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Trump Today: Trump calls coronavirus ‘worse than Pearl Harbor’ or World Trade Center attack, as he says task force will continue

Visiting Arizona on Tuesday, Trump said “we will have something in a different form” in place of the task force. He said “we can’t keep our country closed for the next five years” when asked why the administration was phasing it out.

At a Wednesday Oval Office event celebrating National Nurses Day, Trump said, “I thought we could wind it down sooner.”

“But I had no idea how popular the task force is until actually yesterday when I started talking about winding down,” he said, according to a White House pool report. “It is appreciated by the public.”

“We went through the worst attack we’ve ever had in our country,” the president said. “This is really the worst attack we’ve ever had. This is worse than Pearl Harbor. This is worse than the World Trade Center.”

Democrats slammed the initial decision to close the task force. “It appears the plan is, shamefully, to have no plan,” Trump’s 2016 election opponent, Hillary Clinton, wrote on Twitter.

The Associated Press reported that a White House official acknowledged Wednesday that signaling that the task force was preparing to shut down sent the wrong message and created a media maelstrom.

With many investors focused on the details of the reopening of state and local economies after lockdowns imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. equity benchmarks DJIA, -0.62%SPX, -0.43%COMP, +0.68%were mixed on Wednesday — despite data showing a collapse in private-sector employment in April.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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