President Donald Trump defended his huge budget cuts to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during a Wednesday press conference on the federal government's response to the coronavirus.
He said it was easy to bolster the public-health agency and cited his business approach toward running the federal government.
"I'm a businessperson. I don't like having thousands of people around when you don't need them," Trump said. "When we need them, we can get them back very quickly."
The president said some of the experts targeted by the cuts "hadn't been used for many years" and that additional federal money and new medical staffers could be obtained swiftly since "we know all the good people."
Question: are there thousands of doctors, capable of fighting a coronavirus pandemic, who can be gotten back very quickly?