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Graham slams Pelosi, says she held up coronavirus aid to add ‘liberal special-interest shopping list’

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In an exclusive interview on “Sunday Morning Futures,” Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comments “disgusting,” referring to her claims that President Trump had denied the seriousness of the coronavirus and delayed ramping up the federal government’s response, what she called a “deadly” mistake.

“His denial at the beginning was deadly, his delaying of getting equipment… to where it is needed is deadly, and now the best thing would be to do is to prevent more loss of life, rather than open things up so that, because we just don’t know,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“She said she’s blaming the president of the United States for people dying because of the way he’s led the country,” Graham told Maria Bartiromo on Sunday. “That’s the most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history.”

He added, “This is the same speaker of the House who held up the bill in the Senate for days because she wanted same-day voting, she wanted carbon neutrality for the airlines, she wanted $75 million for the endowment for the humanities and $25 million for the Kennedy Center.”

Graham continued, “She is the one that held up the package in the Senate for days to get the Green New Deal put in a recovery package, so it’s the most shameful, disgusting thing I’ve heard yet, and it needs to stop.”

Pelosi also claimed Trump suggested he would relax federal guidelines on business closures and social distancing in some parts of the country, arguing that the U.S. “should be taking every precaution” and questioning whether Trump was listening to public health officials’ suggestions.

“As the president fiddles, people are dying. We just have to take every precaution,” she added.

Pelosi’s comments came after the president repeatedly said last week that he wanted to open the country back up as soon as possible.

On Friday, Trump signed the massive legislative package to combat the coronavirus pandemic and send economic relief to workers and businesses squeezed by restrictions meant to stop the outbreak’s spread. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly had approved the legislation earlier in the day.

Graham told Bartiromo, “We took most of the garbage out, but for [Pelosi] to blame this president for causing loss of life after she held up the relief package for days to get a liberal special-interest shopping list in the bill is pretty disgusting.”

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The legislation, approved by voice vote despite 11th-hour drama arising from a GOP lawmaker’s concerns, has amounted to the costliest stimulus plan in U.S. history. It included checks for most Americans and provided unemployment aid, help for small businesses and a massive loan fund for corporations – at a time when unemployment has been surging at a record pace, a consequence of businesses closing in compliance with social-distancing guidelines.

On Sunday, Graham also explained why he had a problem with what he called a loophole regarding unemployment benefits in the aid package. According to the legislation, unemployment insurance would be far more generous, with $600 per week tacked onto regular state jobless payments through the end of July.

“If you make $15 an hour for a 40-hour week, that’s $600 a week,” Graham said. “My goal was to make sure that in the unemployment part of the package, we made you whole, that you were laid off, no fault to your own, you’d get $600 a week.”

“We increased your pay by 50 percent,” he noted. “That’s going to make it harder to get people back into the workforce, it’s going to incentivize people not to go back into the workforce and it’s going to make it harder for people to hire new employees.”

He went on to say that the stimulus package just added $600 for an unemployed person, meaning: “We took a $15-an-hour employee who was making $600 working, we’re going to pay them $926 in South Carolina not to work.”

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Graham continued, “We have got to fix that, some smart person needs to develop software that can pay your actual wages, not increase your wages in unemployment.”

Fox News’ Andrew O’ Reilly, Marisa Schultz and Chad Pergram, Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Maria Bartiromo on jobless claims spiking to record-high as coronavirus shuts down economy

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Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo reacted to the “incredible number” of Americans filing for unemployment last week, saying on Thursday that “it is going to tell us that the unemployment rate will worsen in the coming months.”

Bartiromo made the comment on “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday after it was revealed that the number of Americans filing for unemployment surged to 3.28 million last week, shattering a decades-old record in jobless claims as the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses around the country to shutter their doors.

Bartiromo noted on Thursday that “there were some dire predictions out there.”

“The worst expectation was 4 million unemployment claims. We actually got 3.28 million jobless claims and much of this was expected,” she explained. “We were looking for a number in the millions.”

“Last week, we had 281,000 unemployment benefits, but in the last week, in the last month, companies have been furloughing employees, unemployment has actually picked up in the last week as this coronavirus situation worsens,” she continued. “I would say at these numbers, 3.28 million unemployment claims, you’re talking about an unemployment rate of above 5 percent for sure.”

“Right now, we are at an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent,” she noted, adding that “we were at a 50-year low going into this crisis.”

