Combatting the Coronavirus is now a National Emergency. President Trump made the declaration outside the White House saying they are "two very big words" and announced fifty billion dollars in funds will be made available to "... states, territories and localities." The declaration allows the administration to mobilize the FEMA and direct federal aid to states hit by disasters and health crises. Jared and FOX's White House Correspondent Jon Decker go into detail on what was said during the President's national emergency announcement.
President Trump has declared fighting the spread of the Coronavirus a National Emergency. The virus is infecting all aspects of our lives from closing schools and businesses, to forcing sports leagues to cancel or suspend seasons to inspiring panic-buying. FOX's Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland takes a look at the impact, what is being done to combat the spread and we hear from a virologist on the fatality rate of the virus.
President Trump and the executive branch have a lot of authority to take action during a National Emergency; but Congress' power to allocate funds is still in play. This week, House Democrats negotiated a bill that would provide free coronavirus testing for those unable to afford testing. Fox News Capitol Hill correspondent Chad Pergram joins Jared to discuss everything happening on the hill with the Coronavirus.
The fear over spreading the Coronavirus is now changing the 2020 Election as the two remaining Democrat candidates and President Trump will need new ways to reach potential voters. Both former VP Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders have canceled campaign events to avoid large crowds. Jared is joined by FOX News Radio Political Analyst, Josh Kraushaar to discuss the unavoidable intersection of the pandemic and the politics of an election year.
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