America First Update: The Details of President Trump’s Coronavirus Response
Two nights ago, President Trump gave a 10-minute Oval Office address in which he outlined his plan to combat the Wuhan / Coronavirus. Below are details of his plan, so that you can be more familiar with the steps that the United States government is taking going forward:
A 30-day travel ban will be imposed on the entirety of Europe, with the exception of the United Kingdom, and Ireland for all non-citizens. Goods and cargo from Europe will still be allowed, so that trade is not interrupted.
As per an agreement between the Trump Administration and all of the major health insurance companies, co-payments for Wuhan / Coronavirus testing will be waived for all Americans.
Low interest economic loans will be granted by the Small Business Administration to businesses that are most negatively impacted by the virus, which will provide these businesses with more capital liquidity; the loans will be funded through a $50 billion spending bill that that the President will soon put before Congress.
The Treasury Department will defer tax payments, without penalty, for all individuals and businesses that are impacted by the virus; President Trump estimates that this move will provide an estimated $200 billion of additional liquidity for the economy.
Lastly, President Trump will call on Congress to pass a significant payroll tax cut to ease the financial burden on all Americans during this period of time.
The President is prepared to address this not only as a health crisis, but as a threat to our economy and national security, securing our borders and providing swift economic relief to those suffering during this time. This plan will cover all possible aspects of the virus’s impact, and as always, will put Americans and America first.
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