“You’re talking about an unemployment rate that will no doubt move up,” Bartiromo continued. “We’ll get the jobs numbers the first Friday of the new month and I suspect you’re going to see a 5 percent unemployment number.”

Restaurants, bars, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, automakers and entertainment venues have been hit hard by the pandemic as cities and states, trying to mitigate the spread of the virus, have ordered the closure of non-essential businesses and told residents to stay at home.

Jobless claims bring the first hard evidence that the novel coronavirus is bringing the nation’s economy to a grinding halt. But economists have warned the number will likely continue to rise in the coming weeks.

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Lawmakers are looking to provide relief to laid-off workers with a $2 trillion stimulus package, the largest relief bill in recent memory, that’s awaiting approval by the House. In addition to giving adults who earn less than $99,000 annually up to $1,200 cash checks, the bill would expand unemployment benefits.

“Little by little, you see businesses like restaurants, service businesses close down because of these guidelines and that’s why you have so many people applying for unemployment benefits,” Bartiromo said, referencing the safety guidelines from the federal government as well as state and local leaders, which include stay-at-home orders.

Referencing the jobless claims, Bartiromo said on Thursday: “The good news here is that it wasn’t as bad as we thought and also that we know that this is temporary.”

She added, “It’s all about the coronavirus cases, where are those cases standing now?”

“The governor of New York just said things will probably peak within three weeks,” Bartiromo said. “It’s going to be a tough couple of weeks.”

On Thursday, U.S. equity markets clambered higher as investors digested the record jobless claims and waited for the House to vote on the $2 trillion relief package.

“Markets may be rallying now, but there is a very nervous feeling from the investor class,” Bartiromo said on Thursday.

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She added that markets “could go up and down” for several weeks “until we get more clarity on where we are on a vaccine and the antivirals that are coming.”

Fox Business’ Megan Henney and Jonathan Garber contributed to this report.

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Johnson & Johnson CEO on potential coronavirus vaccine: ‘I think we’ll have important data by the end of the year’

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In an exclusive interview on “Sunday Morning Futures,” Alex Gorsky, the CEO of Johnson & Johnson, discussed his company’s efforts to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, saying, “I think we’ll have important data by the end of the year.”

Gorsky discussed the goals as many hospitals have been overwhelmed amid the coronavirus pandemic, with officials saying they were running out of protective gear and ventilators to keep up with the influx of patients infected with the novel coronavirus.

Last month, Johnson & Johnson announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies would further expedite its investigational coronavirus vaccine program through an expanded collaboration with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, part of the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

Company executives also said last month that in addition to Janssen’s efforts to develop a vaccine, it was working closely with global partners to screen its library of antiviral molecules to accelerate the discovery of potential COVID-19 treatments in an effort to provide relief for patients around the world.

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Host Maria Bartiromo noted on Sunday that Johnson & Johnson will be conducting human clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine this November.

“The most important thing that we can do is stop the virus from occurring in the first place,” Gorsky told Bartiromo. “I want to highlight the efforts of our science system around the world who really, back in late December and early January… quickly ramped up in a process that can typically take anywhere between five to seven years, and they were able to do it in a matter of weeks and months.”

He went on to say that Johnson & Johnson was “working hard” with partners around the world including the Food and Drug Administration [FDA], academic institutions and the organizations responsible for vaccines in the United States and in Europe, “to do everything we can to accelerate the development.”

“We continue to run our different clinical trials,” he continued. “We expect to be starting up very soon, likely within the next month, and I think we’ll have important data by the end of the year.”

He added that in addition to finding a working vaccine, the “other really important component” would be to have an adequate supply.

“Right now, we are making very significant investment, somewhat at risk, knowing that we need to have adequate supply in parallel with knowing that the vaccine actually works,” he said.

When Bartiromo asked Gorsky if he was willing to take his supply chain entirely back to America instead of relying on China for active ingredients in prescription drugs, he responded, “I think the facts are that most of the large companies now have large global integrative supply chains.”

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“I think we also recognize that this crisis provides us with an opportunity to make sure that we have always got supplies, not only on the global basis, but also on a national basis,” he continued. “I think what we want to be thoughtful of, as we go through this in [the] short-term, that we prioritize making sure that we’re getting the supplies that we need, and then, longer-term… the important changes and transitions that we need to make in our current system to make sure it is protected.”

Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo contributed to this report.

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Dr. Makary: ‘Some of America still is in denial that we even have a problem’

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Fox News medical contributor Dr. Martin Makary said on “Fox News Sunday” that “some of America still is in denial that we even have a problem” and that could potentially ruin attempts to “flatten the curve” as it pertains to COVID-19 cases in the country.

Dr. Makary, a Johns Hopkins health policy expert and surgeon, made the comment when asked what he thinks the federal role should be to assist states and how he views what the White House is doing to try and curb the novel coronavirus outbreak.

“Many government leaders are doing the right thing, but the problem is some of America still is in denial that we even have a problem,” Makary said on Sunday, referencing the fact that officials in several states, including California, have issued shelter-in-place mandates in an effort to curb the spread.

“We live in a very opinionated country, but this is not fantasy football here, these are facts and this is data and what’s happening in Italy will happen in the United States.”

As of Sunday morning, there have been 311,988 COVID-19 cases reported worldwide and 26,747 in the United States with 340 deaths, according to data compiled by Fox News. Italy reported 53,578 cases and 4,825 deaths, according to the data.

Makary noted on Sunday that Italy “had 793 deaths in the last 24 hours.”

He went on to say, “We’re going to have hundreds of thousands of deaths and we’re going to have millions of people with the infection. That’s based on the data of Italy extrapolated to our population.”

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“What they’re experiencing now is over 4,000 Americans dying per day when we get to their point in the infection,” he continued. “We’ve got the governor of Oklahoma taking selfies in crowded food courts saying he doesn’t want to do any restrictions,” adding that “we’ve got hospitals that still have been doing elective surgery all this week using valuable gowns and masks, so we’ve got the scientific battle, but we need to do the public awareness to really make a big dent here and to try to flatten the curve. “

Makary had referenced a deleted tweet from Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt last week which showed a photo of him with what is believed to be two of his six children at an Oklahoma City food hall, Tulsa World reported.

“It’s packed tonight,” the tweet, which included the hashtag “support local,” reportedly said.

Following backlash, Stitt’s spokesman reportedly issued a statement saying, “Gov. Stitt’s position has not changed from the instructions he gave Oklahomans on Thursday: use good common sense, follow the recommended health precautions, protect the elderly and vulnerable populations, but continue to remain calm, live your life and support local businesses.

“The governor will continue to take his family out to dinner and to the grocery store without living in fear and encourages Oklahomans to do the same.”

Since then, Stitt tweeted that he urges “Oklahomans to consider curbside pickup and delivery from your favorite restaurants.”

In the tweet posted on Tuesday he added that “We need our job creators to get creative during this challenging time, and we must also critically balance protecting public health during this 15-day window.”

The number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has risen by four to 53, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported on Saturday, adding that the number of deaths remains at one.

Makary appeared on “Fox News Sunday” as part of a panel, on the same day that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stated that even though Democrats and Republicans continue to go back and forth over the details involved in a massive coronavirus relief package, a final vote will take place Monday.

McConnell met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin earlier in the day to go over details of the legislation which will see a preliminary vote Sunday afternoon.

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The legislation is currently expected to cost nearly $2 trillion, with money going toward small businesses, direct deposits to Americans, enhanced unemployment benefits, and what Mnuchin told “Fox News Sunday” is “a significant package working with the federal reserve” that would ultimately result in “up to $4 trillion of liquidity that we can use to support the economy.”

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer, Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Newt Gingrich: ‘Italy did not get ahead of’ coronavirus the way Trump is trying to do

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is currently in Italy with his wife, told “America’s Newsroom” Thursday that “Italy itself did not do what President Trump’s trying to do” to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Gingrich, whose wife Callista serves as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, spoke the morning after Trump announced that he will enact a 30-day ban on all travel to and from Europe, excluding the United Kingdom, in an effort to slow the virus’ spread. Trump also urged Americans to listen to directives from their local officials, including bans on mass gatherings and social distancing protocols.

On Thursday Italy reported more than 12,400 cases, a 22.7 percent increase from the day before, according to information obtained by Fox News.

“Italy did not get ahead of this crisis,” Gingrich said on Thursday. “It allowed it to spread in a way that is really frightening.”

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On Wednesday, one day after unprecedented travel and social restrictions in Italy took effect, the country’s premier said all stores, except pharmacies and grocery stores, are being closed nationwide in response to the outbreak.

