Trump: Prepare for a ‘very painful two weeks’ ahead
19:30, Wednesday, 01 April, 2020
President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to get ready for the next two weeks to be very difficult amid the coronavirus pandemic."I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead," Trump said during the White House coronavirus task force briefing. "We're going to go through a very tough two weeks."Trump's messaging was more solemn than usual as his task force presented models predicting the number of deaths due to the virus. The officials showed graphs that illustrated the virus' curve in the U.S., putting the number of deaths from the virus at 100,000-240,000. The models are based on the assumption that some Americans won't follow social distancing guidelines.