President Donald Trump says he's moving "heaven and earth" to protect seniors from the coronavirus. Polls have shown that Trump's support among this voting bloc has slipped partly due to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. (Oct. 16)
DONALD TRUMP: I will protect you, I will defend you, and I will fight for you with every ounce of energy and conviction that I have.
As president, I'm deeply aware that America's 54 million seniors have borne the heaviest burden of the China virus. Many older Americans have endured months of isolation, missing weddings, births, graduations, church, and family reunions. You know that very well. You know it all too well.
My heart breaks for every grieving family that has lost a precious loved one I feel their anguish, and I mourn their loss. I feel their pain. I know the terrible pain that they have gone through, and you lose someone, and there's nothing to describe what you have to bear. There's nothing to describe it. In times of challenge, we turn to our fellow Americans for a shoulder to lean on, and we turn to God for healing and strength.
I'm moving heaven and earth to safeguard our seniors from the China virus, to deliver life-saving therapies in record time, and to distribute a safe and effective vaccine before the end of the year.
And we're really doing it even sooner than that. You see what's going on. We have the vaccines getting ready to go. Seniors will be the first in line for the vaccine. And we will soon be ending this pandemic. It hasn't happened, a thing like this, since 1918, 1917. That was a bad one, too.