President Trump and his entire team have been very proactive in the face of this crisis.
On Wednesday, Trump signed a relief bill which is going to deliver aid to millions of nervous Americans.
Donald Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Bill with Over $100 Billion in Aid
President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on Wednesday, sending over $100 billion in aid to Americans suffering economically from the spread of the Chinese virus.
The president did not sign the bill publicly, as the White House sent a statement from Trump notifying his approval of the legislation.
“The Act makes emergency supplemental appropriations and other changes to law to help the Nation respond to the coronavirus outbreak,” Trump said in his statement.
The bill negotiated between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin offers emergency paid sick leave, child care leave, as well as expanded unemployment benefits. It also allows Medicaid funding for free coronavirus testing and additional funds for food assistance programs.
Trump also released a video on Twitter today where he thanked all Americans and reminded people of the simple steps they can take:
"The truckers, the doctors, the nurses, everybody. They're just doing tremendously.
"There's spirit in our country like never before.
"We will prevail together. We love the USA."
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) March 18, 2020
Here it is from Trump’s official account:
STRONG & UNITED, WE WILL PREVAIL! pic.twitter.com/T6UCyaPRIy
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2020
Many people in this country are going to need a lot of help in the coming weeks and months.
This is likely just the start.