President Trump on Friday inched nearer to acknowledging he is not going to be president after Jan. 20, although stopped nicely wanting recognizing his loss, in vowing his administration would not order new coronavirus lockdowns.
“I can’t — this administration is not going to be doing a lockdown. Hopefully no matter occurs sooner or later — who is aware of which administration will probably be? I suppose time will inform — however I can let you know this administration is not going to go to a lockdown,” Trump mentioned within the Rose Backyard, his first public remarks in days.
Trump’s willingness to recommend there is perhaps a special administration subsequent 12 months is so far as he is gone in recognizing the election outcomes, which he’s presently contesting.
Whereas he went no additional in publicly saying he would quickly be leaving workplace, Trump did provide a gap.
“This administration is not going to go, underneath any circumstances, is not going to undergo a lockdown, however we shall be very vigilant. Very cautious,” he mentioned.
Some background: The US has added more than half a million new Covid-19 cases since hitting 10 million on Monday, in response to information from Johns Hopkins College.
At this price, the quantity ought to cross 11 million within the subsequent 4 days, making for the quickest addition of one other million but, John Hopkins information present.
For the 10th day in a row, the US reported greater than 100,000 infections, and the full since Monday hit 556,961. On Thursday, with its highest quantity but at greater than 153,000 new infections, the nation inched nearer to what one professional predicted might quickly develop into a devastating actuality — 200,000 cases a day.
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CNN’s Jay Croft and Christina Maxouris contributed to this report.