Trump Issues National Emergency in Response to Coronavirus

LHC Group’s Bruce Greenstein elbow bumps with President Donald Trump during a news conference about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden at the White House, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump officially declared a national emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The full power of the Federal Government is at the ready and states are being ordered to set up emergency operation centers.

April Ryan speaks with Karen Bass (D-CA) about the designation and what Trump’s interpretation of the declaration and who receives emergency aid. While delivering remarks in the Rose Garden, the president was flanked by several CEOs of retail and pharmaceutical companies.

Click ▶️ to listen to AURN Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan’s White House Report: