US President Donald Trump praised his administration's efforts in reopening small businesses during a roundtable discussion at the White House on «Opening up America Again», in Washington DC, on Thursday.
«Under my administration's strategy to vanquish the virus and restart our economy, small businesses across the nation are safety opening. All over the nation they are reopening at levels that nobody has seen before,» he said. «We are doing record numbers; we are doing numbers like nobody has seen before.»
In regards to the ongoing fight against coronavirus Trump said the US has enough ventilators, «Everybody has the ventilators, the maximum they can use.»
During the meeting Trump was seen looking down at his phone, according to reports, shortly later, a tweet appeared on his account stating «it was not Ambassador Lighthizer's fault (yesterday in Committee) in that perhaps I didn't make myself clear, but the U.S. certainly does maintain a policy option, under various conditions, of a complete decoupling from China. Thank you!»