President Donald Trump in a Sunday night comment has called on Americans to “relax” amid reports that stores in various locations are being cleared out of essential items and food.
“You dont have to buy so much,” Trump told reporters. “Take it easy. Relax.”
Trump said that people should be wary of panic buying but added that supply chains are intact amid the coronavirus outbreak. The president said he met with the heads of top grocery firms such as Target and Costco.
“They have asked me to say, Could you buy a little bit less please,” Trump said of the retail executives. “I thought I would never hear that from a retailer.”
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He added during the press conference: “Relax. Youre doing great. Theres no need for anybody in the country to hoard essential food supplies, they said to me. Have a nice dinner, relax, because theres plenty. You dont have to buy the quantities, because its hard to refill.”
In the past week, numerous stores across the United States have sold out toilet paper, hand sanitizer, bottled water, and food such as rice and beans. Some major retailers have implemented rationing measures at various locations.
President Trump declared a national emergency over the virus on Friday, freeing up $50 billion in federal resources for states. The announcement pushed markets up by more than 1,000 points after weeks of speculation that the economy might enter recession territory over the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates on Sunday, which also drew the praise from the president, who himself has been tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus, before doctors said it came back negative on Saturday.
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