Where are they going to put them? And a follow up: California and New York? And the other 48? Bupkis?NEW: President Trump announces 1,000 beds are coming to New York City within the next 48 hours, 2,000 to California.— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) March 22, 2020
He says a Major Disaster Area has been declared for New York.
Same question: Chicago? Philadelphia? Atlanta? Houston? Sucks to be you? (Well, alright, coastal cities: New Orleans? Biloxi? Miami? Houston? Same question.)USNS Mercy >>>> Los Angeles— Alexander Nazaryan (@alexnazaryan) March 22, 2020
USNS Comfort >>>> New York City
To: New York and California? Seems a reasonable assumption.Trump says more than 186,000 N-95 respirators have been delivered. He mentions face masks and shields s well. Surgical gowns. Really just listing stats and numbers.— Herb Scribner (@HerbScribner) March 22, 2020
There are several smaller cities in Texas with more population than that. (Trump on TV live making sure people know he’s proud of himself and others are, too.)254,000 people have received coronavirus tests, and about 30,000 have tested positive, per VP Pence.— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 22, 2020
And now for the utter bullshit portion of our program:
Yeah, those people come to work with masks that aren’t fit for yard work, I’m going home.There’s growing concern within the White a house about having entire cities shut down as the economy spirals, and this is in part a reflection of that > https://t.co/3F55jzOin5— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 22, 2020
Can we hope you’ll be in isolation soon?“Romney’s in isolation? Geeeeee - that’s too bad,” Trump says, unable to resist the very poorly-timed dig.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 22, 2020
Not his call, does he understand that?President Trump says he doesn't see lawmakers' health as a threat to passing coronavirus legislation.— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 22, 2020
He said: I don't see any threats at all. It will all work out. We are considering letting lawmakers vote from a hospital, home or wherever they are.
Something on which we certainly agree. (He’s spending a lot of this press conference telling us how wonderful he is. Gotta say I usually just read about these on Twitter. I had no idea...)"I don't think I'm going to learn much," President Trump says, explaining why he likely won't call former presidents during this national crisis.— Robert Costa (@costareports) March 22, 2020
It has come to this America: We're going to try to turn the economy off and back on again. (Here's how to make it work:)https://t.co/kTPCgi1Y0G— Jim Tankersley (@jimtankersley) March 22, 2020
Harry Truman is often confused with Hugo Chavez.
The Metric that Matters!After doing some whataboutism about Obama and H1N1, Trump claims "I think we're doing an incredible job. All you have to do is look at the approval numbers." pic.twitter.com/zfTaQHLiDS— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 22, 2020
Meanwhile, back at the Senate, Mitch McConnell doesn't get his way:
McConnell irate on the Senate floor after Democrats block motion to proceed to stimulus bill: "Look, I can understand obstruction when you're trying to achieve something. This obstruction achieves nothing."— Alex Bolton (@alexanderbolton) March 22, 2020
This is about as pissed off as I’ve seen McConnell on the floor.— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) March 22, 2020
(Rich stuff coming from the guy who promised to make Obama a one-term president.) O, the humanities!