Gas stations were not included in the order mandating which businesses will be forced to close and on Wednesday Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced no new restrictions on using public transportation. People in Italy are allowed to travel for work, medical appointments or to care for family members in need.

“Northern Italy has thousands of cases and, in fact, there are several hospitals that are refusing to treat elderly citizens because they don’t have enough intensive care units and they don’t have enough ventilators and so they’ve literally begun to triage and said, ‘Look, if you’re above a certain age or you have a certain health condition, we’re just not going to treat you,’” Gingrich said on Thursday.

He added that Italy has “a pretty good health system.”

“This is not a bad health system, but they’re just drowning in northern Italy in [terms of] the number of people who have the disease. So everything’s closed down: movie theaters, museums, restaurants, schools, churches, weddings, funerals,” he said.

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Gingrich went on to say that “they are really trying to lock the society in place in the hopes that they can stop this virus, but it’s a very serious problem.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Dave Ramsey’s financial advice amid coronavirus pandemic: Don’t get off roller coaster in middle of ride

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Finance expert Dave Ramsey warned that investors should not “get off a roller coaster in the middle of the ride,” as he reacted Thursday to the steep declines in the futures markets following the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus a pandemic the day before.

The host of “The Dave Ramsey show” made the comment during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” alongside his daughter, personal finance expert Rachel Cruze.

“I think you do not play the stock market on the short-term. It will give you a heart attack,” he advised.

Equity futures were pointing at more losses in U.S. stock markets Thursday after President Trump delivered a speech on the coronavirus outbreak that appeared to disappoint investors.

The declines in the futures markets follow steep losses in regular trading Wednesday as investors become increasingly worried that responses from government and central banks will be insufficient to prevent the outbreak from severely impacting the global economy.

The Dow’s drop of 1,464 points dragged it 20 percent below the record set last month and put the index in a bear market. A Thursday selloff would also firmly send the S&P 500 and Nasdaq into a bear market.

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Ramsey said he thinks that by fall 2020 the market turbulence “will be a complete memory.”

He cited what happened to equity futures in 2008 as an example.

“I sat here in 2008 yelling over and over and over again. Please don’t take your money out of the market. It will be OK,” Ramsey said. “The Dow went down to 6,300 from 13,000. It went in half. Not just down a little bit.”

“It’s just down a little bit comparatively,” he noted on Thursday, referencing the current situation.

He also pointed out that following the Great Recession the Dow Jones Industrial Average “went back up to 30,000.”

On Wednesday night, Trump said he will enact a 30-day ban on all travel to and from Europe, excluding the United Kingdom, in order to slow the virus’ spread. He urged Americans to listen to directives from their local officials, such as bans on mass gatherings and social distancing protocols.

In addition, Trump announced actions designed to ease the economic cost of the outbreak, including unspecified aid for workers impacted by the virus, a deferment of tax payments for some individuals and businesses and low-interest loans for small businesses.

When host Ainsley Earhardt asked if it’s a good time to talk to a financial advisor or “just sit back and let it ride,” Cruze said, “Whenever you have money in the market, we always recommend having someone that you trust, that has the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman, you sit down with and talk to.”

“Financial advisers, they’re in this all day every day, so talk to them, get their opinion, it’s always the long game,” she continued. “Never take your money out of the retirement accounts. Leave it in.”

“Those guys are all in right now, they’re spending their whole day talking people off the ledge. It’s good to have somebody to talk you off the ledge,” Ramsey added.

Ramsey went on to note some financial opportunities as well saying that it’s a “fabulous time to refinance a mortgage.”

“If you’ve got one of those stupid adjustable rates or a balloon mortgage or even, could you believe we would say like 5 or 6 percent interest is high? That’s a high-interest mortgage. You need to refinance that baby,” he said.

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Cruze said at times like this she always tells people to “control what you can control.”

“You can’t control the global economy so do what you can for your home,” she said, adding that living on a budget, getting out of debt and having cash in the bank if emergencies happen can “set you up for success in your household.”

Fox Business’ Ken Martin and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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CPAC chair on attendee who contracted coronavirus: No evidence of symptoms among other attendees

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The chairman of the Conservative Political Action Conference said Wednesday, days after an attendee tested positive for coronavirus, that CPAC staffers have reached out to the people who may have come into contact with the patient, whether they are members of Congress or “non-VIPs.”

