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Trump says COVID-19 may take a toll on the economy, but he has a plan for every possibility
Trump on coronavirus’ economic impact
President Trump believes the deadly coronavirus is helping localized travel, reminding people to stay calm in the meantime.
President Trump downplayed the economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak and how they could affect his re-election efforts during the FOX News Town Hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania Thursday.
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“It certainly might have an impact,” he said, but was quick to point out that “people are viewing us as having done a very good job … Nobody is blaming us for the virus.”
Even with recent losses on the stock market attributed to coronavirus jitters that have turned the Dow Jones Industrial Average away from 30,000, Trump noted the index remains close to its all-time high.
“It’s still the highest it’s ever been by far,” he said.