Trump says the US is not gonna open as he previously wanted

  • President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will not reopen the economy “until we know this country is going to be healthy.”
  • Trump said he also plans to announce an “Opening our Country Council” on Tuesday comprised of business leaders and doctors and potentially governors that will help determine how to reopen the economy.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reportedly projected that lifting stay-at-home orders, school closures and social distancing after just 30 days would lead to an infection spike this summer.

President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will not reopen the economy “until we know this country is going to be healthy.”

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reportedly projected that lifting stay-at-home orders, school closures and social distancing after just 30 days would lead to an infection spike this summer, according to documents first reported by The New York Times.

When asked whether Trump had seen federal projections that the coronavirus could resurge if the 30-day shelter-in-place orders were lifted, he said he had not seen the projections.

“We’re looking at a date, we hope we’ll be able to fulfill a certain date, but we’re not doing anything until we know this country is going to be healthy,” Trump said during a White House press briefing. “We don’t want to go back and start doing it over again, even though it would be in a smaller scale.”

Trump said he also plans to announce an “Opening our Country Council” on Tuesday comprised of business leaders and doctors and potentially governors that will help determine how to reopen the economy.

“I’ve gained great respect for governors, both Republican and Democrat. I’ve actually become friends with some of the Democrat governors that I wouldn’t have really had the privilege of getting to know,” Trump said.

www.cnbc.com/2020/04/10/trump-says-hes-not-going-to-reopen-economy-until-we-know-this-country-is-going-to-be-healthy.html