President Trump has repeatedly expressed concern about America’s economy, which came to a crashing halt after all non-essential activity in the U.S. was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday, March 29, the president announced that he was extending the “social distancing” guidelines until April 30th in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
As a result of the shutdown, businesses have shuttered their doors, shopping areas stand empty and silent, and hundreds of thousands of people have lost their jobs.
“We have to open our country up, we have to get going!” President Trump said at a press briefing this week. “No country was designed for this, where you close it. Our country had the greatest economic boom in history. We had the most people working that we’ve ever had, 160 million people, and now they want no one to leave their house. That’s called cold turkey!”
“I hope it’s going to come back very quickly,” Trump said.
Dr. Zeke Emanuel, one of the architects of ObamaCare and an adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on the coronavirus, declared this week that the country cannot possibly return to normal until a coronavirus vaccine is developed in about 18 months.
“Conferences, concerts, sporting events, religious services, dinner in a restaurant, none of that will resume until we find a vaccine, a treatment, or a cure,” declared Emanuel, who is also the brother to former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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President Trump: “We have to open our country up. We have to get going. We have to open our country up.” pic.twitter.com/0u2jcF1PKW
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