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Trump May Take Carnival Up on Hospital Ships -- Just Not Now

Grand Princess Cruise Ship Docks At The Port Of Oakland
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump said he may yet take Carnival Corp. up on its offer to use its cruise ships as hospitals to relieve coronavirus-related strain on the health-care system. But he said they weren’t needed now.

“If we need it, we’ll let you know,” Trump said at a Friday media briefing, recounting a conversation with Carnival Chairman Micky Arison. “Right now, we don’t need it.”