Trump on coronavirus: "It could maybe go away. We'll see what happens. Nobody really knows." pic.twitter.com/sH9K2dvTsF
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) February 28, 2020
President Donald Trump expressed optimism Thursday that the novel coronavirus would eventually be contained and eliminated in the United States, even as he acknowledged it could get worse first.
“It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear,” Trump told attendees at an African American History Month reception in the White House Cabinet Room. The World Health Organization says the virus has “pandemic potential” and medical experts have warned it will spread in the US.
The President added that “from our shores, you know, it could get worse before it gets better. Could maybe go away. We’ll see what happens. Nobody really knows.”
“Nobody really knows”