President discussed the situation with the epidemic with religious leaders
President Donald Trump told religious leaders that the country has an “amazing year” and that the US will defeat the coronavirus “soon”.
“We have an amazing year ahead of us. We will defeat this infection. We will defeat this virus and defeat it soon, ”Trump said during an informal conference call with religious leaders. – We will return our country “.
“We have a very, very powerful year ahead, because you know what awaits us,” continued Trump. – We need to do this. Believers need to do this. We must win. So I just want to thank each of you. I’m always here”.
Trump speaks with religious leaders on the eve of Easter and Passover.
Vice President Mike Pence also attended the conference call and thanked the religious leaders for their efforts to encourage social distancing, even if that means parishioners cannot gather in religious buildings..
“The President says that we will defeat the coronavirus and return stronger than ever. It was the faith of the American people that laid the foundation for this great comeback, ”said Pence..
After short speeches by Trump and Pence, three religious leaders talked about how their organizations are helping amid the pandemic.
Trump praised one of these leaders, evangelical leader Franklin Graham, for setting up a field hospital in New York City’s Central Park by his Samaritan Purse.
Earlier, Graham stated that the cause of COVID-19 is sin and the fact that humanity has “turned its back on God.” During the conversation on Wednesday, he thanked Trump and Pence for their work to overcome the crisis..
“Mr. President, we want to thank you and the vice president for your leadership,” said Graham. “Our country would be in trouble if you weren’t president. I shudder at the thought of what situation we might be in. “.
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Meanwhile, former President Barack Obama has warned that while there are early signs of social distancing measures being effective, canceling them pending well-run testing and monitoring could undo progress..
“Social distancing flattens the curve and eases the pressure on our heroic physicians,” Obama tweeted Wednesday. “But it will be possible to move away from the current policy only after a powerful testing and monitoring system, which we have yet to implement nationwide, becomes the key point.”.
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