<aRemarks by President Trump on Stage 4 Settlements – Whitehouse.gov

20July 2020

11:07 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Okay, well, thank you very much. You’ve asked to see what’s going on at our meetings, so I figured let you be available in. You’ll look and you’ll see we have a lot of– a lot of good things happening. We have incredible development on vaccines and therapeutics. We’re getting reports. We’re studying the reports really closely. I believe individuals are going to be extremely happily surprised with what’s going on the vaccine front and the therapeutic front. Which, to us, is always the first topic.

Secondarily, but very notably, we’re working and negotiating with the Democrats on attempting to get a plan that assists small businesses, assists people, helps this country. And I think we’ve made a great deal of development on that. And the conversations are going on.

Steve, do you wish to state a few words regarding where we are?

SECRETARY MNUCHIN: Yes, Mr. President. Mark and I have actually been working really hard over the last two weeks, with Mitch and Kevin, on really what we see as the focus is kids and tasks, the Recovery Act, CARES 4.0.

We have actually invested an extraordinary quantity of money. The bright side is a great deal of the $3 trillion, we still have actually delegated put in the economy and put back to work. We’re focused on starting with another trillion dollars. We think that will make a big impact.

And the focus is, as I stated, is truly about kids and tasks and vaccines. We’re going to make certain that we have a vaccine by the end of the year for emergency usage. And the plan is– we simply updated the President and the Vice President; they signed off on this. Mark and I will be meeting tomorrow with the Republicans at the lunch to provide a full briefing, and then we will also be reaching out to the Democrats to begin our conversations.

But we are committed that, by the end of this month, make sure that prior to the boosted unemployment insurance coverage expires, that we pass legislation so that we can secure Americans that are out of work.

Now, we’ve stated the primary problem is we have to end up the technical repair on boosted unemployment. We’re going to make certain that we do not pay people more cash to stay home than go to work. We want to make sure that individuals who can go to work securely can do so. We’ll have tax credits that incentivize businesses to bring people back to work. We’ll have tax credits for PPE, for safe work environment. And we’re going to have big incentives, money to the states for education, for schools that can open safely and do education.

So these are the top priorities, along with liability defense. We want to ensure that pointless suits do not avoid schools, universities, and businesses from resuming.

THE PRESIDENT: Okay. Mike?

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, Mr. President, I just want to– I want to say how much we value the leadership in the House and Senate. Today’s conversation is an extension of your dedication to do whatever it requires to get the American individuals, American organisations, and communities through this very difficult time.

The break outs across the Sun Belt are severe, however due to the fact that of the support that we have actually had from, honestly, leaders in both political celebrations in the Congress of the United States, we’re fulfilling this minute with expanded testing, individual protective equipment, and, as you stated, Mr. President, with the development and distribution of therapies and a rapid advancement of vaccines. That will all continue.

However it is essential that the Congress come together and supply additional resources for households that have actually been affected, companies that have actually been affected. We’ll make sure our healthcare employees and our states have the resources that they need. But likewise, Mr. President, we’re going to continue to advance policies that’ll make it possible for us to open up America again and open America’s schools.

And I look forward, I know as you do, in dealing with the leaders that are collected here and members of Congress in both political parties, to deliver another essential aspects of a healing package that will keep working till we bring our nation all the way back and reach that day that we someday put this coronavirus in the past.

THE PRESIDENT: Okay. Mitch, please.

LEADER MCCONNELL: Yeah, tomorrow begins the procedure of mingling what we’ve been talking about with the administration over the last 2 weeks with our members. And if you’re searching for a style here, think liability security for those who have been trying to handle the pandemic. We do not require an epidemic of suits on the heels of the pandemic we’re currently fighting with.

Kids in school, tasks, and health care will be the style of the proposition that we wish to come together and present to our Republican politicians. And then, as the Secretary of the Treasury suggested, undoubtedly you can’t pass the bill in the Senate without the Democrats, and we’ll begin to talk with them as well.

THE PRESIDENT: Kevin?

LEADER MCCARTHY: Yes. I indicate, just to sum up what we’re looking at: If you’re sitting in your home and you’re worried that you do not work, we wish to ensure you have the ability to return. We do not believe any federal cash must be spent that gives you a disincentive to work. We wish to ensure we have incentives to keep going.

For those small companies, we wish to make certain you can stay open. We wish to make sure your kids can go back to school, however return securely– not just for the children, however for the teachers also.

We continue to make strides to make sure we get to a vaccine– that we find a cure for this infection that we did not welcome, that originated from a foreign land. And I believe that’s the focus that we have to be a part of.

Mitch talks about– and I think it’s basic not simply for schools, however for any businesses making every effort– whether they can open back up or not. They ought to not have an attack from any lawsuits. We require to provide the security that we restore, bring back, and restore this country to where we were before, and I know we can do it together.

