The New York City area has become the epicenter of the Coronavirus crisis and help is on the way.
This weekend, Trump spoke as the USNS Comfort, a Navy ship which is basically a floating hospital, set off for New York harbor.
FOX News reports:
Trump sends off ‘70,000-ton message of hope’ to New York harbor for coronavirus response
President Trump bid bon voyage Saturday to a U.S. Navy hospital ship bound for New York City “stocked up” with supplies and medical personnel to aid in the coronavirus pandemic response.
“This great ship behind me is a 70,000-ton message of hope and solidarity to the incredible people of New York, a place I know very well, a place I love,” Trump said before sending off the USNS Comfort. “We’re here for you. We’re fighting for you and we’re with you all the way and we always will be.”
“You have the unwavering support of the entire nation,” Trump said at the Norfolk Naval Station.
Before saluting the “fully loaded” ship farewell from the pier, Trump praised the 1,200 medical personnel aboard as the military’s “greatest weapon” in the pandemic response.
The ship has 12 operating rooms, a medical laboratory, a pharmacy, a helicopter deck and more, Trump said.
“It’s stocked up to the gills. Right up to the top,” the president said earlier Saturday.
Trump spoke with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday morning about the response and also granted his request for four additional medical response sites in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx that should have 4,000 additional beds, Cuomo said earlier. The USNS Comfort should arrive in New York Harbor on Monday with up to 1,000 beds.
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That ship and its expert staff are going to make a huge difference.
God bless America.