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BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump is considering signing a DISASTER declaration this afternoon says top aide as his address to the nation unravels in chaos and markets keep plunging

BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump is considering signing a DISASTER declaration this afternoon says top aide as his address to the nation unravels in chaos and markets keep plunging

President Trump may sign a federal disaster declaration as early as Thursday afternoon to free up money to deal with the coronavirus outbreak

CNN and Politico reported that Republicans were informed of the plan by Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow in a Thursday morning call

Senate Democrats had sent a letter to the White House Wednesday requesting such a move

Trump did not declare the outbreak a federal disaster when he spoke to the nation in a televised addressed Wednesday night

He did announce that there would be a European travel ban – and bungled the details, leading to widespread confusion

The markets, again, plunged Thursday morning forcing Wall Street to temporarily halt trading 

By EMILY GOODIN, SENIOR U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER
DAILYMAIL.COM

12 March 2020

President Trump on Thursday did not rule out signing an emergency disaster declaration to free up federal money to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

‘We have things I can do,’ he said. 

‘We have very strong emergency powers under the Stafford Act,’ he said. ‘If we need to do something, I’ll do it.’

But he wouldn’t confirm a report he planned to sign such a declaration today.

‘I don’t want to say that,’ he said. ‘We’re in great shape. Compared to other places, we want to keep it that.’

CNN reported that Trump’s top economic adviser Larry Kudlow told Republicans the plan. Kudlow talked to Republican Party members on a phone call Thursday morning, reported Politico.   

With a stroke of Trump’s pen, the Federal Emergency Management Agency would have $42 million at its disposal to assist state and local governments combatting the spread of the virus.   

‘I don’t want to say that,’ he said. ‘We’re in great shape. Compared to other places, we want to keep it that.’

CNN reported that Trump’s top economic adviser Larry Kudlow told Republicans the plan. Kudlow talked to Republican Party members on a phone call Thursday morning, reported Politico.   

With a stroke of Trump’s pen, the Federal Emergency Management Agency would have $42 million at its disposal to assist state and local governments combatting the spread of the virus.   

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