President Trump gives oval office address regarding coronavirus outbreak | USA TODAY

President Trump gives oval office address regarding coronavirus outbreak | USA TODAY 1


President Donald Trump will make a prime-time address from the Oval Office on Wednesday about coronavirus amid widening concerns over an outbreak that is now a pandemic.

Trump's address will come hours after the World Health Organization formally declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic as the global death toll rose above 4,300. Confirmed cases in the U.S. crept past 1,000, according to Johns Hopkins.

"I’ll be making a statement later tonight," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.

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55 Comments on "President Trump gives oval office address regarding coronavirus outbreak | USA TODAY"

  1. Hope people get well. Like to support America

    • keep dreaming majority of the country is a drug addict even children are pre-disposed to it because “sugar” corn syrup increases dopamine and throw off the function of the thyroid and “makes people feel OK” and elevated Pursue Pharma and the sackler family made billions feeding the addiction of the American people and bribing corrupt politicians like trump.

  2. Hes having a hard time reading a script.. Finally someone convinced him to read a teleprompter…

  3. What was that at :38 second mark? Like he almost cried?

  4. Imagine this video being removed from YT by the YT algorithm because Trump said “coronavirus” xD

  5. Oooh lord, how much are stocks going down tomorrow ??

    • @Fred Weber yep. Buy low, sell high. Just like when Martha’s stock took a massive hit in 08.

    • Google Account | March 12, 2020 at 9:22 PM | Reply

      @Fred Weber Fred the Fool

    • Joanna Pelphrey | March 14, 2020 at 9:20 PM | Reply

      Think of all the people with 10 years or less from retirement who’ve just lost almost their entire 401k. My husband works for a state government whose retirement for certain workers is so bad that he watches 70+-year-olds climbing ladders with their oxygen tanks. Will this ‘phenomenon’ become a common place event?

      Mark my words the Pandemic will definitely send our nation and the entire world into a deep, long lasting recession if we’re lucky. A depression is far more likely to happen.

      The question that remains in my mind is this: With the inevitable fallout that will happen to John & Jane Q Everyday Citizen will we also see, as happened in The Great Depression, people eating rats due to an inability to pay for food only instead of “Hoover Chicken” will they call the meals “Trump Chicken”?

    • @Joanna Pelphrey 70 year Olds climbing ladders with O2 tanks? That sounds like California. No recession will occur btw, nice try though. We won’t be going into the elections in a recession like most Democrats would like to see. The President saw this coming.

    • M C Jennings | March 16, 2020 at 5:47 AM | Reply

      Jesus has a way of shaking things up to get our attention when we start falling off the grid because our priorities have gone down the drain. Signs leading to this has been showing for quite a while. It’s a genuine fear that gets most of us back on track when we know only ONE can fix it. God speed

  6. I work for a shipping company we shipped vehicles overseas mostly to Middle East wonder what’s going to happen now 🤦🏻‍♀️

  7. Why is he sniffling?

    • BloodAppleKiss | March 13, 2020 at 3:24 AM | Reply

      As of right now, he’s been around 2 people who were later confirmed to have the virus. But, he refuses to be tested or any kind of quarantine. So, wouldn’t be surprised at all if he gets/has it. But, hey, at least he’s not just down playing it for America. He’s downplaying it for himself too. Stable Stubborn Genius.

    • Adderall

    • William Iannucci | March 14, 2020 at 12:51 PM | Reply

      We’re all sniffling that are older Fukushima radiation Fallout , staying at night it comes to the ground at night time when the air is cooler look it up you’ll see I’m telling the truth

    • Joanna Pelphrey | March 14, 2020 at 9:43 PM | Reply

      @BloodAppleKiss An excellent point. Imagine two things, both not good. His refusal to both be tested or to quarantine himself sends a terrible example to everyone in the U.S., how many people are now mimicking his own behavior. The ultimate horror is there he stands in front of the camera with the heads of all departments of the government including, in my opinion, the most important and most trusted man there, Dr. Fauci. His refusal to quarantine as soon as he was made aware of his exposure places every one of them at risk. If he tests positive everyone standing with him would have to be quarantined. How does a government function then?

      Also, just because you test negative does not mean you aren’t infected. With such a lengthy & highly variable incubation period even though his first test was negative doesn’t mean he may not test positive when he’s tested again in a few days.

    • Joanna Pelphrey | March 18, 2020 at 6:11 PM | Reply

      You make an excellent point as well. Imagine another terrible nightmare should he have tested positive. Everyone in that news conference standing behind the podium including Dr Fauci, who’s 79 years old, and V.P. Pence would have had to be isolated as well. How would the government have functioned then? Also the pictures of Trump with the President of Brazil and the aide that tested positive also included Pence. Why wasn’t that mentioned and no one said anything at all about him being tested.

  8. You can see how bad he wants to wave his hands. Cant blame him on that one.

  9. People can’t stay home and take care of their families. Give affected. families vouchers and paid heath care while fighting this. And put programs in place asap not four months down the road

  10. What happened to him @ :35 and several other times in the video? Was he about to burst into tears or cough?

  11. The Height Carpet | March 11, 2020 at 11:42 PM | Reply

    The Stock Market is just under quarantine. The economy is HUGE

  12. Newton discovered the laws of physics during quarantine, what’s your excuse?

    • Newton had common sense most people in the United States of America does not,because they are financially motivated.

  13. Mingo Flamingo | March 12, 2020 at 5:02 AM | Reply


  14. They cut off the one second where he says “my fellow Americans”

    • Of course they would. Anything positive that comes from that man must be deleted, ridiculed, spun into a negative and portrayed as evil. And that is exactly what evil does to good.

  15. Fuzzybeanerizer | March 12, 2020 at 2:29 PM | Reply

    He looks and sounds like the teacher just yelled at him and told him to sit down and read his turn. It compares well with FDR’s speech after Pearl Harbor… whatever that was about.

  16. You can see how it takes every neuron rattling around out there just to read out loud off a teleprompter.

  17. 1:25 “health ‘mergency”

  18. I thought it was a Democrat hoax to harm you and your election prospects.

  19. A spectacular failure as a leader and human being –

  20. And behold a pale horse. This is the zombie appocalspe ive been training for my whole life. Ill the time spent playing C.O.D. Nazi zombies is about to pay off!!!!!!

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