Vice President Mike Pence spent the last four years serving as Donald Trump’s trusted advisor.
Now that is being put to the test.
That’s because Mike Pence just got a new job that had all hell breaking loose.
The spread of the mysterious coronavirus is panicking Americans and the stock market.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 10 percent in a week in one of the most vicious market corrections in recent memory.
President Trump sought to calm Americans and investor fears by holding a White House press conference in which Trump announced that Vice President Mike Pence would oversee the government’s response to the coronavirus.
“Mike will be working with the professionals and doctors and everyone else working, the team is brilliant,” Trump said. “Mike is going to be in charge and Mike will report back to me, but he has a certain talent for this.”
“I look forward, Mr. President, to serving in this role and bringing together all the members of the corona task force that you’ve established,” Pence said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped the decision, even complaining to Vice President Pence during a phone call between the two.
But Vice President Pence was undeterred by Speaker Pelosi’s partisan sniping.
Vice President Pence’s first move was to name Debbie Birx – who since 2014 coordinated the government’s response to AIDS and Ebola – as the White House coronavirus response coordinator.
Birx’s appointment was widely praised with even Democrats applauding the decision.
In addition to Birx, Vice President Pence added Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow and Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams.
The Vice President assured Americans during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference that the “full weight of the federal government” was behind the effort to contain any outbreak of the coronavirus within the United States.
What Americans want to know is that the Trump administration has a plan in place with the most capable experts leading the effort.
Vice President Pence chairing the response will make sure that no request for money or manpower falls through the cracks of the administration.
And Pence appointing Debbie Birx to coordinate the federal government response should send a strong signal to the public and Wall Street that the very best people are calling the shots.
In recent days, Democrat Presidential candidates such as Mike Bloomberg and Joe Biden poisoned the American people’s perception of the coronavirus response by falsely claiming that the Trump administration cut the budget for the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.
That is a lie.
In fact, President Trump signed budgets into law that granted them more money.
Democrats as well as many so-called “journalists” in the fake news media seized on a potential coronavirus outbreak to damage the President’s chances for re-election.
Now it is up to Vice President Pence and his task force to manage this crisis in a transparent and effective manner.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.