jesus was talking to hypocritical religious leaders). It is nothing for a wise corrupted supernatural being to control an entire world system comprised of gullible people who have sheep mentality, and for the most part have rejected a Savior Who loves them and died for them. You will always be a loss to fully understand or explain what is happening without the eyes that Christ gives to anyone who receives Him as their Lord and Savior. Make no mistake, I’m not talking about dead religion, but a personal relationship with Christ Who not only knows whats happening, but can give peace in a fearful heart and eternal life when we close our eyes for the last time. In 1977, by myself, I simply looked up and said, God, if you are truly real – come into my heart. From that moment He changed my heart, I instantly knew He had forgiven all my sins, and until this very minute as I sit here typing this, He has never left, I have peace, and know that when this life is over, I will be with the One Who gave His life to save me. Forgive the long comment, but sense, peace, and joy can be had right where you sit by simply asking God to come into your heart and life – He will never disappoint. He said, “Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved”. Once Christ comes into the heart of one seeking Him, then these things happening around us begin to make perfect sense. All the best. Joe

  19. James Martinelli | April 26, 2020 at 4:45 AM | Reply

    Lots of TDS among the commentators!

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