CNN's Bash praises Trump's tone: 'The kind of leader that people need'

CNN's Bash praises Trump's tone: 'The kind of leader that people need'
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CNN's Dana BashDana BashThe Hill's 12:30 Report: McConnell, Pelosi at odds over next relief bill CNN's Tapper scolds Biden for not coughing into his elbow during live interview The Southern Poverty Law Center and yesterday's wars MORE lauded President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE's tone on Tuesday afternoon following the White House's daily briefing on the coronavirus pandemic.

The network's chief political correspondent called him "the kind of leader that people need" amid the growing crisis. 

The perspective from Bash comes as coronavirus cases surge this week and more drastic measures such as school closings, quarantines, gathering bans and business shutdowns occur throughout the country. 
 
Bash noted that Trump has struck a more measured tone in recent days while the administration has won praise from Democratic governors including California's Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomGovernors win high marks for coronavirus response, outpacing Trump Los Angeles mayor says all residents should wear masks The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - All eyes on today's unemployment numbers MORE and New York's Andrew Cuomo regarding its responsiveness. 

“If you look at the big picture, this was remarkable from the president of the United States,” Bash said following the briefing. “This is a nonpartisan, this is an important thing to note and to applaud from an American standpoint, from a human standpoint.”

“He is being the kind of leader that people need, at least in tone, today and yesterday, in tone that people need, and want and yearn for in times of crisis and uncertainty,” she added.
 
Trump on Tuesday said his focus is saving "the maximum number of lives" while declaring the economy will come "roaring back." 

“We are looking to save the maximum number of lives,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “Everything else is going to come back. A life is never going to come back. Our economy is going to come roaring back.”
 
The president also reiterated that Americans should avoid gatherings of 10 or more people, and urged people to work from home and avoid discretionary travel.
 
The U.S. death toll currently stands at 93 as of Tuesday afternoon, and there are more than 5,000 cases of the virus confirmed throughout the country.