U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday, April 5, at the White House in Washington that as of this upcoming Tuesday he will have deployed over 3,000 military and public health professionals to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other parts of the country.

READ MORE: Trump also sent well wishes to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after news broke earlier Sunday he had been admitted to a hospital with the coronavirus.

"All Americans are praying for him. He's a friend of mine," Trump said.

Johnson's office said he was being admitted for tests because he still has symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus.

During a White House briefing, Trump also announced Washington state will be returning 400 ventilators that Gov. Jay Inslee said were not needed.

The coronavirus is projected to kill more than 100,000 Americans. It has effectively shuttered the economy, torpedoed the stock market and rewritten the rules of what used to be called normal life.

But in this moment of upheaval, Trump and his advisers haven't lost sight of the opportunity to advance his agenda such as tightening borders and bringing back the entertainment tax deduction. (AP)

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