Trump Doubles Down On His Hope To Reopen Economy With ‘A Big Bang’

April 8, 2020
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April 8, 2020

President Trump again made it clear that he’d like to reopen the economy as soon as possible during Wednesday’s White House coronavirus task force briefing.

After saying that it will be safe to reopen the country when we’re “on that down side of that slope,” Trump expressed his optimism once the economy is reopened.

“We can do it in phases, go to some areas where — you know, some areas are much less affected than others,” Trump said. “But it would be nice to be able to open with a big bang and open up our country, or certainly most of our country.”

Trump’s latest remarks echo how he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity the night before that he’d “love to open with a big bang, one beautiful country,” which he argued is “very possible.”

The President also said during Wednesday’s briefing that he believes the country is “ahead of schedule” in terms of combating the spread of COVID-19.

Although he didn’t provide a specific timeframe on when he’d like to reopen the economy, Trump said he thinks it “will be sooner rather than later.”

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President Trump again made it clear that he’d like to reopen the economy as soon as possible during Wednesday’s White House coronavirus task force briefing.

After saying that it will be safe to reopen the country when we’re “on that down side of that slope,” Trump expressed his optimism once the economy is reopened.

“We can do it in phases, go to some areas where — you know, some areas are much less affected than others,” Trump said. “But it would be nice to be able to open with a big bang and open up our country, or certainly most of our country.”

Trump’s latest remarks echo how he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity the night before that he’d “love to open with a big bang, one beautiful country,” which he argued is “very possible.”

The President also said during Wednesday’s briefing that he believes the country is “ahead of schedule” in terms of combating the spread of COVID-19.

Although he didn’t provide a specific timeframe on when he’d like to reopen the economy, Trump said he thinks it “will be sooner rather than later.”

Scroll down for our full coverage of the briefing:

Notable Replies

  1. If Trump brings up Hunter Biden in his press briefing, the press needs to ask him why he’s complaining about nepotism when his sociopathic silver spoon fed son in law is in charge of the Covid-19 task force?

  2. When will someone give the Donald a watch so he can start on time?

  3. They won’t because they don’t want to hurt Trump’s fee-fee and have him revoke their press credentials. It’s past time for them to act as journalists and not the President’s friend.

  4. We all should remember that reality is not on Trump’s side:

    Maybe he can swing the con with 10,000 cases of Covid. Or with 100,000. But not with almost a half million**

    **That half million is closer to 1,000,000 in real cases

  5. Wouldn’t do any good, he doesn’t know how to read it. Better have the hosts of the TV show he might be watching to tell it’s time to go to his meeting.

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