‘I’ll kiss it goodbye’: Trump announces hospital ship leaving ahead of schedule to help with the coronavirus pandemic

President Trump touted the “incredible work” done by the Navy as he announced that a hospital ship will be departing for the coronavirus hot spot New York ahead of schedule.

Trump said during a Thursday White House news conference that the USNS Comfort would be leaving Virginia on Saturday and is expected to arrive in New York City on Monday. The president said the ship would provide much-needed medical facilities and resources for the city, which has had more than 20,000 cases of COVID-19.

“The incredible naval hospital ship, the USNS Comfort … will be under way to New York City on Saturday,” Trump announced.
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