President Donald Trump declared Sunday that he deployed the National Guard to assist in three states hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, Your Content can report. What’s more, President Trump said millions of dollars worth of supplies are being sent to several states hit hard by the virus.
“Today I’m announcing action – we’ve signed what we had to sign and it’s been activated. This enemy is attacking 144 countries – I’ve never seen anything like this and it’s vicious – it’s vicious.”
Washington State, California, and New York have been approved.
“Defeating this unseen enemy requires the help and commitment of every single American,” said President Donald J. Trump.
“I call it the hidden enemy. Our goal is to get relief to Americans as quickly as possible. This will help our economy and you will see our economy sky rocket once this thing is over. It’s a built up demand and I guess you really have to say who knows — but I think its going to be a tremendous day when we win this war. We will win this war. We want to win this war with as few deaths as possible.”
Reporters had their temperatures checked before entering the White House. The briefing was originally scheduled for 4:30 p.m. but was pushed back to 5 p.m. and subsequently 5:30 p.m. likely due to coronavirus protocols.
“In response to this unprecedented nationwide operation, President Trump has approved Washington, California, and New York national guard units under Title 32 Status for the COVID-19 Response. The President’s action provide the Nation’s Governors continued command of their national guard forces enabling states to use additional resources to meet the missions necessary in the COVID-19 Response.”
“I want to be clear – this Title 32 activation does not federalize National Guard members. The National Guard is still under the authority of each Governor, they will work in concert with the Department of Defense and we had a lot of disinformation circulating. I want to make sure that it is understood — this is NOT Martial Law.”
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