«Spend Whatever's Appropriate» To Boost Anti-Coronavirus Funds: Trump.


US President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to spend whatever was appropriate to respond to the novel coronavirus.

The administration requested from Congress $2.5 billion in funding to develop treatments, vaccines and national stockpile of essential equipment, but Trump said he was happy to spend more if it was on offer by Democrats.

"We were asking for 2.5 billion, and we think that's a lot, but the Democrats and I guess, Senator Schumer wants us to have much more than that. And normally in life I say we'll take it," he said.

"We're going to spend whatever's appropriate, going to do whatever they want," he added.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


Related news

Baby Infected With COVID-19 In The Womb: Study

Doctors in France have described what they said was the first confirmed case of a newborn infected in the womb with COVID-19 by the mother.

US Pushes Taliban To Reduce Violence As Deal Enters «Next Phase» .

The United States said its landmark deal with the Taliban has entered the "next phase" while urging the militants to reduce rising violence even as the insurgents accused US forces of violating the...

US Executes First Federal Prisoner, Convicted Of Murder, In 17 Years.

A former white supremacist convicted of murdering a family of three in 1996 was put to death by lethal injection on Tuesday in the first federal execution in the United States in 17 years, the Justice...

U.S. Embassy deeply saddened by killing of Ukrainian medic in Donbas

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine is deeply saddened by the killing of a Ukrainian military medic in Donbas.

University Sacks Professor Who Criticised President Xi Jinping: Friends.

A Beijing law professor who has been an outspoken critic of China's President Xi Jinping and the ruling Communist Party was fired by his university after being released from a nearly week-long...

By continuing to browse World News (UAZMI), you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and agree to the use of cookies