Trump says virus in US will get worse before it gets better

Trump to host his first Coronavirus Task Force briefing since April
Posted at 11:27 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 18:27:03-04

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sought to paint a rosier picture of the coronavirus for the nation on Tuesday but conceded the pandemic is likely to “get worse before it gets better.”

Trump commented as he revived his daily briefings with an eye to halting a campaign-season erosion of support. The early evening event at the White House came as the next stage of the federal government’s response to the pandemic was being crafted on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers and White House officials opened negotiations on a trillion-dollar-or-more “phase four” rescue package.