Despite the coronavirus doom and gloom, President Donald Trump believes we’re ready for an economic “resurrection.” He wants to see America wide open for business and all the churches full on Easter Sunday. An economic revival “would be a beautiful thing,” he declared. “Easter’s a very special day for me.”
President prays for an Easter miracle
Covid-19 is a cousin to the common cold. Every single year, the ordinary flu kills a huge number of people but nobody disrupts their lives over it. “We lose thousands and thousands of people a year to the flu. We don’t turn the country off,” Trump notes. It’s time, the President insists, to put this in perspective. “We’re opening up this incredible country. Because we have to do that.”
“I would love to have the country opened up, and rarin’ to go by Easter,” President Trump declared. This year, it falls on April 12. “It’s such an important day for other reasons, but I’d love to make it an important day for this.” Later he told Fox, “Wouldn’t it be great to have all the churches full?”
President Trump understands that the epidemiologists get the final say. “I’m not sure that’s going to be the day, but that would be a beautiful thing,” he told reporters on Tuesday.
The President is convinced that his top medical advisers, especially “Dr. Deep State,” Anthony Fauci, have been overly pessimistic in their emphasis on impending gloom and doom. “I think we should really be overly aggressive and get criticized for overreacting,” Fauci told NBC.
If we were dealing with a disease like Ebola, it would already be too late, but thankfully, we’re not.
States continue the lockdowns
As President Trump was speaking at the “virtual town hall,” numerous states have closed down bars, restaurants, and other businesses with their residents ordered to stay home. Schools are closed until further notice. This is a major combined effort to slow the spread of the outbreak and the administration recognizes the hardship. If Americans continue to do their part voluntarily, no heavy handed federal mandatory restrictions will be needed.
Senior lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are working around the clock to hammer out a stimulus package to put money directly in the hands of those who need it the most, ordinary Americans. Small businesses are in chaos and they need a huge helping hand as well. It’s on the way.
By the end of the initial two-week quarantine, the administration should be in a position to re-evaluate the situation. Further lockdowns might not help as much as they would hurt. If at all possible, we should be getting back to work as soon as we can. “The faster we go back, the better it’s going to be.”
Closing down businesses brings the whole country to its knees. “We’re not built that way,” Trump explains. “I don’t want the cure to be worse than the problem itself. You can destroy a country this way.”