Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took to the Senate floor today to rail against President Trump, saying President Trump is downplaying the virus to a "dangerous degree."
"The President, being as self-interested as he is, only cares about himself and his image. And he tries, as usual, instead of solving the problem — to blame everyone else," Schumer said.
Schumer also said that the Trump administration needs to take three steps: issue "coherent guidance" on how school districts should respond if a virus is detected in the community; issue a "uniform" screening policy for airports and ports of entry; and allow federal scientists and medical experts to speak freely.
Schumer also reiterated that the emerging spending deal must prohibit the administration from spending the funds on anything other than the coronavirus.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said today the Senate must quickly pass a coronavirus supplemental and warned Democrats against “moving the goalposts” or interfering in the ongoing positive negotiations between appropriators.