Vice President Mike Pence listens as President Donald Trump speaks with astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch as they conduct the first all-female spacewalk, from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Vice President Mike Pence assured the people of America that once this pandemic is over that the economy will come “roaring back.”
During a Tuesday night interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Hannity asked Pence about the dire economic situation that has reared its head as the Wuhan virus has essentially put the economy on pause. Pence assured the country that no worker will have to worry about missed paychecks as the Trump administration is working with Congress to get paid leave. He also told the Fox News host that Coronavirus tests will be provided free to every American regardless of whether or not they have insurance.
“Any hourly worker in this country who feels like they may have contracted the Coronavirus should stay home, and they shouldn’t worry about missing a paycheck,” Pence said. “We’re working with Congress to ensure that paid leave is available for hard-working Americans, but making sure that this economy gets back on its feet, that Americans are able to weather this time has — is also a priority for President Trump. We’re talking with leadership in both parties on Capitol Hill.”
“And we’re very confident that, as Congress did before with the Supplemental Bill, the legislation that’s moving through today that will bring paid family leave and cover the cost of a Coronavirus test for every American, whether they have insurance or not, we’re going to build on that, an economic stimulus package that will bring us through this time,” Pence continued.
The Vice President assured that when this is all over, the economy will go back to its healthy state and quickly.
“And when we are through the Coronavirus, as the President said again today, we know this economy will come roaring back, Sean. And all the fundamentals are there, and the best thing we can do for the economy is what the President called on every American to do yesterday in the 15 days to slow the spread.”
“The more we can do, every single one of us, to prevent the spread in our family, in our community, at our place of work, the sooner we will be through this. It will still be weeks and months to go, but we can lessen the impact of the Coronavirus in the weeks and months ahead, and we can save lives,” Pence added. “And as the President said, when we defeat the Coronavirus in the United States, this economy will come roaring back.”