President Trump Hopes U.S. Will Be Fully Functional Again "By Easter"

President Trump is very optimistic about putting a lid on the coronavirus crisis.

During a virtual town hall on Fox News Tuesday, Trump called it "absolutely possible" and argued that the U.S. is "not built to be shut down." Trump defended his comment that he doesn't want the coronavirus cure to be worse than the problem. He has suggested easing national guidelines on social distancing. Trump said the guidelines are being assessed and argued that a country could be destroyed by "closing it down."

Trump again defended how his administration has handled the crisis, especially in the early days. He argued that the U.S. loses thousands of people to the flu each year but no one suggests turning the country off. Trump also cited the numbers of people who die in car accidents every year. There are more than 40,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and the death toll is over 500. Trump again vowed that the economy will rebound quickly after the coronavirus crisis has been abated.

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