President Trump says some states will allow certain businesses to open Monday

  • President Trump says the United States has produced "dramatically better health outcomes than any other country, with the possible exception of Germany."
  • He says on a per-capita basis, "our mortality rate is far lower than other nations of western Europe."
  • President Trump: Texas and Vermont will allow certain businesses to open on Monday, while still requiring appropriate social distancing precautions.
  • President Trump says Montana will begin lifting restrictions on Friday. Ohio, North Dakota and Idaho have advised nonessential businesses to prepare for a phased opening starting May 1.
  • President Trump says "Democrat governors" are the ones complaining about lack of large-scale testing.
  • "Through the Paycheck Protection Program, we have already processed nearly $350 billion to 1.6 million small businesses across the nation to keep American workers on the payroll."
  • "My administration has taken steps to protect high-risk communities by providing funding for 13,000 community health center sites and mobile medical stations."
  • Trump: 4 million tests have been conducted in the U.S.
  • President Trump equates the outcry for large-scale testing to the outcry for ventilators and hospital beds. He says they didn't need all the ventilators and hospital beds.
  • President Trump says the first COVID-19 test he took was "unpleasant." He says the Abbott Lab test he took was much better.
  • President Trump begins speaking about Russian interference in 2016 election investigation. He says New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman should give back her Pulitzer Prize.
  • President Trump says if China was "knowingly responsible" for the COVID-19 outbreak, then there should be consequences.
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