Trump Says CDC Trip Called Off Over Suspected Virus Case
By: Justin Sink
President Donald Trump said the White House canceled his expected visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Fridaresident Donald Trump said the White House canceled his expected visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Fridae Atlanta agency was suspected of contracting the coronavirus.
Trump said he may visit the agency after all because the person tested negative for the virus. A White House official said earlier Friday that Trump’s CDC trip had been canceled because the president didn't want to interfere with the agencies work.
“They’re trying to work it out,” Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for Nashville, where he said he’ll meet with the governor of Tennessee. “They thought there was a problem at CDC with somebody that had the virus. It turned out negative. So we are seeing if we can do it.”
There are more than 200 cases of the virus in the U.S. and 14 people have died, most of them in King County, Washington, according to Johns Hopkins University.