President Donald Trump urged the re-opening of America during Saturday’s Coronavirus Task Force briefing.
“We want to finish this war,” Trump said.
“We have to get back to work,” he continued. “We have to get — we have to open our country again.”
“We have to open our country again,” he said. “We don’t want to be doing this for months and months and months.”
“We’re going to open our country again,” he promised, without offering a timeline to do so.
Big takeaway from this briefing: Trump is losing patience with social distancing – frustrated waiting to reopen the country – and it could well be that the data that convinced him to extend guidelines for 30 days won't be convincing – to him- any more.
— Chris Jansing (@ChrisJansing) April 4, 2020
“I can’t tell you a date,” he said later in the brieifing.
Watch Part I:
We will use every possible resource to end this war and open our country again. pic.twitter.com/XeW0z7FsPf
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 4, 2020
Watch Part II:
"We have to open our country. I had an expression: The cure cannot be worse than the problem itself." — Trump's tone has reverted back to wanting to get the economy back up and running as soon as possible pic.twitter.com/SAET9020gi
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 4, 2020