Some Republican lawmakers are in self-quarantine after coming into contact with the individual, who tested positive after attending the annual summit at the end of February. Matt Schlapp, the CPAC chair, was accused by critics of only alerting high-powered officials that they may have been exposed to the deadly virus.

Speaking on “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday, Matt Schlapp said everyone who may have had contact with the individual was alerted as “soon as we had hard evidence.”

CPAC staffers have reached out to more than 100 people who may have come into contact with the individual, Fox News learned on Tuesday from CPAC staffers, including dozens of people who are not elected officials – as well as members of the media who were covering the event.

“We’re still talking to as many people as we can to learn as much information as we possibly can,” Schlapp said. “We learn a little bit more every day.”

Officials from the top levels of government on the GOP side – President Trump, Vice President Pence, cabinet officials, top-ranking lawmakers – were in attendance. Several lawmakers, including Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and now-acting White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, opted to self-quarantine as a precaution.

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Schlapp, who had brief contact with the patient, said on Wednesday that nobody else who attended the conference has so far contracted the virus, including himself.

Schlapp said he is feeling “great” and “never had a symptom.”

The White House said there’s no indication that Trump or Pence were in close proximity to the stricken attendee.

The president did, however, spend time with Collins and Gaetz since CPAC. Collins shook Trump’s hand and joined him for a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Ga., on Friday. He also met with Trump at the White House last week, several days after the Feb. 26-29 conference.

Gaetz was spotted riding on Air Force One on Monday as he learned the news. White House officials said that when Gaetz learned he had been in close proximity to the man with coronavirus at CPAC, he sat by himself in a section of the president’s plane.

“The president is healthy as a horse. I’m healthy as a horse,” Schlapp said on Wednesday.

He added, “Coming out of CPAC, one thing we’ve learned is even when there is an infected person amongst thousands and thousands, in our case over 10,000 people, it is very, very difficult to contract this virus.”

The infected attendee, who reportedly is a New York City-based doctor, is currently in a hospital in Englewood, N.J. On Wednesday, Schlapp would not share or confirm the identity of the individual.

“We’re following all the public health guidelines,” he said.

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Schlapp added, “We’re going to follow the lead of the public health officials. If they decide it’s in the interest of public health to release a name, we’re going to be good with that. We’ll be happy to verify it.”

Fox News’ Melissa Leon, Brooke Singman and Chad Pergram contributed to this report.

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Art Laffer on market selloff amid coronavirus fears: ‘Put your hands in your pockets’ and wait it out

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Dr. Art Laffer, a former economic adviser to President Reagan, reacted on Tuesday to the market volatility related to coronavirus fears, advising individual investors not to make any rash decisions.

Laffer made the comments on “America’s Newsroom” one day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed over 2,000 points lower, coming back from a point drop of more than 2,150 points, or 8.2 percent, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were lower by 7.9 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively.

U.S. equity markets tumbled Monday after an oil price war broke out between Saudi Arabia and Russia and amid new cases of coronavirus, especially in the U.S.

When host Sandra Smith asked Laffer what he was thinking when he saw the Dow go down 2,000 points on Monday he said, “I was thinking make sure I put my hands in my pockets and do not do anything.”

“When markets are like that it’s like a falling knife,” he continued. “The last thing you want to do is reach in there and try to grab it, try to do a trade.”

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“What investors should do right now, unless they have special knowledge, and I mean very few have special knowledge, is just put your hands in your pockets and wait until all of this settles before you do anything,” he went on to advise.

On Tuesday morning, markets rallied following President Trump’s address to the nation the night before where he spoke of “major” and “very dramatic” economic plans as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Trump said he will ask Congress to approve a payroll tax cut and relief for hourly workers to combat the economic damage the disease has inflicted.

When Laffer was asked what he thinks about the president’s plans he said, “I think his proposal on a tax cut on payroll is great.”

He added, “Most politicians think spending is the way to solve the problem. It is not. Spending will only make the problem worse, but a tax cut will at least encourage people to want to continue working, want to continue to produce and that’s what the problem is in the economy from the coronavirus.”

Laffer also noted on Tuesday that “more people’s fortunes are ruined in panic-buying and selling.”

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“Whenever people make decisions, when they are either panicked or drunk, the consequences are rarely attractive and that especially goes for politicians, so I thought Trump’s proposal of a tax cut on payrolls was great, but that’s about all I would suggest him doing,” he continued.

