: Just finished a very good conversation with President Xi of China. Discussed in great detail the CoronaVirus that is ravaging large parts of our Planet. China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the Virus. We are working closely together. Much respect
And @POTUS leaves the podium, @VP takes the lectern
"I don't know," replies @POTUS when asked what he's doing to combat hate crimes against Asian-Americans. "Asian-Americans in our country are doing fantastically well."
"As soon as we open, that doesn't mean we're going to stop with the (social distancing) guidelines," @POTUS responds to @FrancoOrdonez in the radio pool seat
"In my opinion" the mortality rate of COVID19 is "way, way down," says @POTUS
"It's his call" and they'll talk about whatever President Xi wants to discuss, says @POTUS
"He never asked me to calm it down," replies @POTUS about whether President Xi asked him to stop calling COVID19 "the Chinese virus."
"I'll have a call with President Xi of China" tonight, confirms @POTUS, adding the coronavirus "came from China" and that country took advantage of the US until he came to the @WhiteHouse
As many as 10% or 11% of US restaurants might go out of business, says @POTUS. "They'll come back. It might not be the same restaurant."
"You don't know what the numbers are in China," replies @POTUS when @steveholland1 asks about US surpassing China for the most COVID19 cases in the world. He adds he'll likely be speaking to President Xi tonight
"I'll find out about that," replies @POTUS when asked by @steveholland1 about why the need to send US troops to the border with Canada. "I guess it's equal justice."
"Sometimes a hidden enemy is a lot tougher than somebody that stares you in the face," says @POTUS
"It's nobody's fault, certainly not in this country," says @POTUS of the record-high filings for unemployment in the US due to the coronavirus pandemic. "I think we'll come back very strong."
"We may take large sections of our country that aren't so seriously affected," adds @POTUS
"I'm hearing it loud and clear from everybody" that people don't want to wait and want go back to work, says @POTUS. "I think it's going to happen pretty quickly."
"We will vanquish this virus. A lot of progress has been made," according to @POTUS
"Just relax. Stay home. We're making a lot of progress," says @POTUS
Development of the coronavirus "vaccines are very advanced," according to @POTUS
It'll land at Pier 90 in Manhattan, says @POTUS
"I'll go kiss it goodbye" at the Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia on Saturday and "we'll be waving together," says @POTUS
USNS Comfort will be underway to NYC on Saturday "rather than three weeks from now," announces @POTUS
"It's their first responsibility," says @POTUS of the states
"As you know, the testing is going very, very well. That was obsolete and broken and we fixed it," according to @POTUS
"I'm profoundly grateful that both parties came together" on the CoronavirusReliefBill "in this hour of need," says @POTUS
"I wish the news could be real. I wish it could be honest," says @POTUS, calling the media corrupt and taking issue with a comment reported about @TomBrady
"How the world has changed but it's going to end up being better than ever," begins @POTUS
Coronavirus: Hong Kong finance chief says tougher steps to enforce social distancing may be coming
"It's time. People want to get back to work," adds @POTUS.
"Big sections of our country" that are "little affected" by the #coronavirus pandemic, says @POTUS. "Our country wants to get back to work."
"It'll be an interesting call" tomorrow morning with other #G20 leaders about the #coronavirus pandemic, says @POTUS.