Trump Says he Wants Economy Opened, Country 'Raring to go' by April 12

Headline Roundup March 24th, 2020

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he'd like the country "raring to go" by Easter Sunday on April 12, stating a desire to see "packed churches" on Easter and a reopening of the U.S. economy. Many reports, especially from left- and center-rated outlets, focused on statistics and advice from health experts that frame Trump's stated goal as overly optimistic due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and public health crisis.

Trump Says he Wants Economy Opened, Country 'Raring to go' by April 12

From the Center

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signaled that he wanted to ease up on coronavirus-related restrictions in a matter of weeks, even as his top experts say it could take months for life to go back to normal.

"I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter," Trump said during a Fox News town-hall event at the White House. Easter is on April 12, in 19 days.

The Fox News host Bill Hemmer responded that it "would be a great American resurrection."

In a...

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From the Left

The novel coronavirus pandemic is spreading around the globe and in the United States, resulting in more than 46,000 cases domestically and nearly 600 deaths.

The federal government has been rolling out its response to the virus, its efforts to stem the tide as well as to stimulate the economy, which has taken a severe hit.

President Donald Trump is signaling that he's considering loosening coronavirus social distancing guidelines amid the growing economic fallout, while public health officials warn that approach could quickly overload hospital systems and cost more lives....

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From the Right

President Trump said Tuesday during a Fox News virtual townhall that he wants the country’s economy re-opened by Easter amid questions over how long people should stay home and businesses should remain closed to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Speaking from the Rose Garden alongside others on his coronavirus taskforce, Trump said he "would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter." The holiday this year lands on April 12.

Trump argued he doesn’t want “to turn the country off” and see a continued...

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