White House announces enhanced counter-narcotics operations, coronavirus task force update to follow

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — President Trump held a news briefing on April 1. Prior to the daily coronavirus update, Pres. Trump announced enhanced counter-narcotics operations to keep the pressure on criminal groups and protect the American public.

“Today we are launching an enhanced counter-narcotics operation,” said President Trump.

This counter-narcotics operation is effective immediately according to the Secretary of Defense.

“The cartels have to be defeated, both for the people of this country and for the people of Mexico and Venezuela,” said US Attorney General in response to enhanced counter-narcotics operations.

“We are preparing for the worst, unfortunately, that’s the way we have to look at it,” said Pres. Trump.

President Donald Trump is warning that Americans face a grim few weeks ahead, with tens of thousands likely killed by the new coronavirus.

It was confirmed that there is a shortage of personal protective equipment during the news conference.

Regarding shortage of PPE, President trump encourages governors to acquire products themselves if they can from local companies, warehouses and factories. Due to actions taken by Defense Production Act manufacturers and suppliers are sharing with FEMA and HHS their planned orders and allocations to states and to hospitals all over the region, according to Pres. Trump.

Pres. Trump has resisted calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. This is despite his administration’s projections that tens of thousands of Americans are likely to be killed by the disease.

One by one, though, states are increasingly pushing shutdown orders of their own. On Wednesday alone, three more states — Florida, Nevada, and Pennsylvania — added or expanded their stay-at-home orders.

The resistance to a more robust federal response comes even as Vice President Mike Pence says White House models for the coronavirus toll show the country on a trajectory akin to hard-hit Italy.

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