President Trump was close to acknowledging that he would not run for president after Friday, Jan. 20, but could not acknowledge his loss, swearing that his administration would not order new coronavirus lockdowns.
“I do not – this administration will not lockdown. If anything happens in the future – who knows what administration this will be? I think time will tell – but I can tell you that this administration will not go to lockdown,” Trump said in Rose Garden, his first public remarks in days.
Trump’s acceptance to suggest that there may be a different administration next year has gone a long way in determining the election results he is currently running for.
When he did not go ahead to publicly state that he would retire soon, Trump gave the opening.
“This administration will not go through the lockdown under any circumstances, but we will be very vigilant. Be very careful,” he said.
Some background: US added More than half a million new Kovid-19 cases It hit 10 million on Monday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
At this rate, that number should cross 11 million in the next four days, yet another million will be added faster, the Johns Hopkins data show.
For 10th day in a row, The U.S. reported more than 100,000 infections, and a total of 556,961 since Monday. Thursday, with the highest number of more than 153,000 new infections, the country is close to what an expert can imagine, which will soon become a devastating reality – 200,000 cases per day.
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CNN’s Jay Kraft and Christina McSouris contributed to the report.