March 14, 2020 / 2:17 PM / 24 days ago

Trump says he's attending meetings on COVID-19 at White House

FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump declares the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency as Vice President Mike Pence listens during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said that he is attending White House meetings on Saturday on the COVID-19 outbreak caused by the coronavirus and would issue a “full report later.”

Trump issued his statement on Twitter and in a second tweet called for “SOCIAL DISTANCING.”

Reporting by Jonathan Landay; editing by Diane Craft

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