U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) task force news briefing at the White House in Washington, July 30, 2020.
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that the coronavirus is “going away” and continued to push for schools to reopen since the virus “doesn’t have much of an impact on” children.
“It’s going away. It’ll go away. Things go away. No question in my mind that it will go away,” Trump said during a White House press briefing.
The president continued to push for schools to reopen this fall, saying that he believes most of them will. When it comes to the coronavirus, he said children are able to “throw it off very easily.”
“They may get it, but they get it and it doesn’t have much of an impact on them,” he said. “For whatever reason the China virus, children handle it very well.”
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