Trump is throwing a tantrum because of the immediate pushback that he has gotten for his idea to “reopen the economy” by Easter.
The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success. The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2020
It is not the media that is pushing back against Trump. It’s doctors, scientists, and governors who are resisting Trump’s call to bring the economy back to business as usual. The country is in the early stages of a coronavirus pandemic and by no metric is it ready to return to normal activity.
Donald Trump doesn’t have the power to force the states to lift the coronavirus restrictions. The governors are putting the nation ahead of Trump’s reelection campaign, and there is nothing that Trump can do to prevent them from placing public health first.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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