Vice President Pence Will Lead Coronavirus Task Force

President Trump has appointed Vice President Mike Pence to be the Coronavirus Czar. Pence will oversee the United States’ response to the health crisis.

According to The Hill:

President Trump on Wednesday announced that Vice President Pence would lead the administration’s coronavirus response, seeking to bolster public confidence after days of mixed messages from top officials.

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Trump’s comments in the White House briefing room Wednesday sought to change the course on what Democrats said was an inadequate response to the coronavirus, which has spread quickly across the globe.

“The number one priority from our standpoint is the health and safety of the American people,” said Trump, who was flanked by Pence and members of the White House’s coronavirus task force.

“We are ready to adapt if we have to, as the disease spreads, if it spreads,” Trump said. “We’re very, very ready for this.”

Many have warned that the number of cases will grow but have continued to say that the threat remains low.

Image Credit: By Gage Skidmore Via Wikimedia Commons

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