Trump: ‘Our country wants to go back to work’
In a Tuesday afternoon interview with Bill Hemmer of Fox News, President Donald Trump stated he thought the country getting back to work by Easter was “absolutely possible.”
Trump emphasized that, while hygiene protocols will remain vital, a return to normalcy is important to the American people.
“People are going to have to practice all of the social distancing, and don’t shake hands, and wash your hands and all of the things that we’re doing now but we have to get our country back to work,” he said. “Our country wants to be back at work. Our country wants to go back to work.”
He was also quick to point out that the extreme measures taken to combat coronavirus (COVID-19) can outweigh the benefit of implementation.
“The cure is worse than the problem,” Trump remarked.
As someone who campaigned on a job creation platform and oversaw one of the biggest economic booms in decades until the COVID-19 outbreak, Trump expressed concern about the long-term effects of a shutdown.
“They’re going to lose their jobs maybe to never get them back,” he said. “They’re going to lose their businesses never to get them back. We want to start up as soon as we can because we’re going to have a very quick comeback if we do that. If we delay this thing out, you’re going to lose more people than you’re losing with the situation as we know it. So I think it’s very important for our country to go back.”
In response to Hemmer’s point that his position is controversial, Trump indicated he has been contacted by people supporting the position.
“Most people think I’m right about it,” he declared.
“Our country has to get back to work, otherwise it’s going to be very hard to start it up again,” he said. “We can’t lose the advantage that we have.”
Tim Howe is an owner of Yellowhammer Multimedia