President Trump believes the United States has come to a turning point in the coronavirus crisis, according to reports by Fox News.
During His Wednesday press briefing in the Rose Garden, Trump claimed that the country has already “passed the peak” in new case numbers.
Because Trump is claiming the government data is showing a decrease, he is preparing updated guidelines for the American people to reopen the economy, with some states able to open “before May 1.” This could be a significant turning point in the crisis…
Why it’s important:
The American economy, along with the global economy, has been devastated by the impact of shutting down businesses to combat the virus.
In just the last 4 weeks, 22 million Americans have been forced to file for unemployment benefits, according to CNN.
This is far faster than the unemployment claims seen in 2008 during the Great Recession. What America has seen in 4 weeks took 10 months then.
This is one reason reopening the economy seems imperative for President Trump.
And keeping the economy closed could ultimately put more lives at risk, according to Trump.
The President is still trying to put a positive spin to the situation, remaining hopeful. Fox News reported his words from the Rose Garden:
“We’ll be the comeback kids,” Trump said. “We want to get our country back. We’re going to do it soon.”
These comments come amid increasing tension between President Trump and some governors as they argue who has ultimate authority to reopen the economy.
The revamped guidelines are expected from the President in the coming days as they continue to monitor the data.
- President Trump is hopeful America has “passed the peak” according to new data.
- He plans to issue fresh guidelines in the coming days to take steps toward reopening the economy.
- Trump stressed more lives could be at risk the longer the economy remains closed.