WATCH: Trump says US ‘very ready’ for virus; Pence to lead response

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the U.S. is “very, very ready” for whatever the coronavirus threat brings, and he put his vice president in charge of overseeing the nation’s response.

Trump sought to minimize fears of the virus spreading widely across the U.S., saying, “I don’t think it’s inevitable.”

Watch a video of the news conference below.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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