Speaking in the Oval Office on Monday, President Trump said he will resume the coronavirus task force updates “perhaps as early as this afternoon, but probably tomorrow.”
- So you're bringing back the coronavirus briefings? Is that-- do I understand you correctly?
DONALD TRUMP: Well, we had very successful briefings. I was doing them, and we had a lot of people watching, record numbers watching. In the history of cable television and television, there's never been anything like it. And we were doing very well. And I thought it would be sort of automatic. And a lot of positive things were happening.
And, frankly, a lot of the country is doing well. A lot of people don't say, as you understand. But we have had this big flare-up in Florida, Texas, a couple of other places. And so I think what we're going to do is, I'll get involved, and we'll start doing briefings. Whether it's this afternoon or tomorrow, probably tomorrow. And I'll do briefings.
And part of the briefing I think, much more so than last time-- because last time, we were nowhere with vaccines or therapeutics. And let's say that ended six weeks ago. We'll start 'em again. And I think it's a great way to get information out to the public as to where we are with the vaccines, with the therapeutics, and, generally speaking, where we are.
And so I think we'll start that probably starting tomorrow. I'll do it at 5:00, like we were doing. We had a good slot. And a lot of people were watching, and that's a good thing.
I think that Kayleigh will continue hers at 11:00, just like they were. And I'll be discussing the-- as I call it-- the China virus, the China plague. I'll be discussing it. And I'll also be discussing perhaps some other things.
But, you know, we're doing very well in so many different ways, but, unfortunately, this is something that's very tough. But we're going to get it solved. And I think we're going to get it solved in numerous ways, but the two best would be vaccines and therapeutics. So we'll be having that.