That’s why we’re working here. We’ll be connecting to the Democrats. And I hope, for that moment in time, they put politics aside; that we take a look at one nation, that we do not kick back inside of a rule within a Senate that a minority rejects the ability to have this dispute, that denies the ability to assist America unify and solve this problem once and for all.

We are making great strides when it comes to therapies, what– this Lightning speed. History will blog about this. When we get to the minute in time that we have this vaccine, they’ll write about how quick it would and no other country might do what we did due to the fact that of the ingenuity of this country. Which’s the focus of what we’re trying to do for the security of this nation, for our students, for our teachers, and for our services that we’re back to work again, more powerful and more secure and more joined.

THE PRESIDENT: It came from China. It should have never been allowed to go out. They might have stopped it. They could have stopped it quickly. They chose not to. And we’ll have further reports on that. But it originated from China. They might have stopped it, but they didn’t. They stopped it from going into China, however they didn’t stop it from going to the rest of the world. It didn’t stop it from going to Europe, to us.

They need to have stopped it. They could have stopped it. They weren’t transparent at all; they were the opposite. It’s not good.

I spoke with the President of France this morning, and I talked to– I spoke with the President of Egypt, and we had an extremely, very good conversation, both of us. And all of us, and all people together– I have actually had many conversations with leaders all over the world over the weekend, and over the last number of weeks in specific. And this is a pandemic that is flaring all over the location. Countries believed they remained in good shape and after that, suddenly, they have a huge flare-up.

I see that over the weekend– I think on Friday– there was an around the world number of death– worldwide. Because when you see the news– the local news– and you see it, and it’s– it’s, like, all about the United States. They never ever like to talk about what’s going on the planet. But you look at Mexico, Brazil, many countries in Europe, numerous countries– all over– Russia. Russia has a got a tremendous issue. It’s– what’s going on is horrible. It’s terrible. But this is a worldwide issue.

And we’re helping the world with ventilators. We’re helping a great deal of countries. They do not have ventilators, and we’re sending out countless ventilators to various countries. However I do desire people to comprehend this is an around the world issue caused by China, but it’s an around the world problem.

Nations are going through hell, and it’s going to– we’re going to provide you a lot briefings in the next week and over the next few weeks regarding– I think it’s very essential to do it, the vaccines and the therapies. I believe I’m going to bring a few of the terrific business that are working, and very effectively in the past have dealt with these things, and they’re going to inform you really particularly what they’re doing and how they’re doing. However we believe we’re doing extremely well in that regard.

Those two products– I believe, frankly, therapeutic, I like practically better at this moment. You go in and you make people much better. Now, we have had some excellent luck with remdesivir, which’s succeeded. And others have actually achieved success. The plasma has actually been successful. But we are– we’re truly developing some very good answers, significance, they are. All over the world, they’re working. And we’re working really closely all over the world on the vaccines and the therapies.

So we’re going to have some of the heads of these excellent business coming in. Johnson & & Johnson is doing extremely well, in particular. They seem to be doing extremely well. However various are doing extremely well. It’s something that I truly feel certain– I think you can never ever use “completely particular” but pretty damn certain that they’re going to have the vaccine, they’re going to have therapeutics, and it’s going to begin occurring extremely soon, which will be a terrific thing. For the world, that will be a fantastic thing.

However this is happening all over the world, not simply the United States. And it’s a hard one. It’s very tough. It’s really sad when you see the death. It’s all death that might have– might’ve been come by China. If they wanted to stop it, they might’ve stopped it.

Okay, thank you very much, everybody. Please. Thank you. Thank you.

Q How important, President– how crucial is the payroll tax cut?

THE PRESIDENT: The what?

Q How important is the payroll tax cut in stage 4?

THE PRESIDENT: I believe it’s really important. I believe it’s a really crucial thing. It’s very good. It’s been shown to be effective. It’s a big conserving for the people. It’s a significant saving, and I believe it’s an incentive for business to hire their employees back and to keep their workers. So the payroll tax cut, to me, is very important. We’re working on it. And I do not believe that there’s excessive disagreement regarding the level of importance, John. It’s a very crucial thing. Okay?

It’s one of– that is among many components we’re talking about. We’re going over most likely a total of 10 various elements. But payroll tax cut is a very important one.

Q Are they signing on it?

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, definitely. No, I think– I think, hopefully, we’ll get there, however we’re talking about a great deal of things, not simply the payroll tax cut.

Q So you’re reviving the coronavirus briefings? Is that– do I understand you properly?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, we had extremely successful instructions. I was doing them, and we had a lot of people watching– record numbers enjoying. In the history of cable tv– tv, there’s never been anything like it.

