Trump says restrictions will lead to thousands of deaths, cites no evidence

Grant Boone
March 25, 2020

"We get along very well", Mr Trump said when asked about his relationship with Dr Fauci, whom he called "extraordinary".

Donald Trump is aiming to reopen "large sections of the country" by Easter, he told reporters on Tuesday, as officials advised anyone who has recently left NY to self-quarantine for two weeks. "Easter Sunday, and you'll have packed churches all over our country". My question is you have two doctors on stage with you. "You have to help them temporarily".

Fauci said a deadline would be flexible.

He said that throughout American history, presidents have often regretted taking serious actions against or without the advice of experts. America ranks third in the number of cases, after China and Italy.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, told CNN on Tuesday: "We don't think that we're going to be in any way ready to be out of this in five or six days or so, or whenever this 15 days is up from the time that they started this imaginary clock". "And we're not going to accept a premise that human life is disposable". "If we let up now we can be virtually certain that health care will be overwhelmed in many if not all parts of the country".

"We really need to know more about what the penetration is there..."

"Who suggested Easter? Who suggested that date?"

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"So that wasn't based on any of the data...?"

Later in the week, Trump declared himself a "wartime president" and said the USA is on a "wartime footing". "The apex is higher than we thought and the apex is sooner than we thought". "I mean, in all sectors, because obviously as I've said so many times, when you think you're maybe overreacting, you probably are not acting as forcefully as you should".

ABC News' Jonathan Karl then followed up on Collins' line of questioning. You are diagnosed with coronavirus. "Another 95 people have died just in the last 24 hours", he pointed out. He said that while the situation is dire in places like NY, there are other areas that are very different. And the governor of Louisiana is saying that his state may not be able to handle the cases that they're facing by early April.

"I hope we can do this by Easter", Trump told reporters at an unusually brisk White House briefing. "We can be talking about large sections of our country because there are sections of our country that we didn't talk about that are doing unbelievably well", he claimed.

During a Monday news conference that was noticeably missing Dr. Anthony Fauci, the immunologist who is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Trump insisted that it was of the utmost importance that the American people begin leaving their homes and resuming life as normal within weeks, rather than months. "People might get the misinterpretation you're just going to lift everything up and, even if somebody going like that. that's not going to happen", he said. "I mean, that's just good public health practice and common sense". "You may not want to treat it as one force for the entire country but look at flexibility in different areas".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi panned the administration's change in tune regarding social distancing, saying, "the cost to the economy of many more people getting affected and sick is an even bigger cost than we're seeing now".

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