US President Donald Trump says that teams from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will stand ready for possible deployment as schools across the nation reopen for in-school classes.
Speaking to members of the press on Wednesday, Trump listed a series of general recommendations for upcoming school openings.
The US president also reiterated his proposal for $70 billion in funding for kindergarten to 12th grade (K-12) schools, giving preference to schools that reopen for in-person classes.
According to the proposal, originally announced back in July, “approximately $35 billion of the $70 billion will be reserved for schools that reopen.”
“I think the money should follow the student,” Trump argued from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. “That’s something we want to do, and we’re having a hard time with the Democrats.”