President Trump said today that he wants the country to be reopen by Easter and the stock market surged after the announcement.
Speaking from the Rose Garden alongside others on his coronavirus taskforce, Trump said he “would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter.” The holiday this year lands on April 12.
Trump argued he doesn’t want “to turn the country off” and see a continued economic downfall from the pandemic. He also said he worries the U.S. will see “suicides by the thousands” if coronavirus devastates the economy.
Joe Biden was quick to respond claiming Trumps proposal would be even more detrimental for the economy.