Sunday at the White House coronavirus task force press conference, President Trump cast the fight against the outbreak as a "great national trial."
"I know that this is a challenging time for all Americans. We are enduring a great national trial. And we will prove that we can meet the moment," Trump said. "We're doing everything we can each day to defeat this horrible invisible enemy. We're at war -- in a true sense, we're at war. And we're fighting an invisible enemy."
"For those of you who are feeling alone and isolated, I want you to know that we are all joined together as one people, eternally linked by our shared national spirit... no American is alone as long as we are united."