Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Press Conference On The Coronavirus

March 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s comments today at the White House press conference on the coronavirus:

“What was glaringly missing from President Trump’s press conference was how he is actually going to combat the spread of the coronavirus and keep the American people safe. It seems President Trump is more focused on the stock market than addressing this pandemic.

“One of the best ways to ensure economic security for the American people is for President Trump to demonstrate real leadership and take immediate actions to actually combat the coronavirus itself, such as by ensuring tests and treatment are both available and affordable to all who need it and paid sick leave for all Americans workers, among other people-focused initiatives.”