Asked what advice he would give to the millions of school children stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump urged children watching to “behave and wash their hands” before telling them “we were attacked like nothing that’s happened possibly since 1917.”
“I would say that you are a citizen of the greatest country anywhere in the world,” Trump said on Friday during his daily coronavirus pandemic during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House.
“And we were attacked like nothing that’s happened possibly since 1917, many, many years ago. We were attacked and we are winning the battle and we are going to win the war and, hopefully, it’s not going to take that much longer,” Trump said.
“I would say that they have a duty to sit back, watch, behave, wash their hands, stay in the apartment with mom and dad … and just learn from it,” he continued. “Young people have been tremendous. Some of them are very happy not to go to school. They should just sit back and be very proud of our country. Ultimately we are doing it for them.”
President Trump is asked what his message is to America's children who are at home during coronavirus: "They should just sit back and be very proud of our country" https://t.co/ocBDOZspI5 pic.twitter.com/IRpQCwlVVm
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