Trump says coronavirus comeback underway: People ‘feel good’
WASHINGTON â? President Trump invited The Post into the Oval Office on Monday for an hour-long interview in which he declared âthereâs a great optimismâ in America and predicted some sort of strong economic rebound from typically the coronavirus crisis during the 4th quarter of 2020.
Trump said he believes a countrywide comeback from the coronavirus outbreak is underway and that Americans are beginning to âfeel good.â
âI think theyâre starting to feel good now. The countryâs opening again. We saved millions of lives, I think,â said Trump, sitting behind typically the Resolute desk along with a long listing of accomplishments by his management printed out in front connected with him.
The president forecast that the steep economic recession will end soon as areas allow businesses to reopen following COVID-19 infected nearly 1. 3 million Americans, killed almost 70, 000 and left 30 zillion unemployed â? about 18 pct of all US workers.
âYou have to be careful, but you have to get back to work,â Trump said. âPeople want the country openâ¦ I guess we have 38 states that are either opening or are very close.â
Trump, wearing a navy suit, azure tie, and with an American flag pin on his lapel, praised Floridaâs first step Monday toward reopening businesses. âFlorida is doing great,â they said, calling Republican Ron DeSantis âa good governor.â
âI think theyâre starting to feel good now. The countryâs opening again. We saved millions of lives, I think,â he said.
The president also foresaw some sort of dramatic within economic indicators simply by the end of year.
âWeâll open it up and I think your fourth quarter is going to be very good,â he said.
âWe did the right thing and now weâre bringing the country back. And I think thereâs a great optimism. I donât know if you see it, but I think thereâs a great optimism now.â
Trump said he was upbeat that steps taken by their administration will tamp down COVID-19.
âHopefully we can keep the plague, keep the virus at bay. If we have a flare up, we can put it out. Weâve learned a lot.â
But Trump ignored a leaked Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projection connected with daily deaths nearly doubling above the the following month as âfake news.â
Asked about The New York Times report, he said, âI know nothing about it. I donât know anything about it. Nobody told me that. I think itâs â I think itâs false, I think itâs fake news.â
White House spokesman Judd Deere stated Monday the fact that report â? determining 3, 000 deaths per moment by early June â? Â had not been âpresented to the coronavirus task force or gone through interagency vetting.â
The Times reported that CDC projection had been âbased on government modeling pulled together in chart form by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.â The projection also forecast a rise in new daily infections.
Trump also contrasted the wide-spread shutdown of businesses with some sort of âherd immunityâ approach that he stated could have killed more when compared with 2 million people, as outlined by earlier projections.
Trump declared in case there was a silver liner out of all misery it is of which Americans are eager to give back supply chains towards the US, which includes the production of medicine by China.
âNow, the one thing that the pandemic has taught us is that I was right,â Trump stated. âYou know, I had people say, âNo, no, itâs good. You keep â you do this and that.â Now those people are really agreeing with me. And that includes medicine and other things, you know.â