(PresidentialWire.com) – On Wednesday night the White House confirmed to reporters that the president will not be hosting a series of upcoming campaign events. Unlike Joe Biden, the president will be letting down tens of thousands of people at each event canceled.
In a statement, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, “Out of an abundance of caution from the coronavirus outbreak, the President has decided to cancel his upcoming events in Colorado and Nevada.”
The addition of the Wisconsin event was confirmed by the Trump 2020 communications director, Tim Murtaugh, who made the statement via Twitter.
Out of an abundance of caution because of the coronavirus outbreak, the President’s campaign is postponing the Catholics for Trump event scheduled for March 19th in Milwaukee. It will be rescheduled.
— Tim Murtaugh – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TimMurtaugh) March 12, 2020
President Trump recently addressed the nation from the Oval Office, putting forward solid steps to reduce the spread of the virus in the United States. His decision to cancel travel from Europe, and to cancel his big rallies, were both supported by big Republican figures like Lindsey Graham and Rep. Jim Jordan.
“President @realDonaldTrump laid out a very good roadmap to achieve economic stability and contain the spread of #coronavirus,” Graham announced on Twitter.
President Trump is exactly right: “smart action today will prevent the spread of the virus tomorrow.”
The President’s actions are proactive and decisive. This is exactly what we need to keep Americans safe and healthy.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) March 12, 2020
“The President’s actions are proactive and decisive. This is exactly what we need to keep Americans safe and healthy”, Rep. Jordan said.
I hope Congress will work with him in a constructive fashion to achieve these goals.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) March 12, 2020
As well as banning travel from Europe, the President announced that he intended to use “emergency authority” to “defer tax payments without interest or penalty for certain individuals or businesses negatively impacted.”
As it stands, however, the Democrats continue to refuse to agree to a payroll tax relief that would help millions of Americans affected by the spread of coronavirus.