Trump Says He’ll Have To Make A ‘Big Decision’ Over Reopening The Economy Amid Outbreak

April 10, 2020

President Donald Trump first kicked off the briefing by praising himself for the “tremendous progress” made in slowing the COVID-19 death rate, and claimed the stock market “thinks we’ve done well” in dealing with the virus.

He also said that he expects the death toll to be “substantially under” the projected 60,000 figure.

As for reopening the economy by May 1, Trump said he’d have to make a “big decision” on the issue but also he’s “not doing anything until we know that this country is going to be healthy.”

When asked how he could force the states to go back to business, Trump claimed he has the “absolute authority” to do so.

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