Donald Trump put in place social distancing guidelines as part of a “15 days to stop the spread” campaign.
The economy shut down as Americans stayed indoors to do their part to help break the chain of coronavirus transmission.
And now Donald Trump made the one coronavirus announcement every American was waiting for.
President Trump made it clear the country cannot stay shutdown forever.
Even New York’s Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo agreed, stating in a press conference that the country needed to begin pivoting to planning how to reopen the economy and stave off a second Great Depression.
President Trump met with the press and made it clear that he believed the country needed to reopen at some point and that while he would listen to the health experts the President would also take into account the fact that if the economy stays shut down for too long the country will collapse.
“If it were up to the doctors, they may say, ‘Let’s keep it shut down, let’s shut down the entire world . . . and let’s keep it shut for a couple of years,’” the President told reporters. “We can’t do that.”
The President also added that if the economy stayed shut down for weeks and months people would lose their jobs and their lives would spiral out of control leading to depression, anxiety, and suicide.
“We have people who get tremendous anxiety and depression and you have suicides over things like this when you have terrible economies. You have death probably, definitely would be in far greater numbers than the numbers we’re talking about with regard to the virus,” the President added.
The President dismissed complaints from the fake news reporters claiming the President was picking the economy over public health by wanting to reopen the country’s economy.
“We’re going to come up with a date and we’re going to do two things,” the President declared. “We can do two things at one time. At the same time, we’re going to be very vigilant.”
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.