Trump Defends Coronavirus Response Immediately After Landing in the U.S.

Trump Defends Coronavirus Response Immediately After Landing in the U.S.

President Donald Trump has arrived back in the United States following his visit to India. He apparently tweeted immediately after landing in the country in defense of his administration’s handling of the Coronavirus. Trump’s been on the defensive about the disease for some time.

Just landed. India was great, trip very successful,” Trump tweeted. “Heading to the White House. Meetings and calls scheduled today. @CDCgov, @SecAzar and all doing a great job with respect to Coronavirus! Briefing this afternoon.”

Trump spoke to reporters during his India trip and misstated the number of diagnosed cases of Coronavirus in the U.S. The President is reportedly angry at the effect the disease has had on the stock market, with the Dow falling around 1,000 points.

“CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus, including the very early closing of our borders to certain areas of the world. It was opposed by the Dems, ‘too soon’, but turned out to be the correct decision,” Trump tweeted yesterday.

As the virus has spread to more countries, there has been criticism of the fact that the Trump administration reduced funding to the CDC but will now request billions in emergency funding from Congress. Trump’s visit abroad hasn’t stopped him tweeting about this grievances.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.