Trump tells Florida seniors they'll be 'first in line' for coronavirus vaccine

Trump tells Florida seniors they'll be 'first in line' for coronavirus vaccine


President Trump made an appeal to seniors in Florida on Friday, saying older Americans will be “first in line” for a coronavirus vaccine.

Speaking indoors to several hundred people — some without masks — in Fort Myers, Mr. Trump said seniors are his biggest priority.

“I will protect you, I will defend you, and I will fight for you with every ounce of energy and conviction that I have,” Mr. Trump said. “As president, I am deeply aware that America’s 54 million seniors have borne the heaviest burden of the ‘China Virus.’ I feel their pain.”

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He said the U.S. will overcome the pandemic, and he told the audience not to listen to “the professional pessimists.” Cases of COVID-19 have been rising in at least 40 states in the past two weeks, and the U.S. has surpassed 8 million infections.

“My message to America’s seniors today is one of optimism, confidence, and hope,” Mr. Trump said. “Your sacrifice has

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