And we were doing extremely well, and I believed it would be, sort of, automatic. And a great deal of– a lot of favorable things were happening. And, frankly, a lot of the country is doing well. A great deal of individuals do not say it, as you understand.

However we’ve have actually had this huge flare-up in Florida, Texas, a couple of other locations. And so I think what we’re going to do is I’ll get included and we’ll start doing instructions, whether it’s this afternoon or tomorrow– probably tomorrow– and I’ll do briefings. And part of the instruction, I think much more so than last time– due to the fact that last time, we were no place with vaccines or therapeutics. And let’s state that ended six weeks earlier, and we’ll start them once again. And I believe it’s an excellent method to get information out to the general public as to where we are with the vaccines, with the rehabs, and, generally speaking, where we are.

And so I believe we’ll begin that probably starting tomorrow. I’ll do it at 5 o’clock, like we were doing. We had an excellent slot. And a great deal of individuals were viewing, which’s a good thing. I think that Kayleigh will continue hers at 11 o’clock, similar to they were. And I’ll be discussing the– as I call it, the China infection, the China afflict. I’ll be discussing it, and I’ll also be going over perhaps some other things.

But, you understand, we’re doing effectively in so many different methods, however unfortunately, this is something that’s very tough, but we’re going to get it fixed, and I believe we’re going to get it resolved in numerous methods, but the two best would be vaccines and therapeutics. So we’ll– we’ll be having that.

Q Mr. President, on Portland and other cities that are experiencing violence– THE PRESIDENT: Yeah.

Q — there was a report out today that you’re considering sending out 175 federal soldiers to these cities to help regional law enforcement. Can you fill us in on that?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, it depends on what your definition of “soldiers” is. I imply, we’re sending law enforcement. Portland was totally out of control. The Democrats– the liberal Democrats running the location had no concept what they were doing. They were ripping down– for 51 days, ripping down that city, damaging the city, looting it. The level of corruption and what was going on there is extraordinary. And after that the guv comes out: “We don’t need any assistance.”

How about Chicago? I read the numbers were lots of people killed over the weekend. We’re taking a look at Chicago too. We’re taking a look at New york city. Look at what’s going on. All run by Democrats, all run by extremely liberal Democrats. All run, really, by extreme left.

But we can’t let this occur to the cities. New york city was up 348 percent– the crime rate. So the guv has to do something about it. And if the governor is not going to do something about, we’ll find a solution for it.

However what’s occurring in New york city, a place I enjoy– I love New york city. And look at what’s going on over there. The female who was shot since she said, “Could you please not light off fire crackers?” And they reversed and shot her 8 times, and she died. That’s not our civilization. That’s not about us.

And after that the cops are afraid to do anything. I know New york city effectively. I understand the authorities effectively– New york city’s Best. And the reality is they’re limited from doing anything. They can’t do anything.

Q So what are you intending on doing?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I’m going to do something– that, I can inform you. Due to the fact that we’re not going to let New york city and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore and all of these– Oakland is a mess. We’re not going to let this occur in our country. All run by liberal Democrats.

Q Send more federal law enforcement to some of these cities?

THE PRESIDENT: We’re going to have more federal law enforcement– that, I can tell you. In Portland, they have actually done a wonderful job. They’ve been there 3 days, and they really have actually done a great job in really brief amount of time. No issue. They get them; a great deal of individuals in prison. They’re leaders. These are anarchists. These are not protestors. Individuals state “protestors”; these individuals are anarchists. These are people that dislike our nation. And we’re not going to let it go forward.

And I’ll inform you what: The governor and the mayor and the senators out there, they’re afraid of these individuals. That’s the factor they do not desire us to help them. They’re afraid. I really think they’re in fact perhaps even physically scared of these people– since what they’re doing is extraordinary.

We didn’t simply go there. This wasn’t like it started right away. We went there after 51 days. We said, “We can’t let that happen any longer.” But these are anarchists. And the politicians out there, yes, they’re weak, however they’re afraid of these individuals. They’re in fact afraid of these individuals. And that’s why they say, “We don’t want the federal government helping.”

How about Chicago? Would you say they need aid after this weekend? Do you know the numbers? Did you hear the numbers? Lots of, numerous shot. Numerous, lots of eliminated. I’m not talking about one, two. Was it 18 people eliminated? I think more than that. And you include it up over the summertime– this is even worse than Afghanistan, by far. This is worse than anything anybody has ever seen. All run by the same liberal Democrats. And you know what? If Biden got in, that would hold true for the nation. The whole nation would go to hell. And we’re not going to let it go to hell.

Thank you quite, everybody.

END 11:26 A.M. EDT Source: whitehouse.gov

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