President Trump said Wednesday that he fashions himself a ‘wartime president’ as he goes into battle against the ‘unseen enemy,’ the coronavirus. Trump was asked by Fox News Channel’s John Roberts if he considers the country to be on a ‘wartime footing’ to combat the pandemic. ‘I do. I actually do,’ the president answered from behind the podium in the White House briefing room. ‘I’m looking at it that way.’ He also said Wednesday he’d use the powers outlined in the Defense Production Act to ramp up production of medical equipment to treat Americans sickened by the virus. ‘There’s never been an instance like this where no matter what you have, it’s not enough,’ Trump said. ‘If we need to use it, we’ll be using it full speed ahead.’ Later on Twitter he clarified that he was signing it as a precautionary measure. ‘I only signed the Defense Production Act to combat the Chinese Virus should we need to invoke it in a worst case scenario in the future. Hopefully there will be no need, but we are all in this TOGETHER!’ Trump wrote early evening Wednesday. President Trump told reporters Wednesday that he considered himself a ‘wartime president’ going… Read full this story
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