President Donald Trump said he is not worried by the arrival of the coronavirus in the Washington area, even after it was confirmed that an infected man was at a conference the president attended just outside the capital city.
“No, I’m not concerned at all,” Trump told reporters Saturday when asked if he was troubled by the cases around Washington. “No, we’ve done a great job with it.”
The president, speaking at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, insisted that the spreading virus will not stop him from campaigning and vowed to continue to “have tremendous rallies.”
He touted his administration’s response to the virus, which Democrats have sharply criticized, saying, “We’ve done a fantastic job.” The president made the remarks before a dinner at the resort with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.