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Trump campaign 'proceeding as normal' during coronavirus pandemic

March 9, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

As the novel coronavirus spreads across the globe and the United States, President Donald Trump's campaign is insisting the pandemic will not impact his reelection scheduling and strategy.

(CNN)As the novel coronavirus spreads across the globe and the United States, President Donald Trump's campaign is insisting the pandemic will not impact his reelection scheduling and strategy.

"What we're doing at the campaign is proceeding as normal," Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told reporters on a conference call Sunday.

After a confirmed case of novel coronavirus by someone who attended last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, where both Trump and Pence spoke, the campaign reiterated that there would be no change to their "business as usual" approach.

The campaign postponed a planned "Women for Trump" bus tour set to be headlined this week by Lara Trump, national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and adviser Mercedes Schlapp.

Asked last week whether it was safe to continue to hold campaign rallies, Trump said, "I think it's very safe.

Murtaugh cited Trump's actions, including the establishment of a task force and travel restrictions, as a positive for voters, and suggested the President and vice president's ongoing efforts add value to the campaign.

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