Trump Pushes Back On Mnuchin; Says U.S. Will Reopen In Weeks, Not Months

At the coronavirus press conference on Monday afternoon, President Trump gave the American public what they’ve needed to hear, a time frame for lifting shelter-in-place and other restrictions that makes sense.

Pushing back on U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s comments over the weekend about this last two or three months, President Trump said:

“I’m not looking at months. I can tell you right now.”

“America will again, and soon, be open for business.”

“This was a medical problem. We are not going to let it turn into a long-lasting financial problem.”

The president wasn’t downplaying the severity of the virus. He acknowledged that the death toll will rise before things get better. He also said that we might not be able to get back to normal at the end of the week, which marks the end of the first 15-day period. But he was cautiously optimistic that we can resume some parts of normal life much sooner than the summer.

That’s great news for American businesses, workers, and consumers.

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