Donald Trump: ‘We Are Not Closing the Country’ if Hit by Second Wave of Coronavirus

top news article eraoflightdotcomPresident Donald Trump said Thursday in Michigan that he would not close the country if it was hit by a second wave of the coronavirus. “We are going to put out the fires. We’re not going to close the country,” Trump said. “We can put out the fires. Whether it is an ember or a flame, we are going to put it out. But we are not closing our country.”

The president spoke during a tour of a Ford factory that was manufacturing ventilators, as he continues pushing for the country to reopen after the coronavirus-fueled shutdowns.

“We did the right thing, but now it is time to open it up,” he said. “A never-ending lockdown would invite a public health calamity. To protect the health of our people, we must have a functioning economy.”

Earlier in the day, Trump said that some Democrat governors were not reopening their states fast enough.

“You have a lot of, unfortunately in this case, Democrat governors, I think they think it’s great politics to keep it closed, but what are they doing, they’re hurting themselves, I don’t think it is good politics … they’re hurting themselves, they’re hurting their state, and it’s not good,” Trump said, and added, “You’ll break the country if you don’t.”

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3 Replies to “Donald Trump: ‘We Are Not Closing the Country’ if Hit by Second Wave of Coronavirus”

  1. Tom

    If he listen to his Intel back in January.We would not have had 95,000 people dead in the first place. This whol virus lays at his feet. The man does not have the attention SPAN OF A 5 YEAR OLD.
    In Februarywhat did he say it was a hoax!!! Now we know for sure he is not the wiseone.

  2. Marilyn G.

    Gee, Mr. President, perhaps you should’ve thought matters out a little more carefully before you declared a national freakin’ emergency and shut everything down. Not real swift. If your intel didn’t inform you that this corona virus was a nothing burger, you have lousy intel. Well isn’t THAT comforting.