Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning.
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Wolf was asked about the online rumblings that the US was going to implement a national shutdown in the coming days.
Chad Wolf: We’ve seen a number of reports and I’ve personally gotten contacted a number of times about text messages or these screenshots going around that say “I know someone at DHS and they say we are going to have a national lockdown or a national quarantine. I would say that’s absolutely false. That’s not true. And it is part of a disinformation campaign. And what we know is whether it’s Russia or whether it’s other cyber actors they like to sew discord on any controversial issue. It doesn’t have to just be elections. It’s any issue and we’re seeing that now with the coronavirus. So what I would say to the American people is don’t believe it, don’t pass it along. And get your information from trusted officials like state officials and your federal officials.
Maria Bartiromo: And you’re going to have enough data by middle of April, end of April to figure out if this is working right?
Chad Wolf: Certainly the doctors on the task force, CDC, HHS and the like are really tracking that data day by day. What I will say is some of the aggressive measures we are putting in place now to see results in 3 to 4 to 5 weeks from now.
Via Sunday Morning Futures.