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Asked about progress on coronavirus vaccine, Trump says that’s the question he asks “every morning.”
Trump says he’s had many friends, business leaders, who said ride it out. But you send a friend to the hospital, a tough guy, and you call up the next day to see how he’s doing and he's in a coma, he says. “It’s not the flu. It’s vicious,” he says.
Trump says wanted to go to NYC to see Comfort sailing into harbor, and to an NYC hospital, but Secret Service said no. “I'd love to go out,” he says. “I doubt I'll leave. ... Incredibly contagious.” "I think it's important that I remain healthy.” Notes Boris Johnson diagnosis.
Briefing today certainly showed how Trump’s thinking has changed as coronavirus hit home for him. Much darker view, saying it “ravages.” “...your friends are going to the hospital and you say how is he doing? Two days later and they say sir, he’s unconscious. Or he’s in a coma.”
Who’s 1st leader POTUS chose to sit with for bilat here at #G7 in Biarritz? UK’s new prime minister Boris Johnson. “He needs no advice” on Brexit, Trump told us. “He’s the right man for the job. I've been saying that for a long time. It didn't make your predecessor very happy."
Trump’s new coronavirus travel prohibitions will not apply to the trade and cargo that flow between Europe and the United States, White House says.
BREAKING scoop: HHS was hit by a cyber attack last night, sources tell me and @shiramstein . Multiple incidents of hacking.
Trump also bonded with Putin over a scorn for journalists. “Get rid of them. Fake news is a great term, isn't it? You don’t have this problem in Russia, but we do.” “We also have,” Putin answered, in English. “It’s the same.” They shared a chuckle.