Trump Tells Americans to Prepare for a ‘Painful Two Weeks’

President Donald Trump warned Americans that “we’re going to go through a very tough two weeks” as the coronavirus continues to spread around the country.

“Our strength will be tested, our endurance will be tried,” the president said at a daily White House briefing on Tuesday afternoon. His somber manner stood in contrast to the optimistic, upbeat tone he has often projected in previous sessions.

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“This is going to be a painful two weeks,” Trump said.

He added, however, that the virus would eventually subside and it’s “going to be like a burst of light” at the end of a tunnel.

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