Fox News’ Jonathan Garber contributed to this report.

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Melissa Francis: Why Monday’s stock market panic is ‘overdone’

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Fox Business anchor Melissa Francis said on “Outnumbered” that she thinks Monday’s “panic in the market” is “overdone,” reacting to the day’s sharp selloff.

Francis made the comment as U.S. equity markets were drastically lower Monday after an oil price war broke out between Saudi Arabia and Russia and the new coronavirus showed signs of spreading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down by as many as 2,046 points, or 7.9 percent, in the opening minutes of trading while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were lower by 7.4 percent and 7.3 percent, respectively. The Dow and S&P 500 were on track for their biggest drops since December 2008.

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“This downdraft is not about this coronavirus response this morning,” Francis noted. “It’s about what’s going on in the oil markets and we see this massive selloff in oil because Russia and Saudi Arabia were cooperating.”

She added, “It’s an oversupply in oil in the market and they were cooperating to support price. Now they are not.”

Francis then noted that there is now a price war as it pertains to crude oil.

“A lot of regular people have said, ‘Why is this bad for Americans?’ Because it might signal a recession or bring on a recession,” she noted.

Francis went on to note the connection to the novel coronavirus.

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“The reason why the price of oil is falling is because people aren’t traveling so this is really important,” she said.

“What’s important is we have the right people in Washington right now,” Francis continued. “This is what [the president’s chief economic adviser] Larry Kudlow has been saying. We have [Treasury Secretary] Steve Mnuchin. We have a president who understands credit markets and understands that as you see companies be threatened by a possible recession, by the low price in oil, that they know to how to respond in a very targeted way in order to support businesses and the economy and I think this panic in the market today is overdone.”

Fox Business’ Jonathan Garber contributed to this report.

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Kayleigh McEnany: Biden ‘can’t survive’ debate with Sanders or Trump

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Trump 2020 National Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on “Fox & Friends Weekend” that former Vice President Joe Biden would not be able to survive a one-on-one debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., or President Trump.

“Those who are saying [Biden] had a good debate the last time around, he spoke in sound bites. He was on a stage with five or six others,” McEnany said Sunday. “In a two-hour format with Bernie Sanders, this man will not survive.”

“He forgets what state he is in seven times,” she continued. “He can’t survive a debate with Bernie Sanders and he certainly can’t survive one with President Trump.”

McEnany made the comments ahead of Tuesday’s primary contests in six states where Democrats will go to the polls for the first time since Super Tuesday, with only Biden, Sanders and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, still in the race.

Speaking in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday Biden said, “We’re creating a movement here, a movement powered by the backbone of the Democratic Party, a movement that will defeat Donald Trump and restore… this nation.”

McEnany reacted to his statement on Sunday saying, “He has no movement. In fact, he has astroturfed a coalition by encouraging people to drop out, backroom, smoky deals, building a coalition of voters leaving no alternative to Bernie other than himself.”

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“He has no enthusiasm,” she continued, adding that he was lacking in donations, “at least he was until last Tuesday.” McEnany was referencing Super Tuesday when Biden was victorious in 10 out of 14 states.

“He’s funded by billionaires… there’s [sic] just a lot of backroom deals,” McEnany said Sunday.

Sanders, who won delegate-rich California on Super Tuesday, said at a campaign rally in Dearborn, Mich., on Saturday that “we believe in democracy, one person, one vote, not billionaires spending hundreds of millions of dollars.”

He continued, “I just don’t think that Joe Biden can generate enthusiasm when you got 60 billionaires contributing to his campaign.”

Biden largely has been basking in new support — even picking up the endorsement of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., who just last year accused Biden of supporting what she called racist policies that affected her personally.

Harris joined Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, ex-New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and former Maryland Rep. John Delaney in endorsing Biden.

“I know people try to make a difference between the two saying Biden is a moderate, but it’s not the case,” McEnany said Sunday. “Biden is so far left of [former President Barack] Obama. Biden supports a public option, which would crowd out private insurance. Biden wants to eliminate fossil fuels.”

“Biden is as far left as Bernie,” she continued. “He might cloak it and disguise it in moderate rhetoric, but make no mistake, this man is not a moderate.”

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She added, “This man is so far from where Obama once stood so they’ve [Democrats] embraced socialism. They have embraced a veiled, cloaked form of it in Biden.”

Fox News’ Gregg Re and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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