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Trump wants to reopen America by May despite expert concerns

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    Trump wants to reopen the country next month Trump wants to reopen America by May despite expert concerns
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Trump, according to a Washington Post report, wants to restart business by 1 May. He’s worried about how the volatile stock market and unemployment numbers will reflect his chances for reelection.

Donald Trump wants to reopen the country next month despite concerns from both economists and health experts that the coronavirus pandemic is nowhere near over.

Trump, according to a Washington Post report, wants to restart business by 1 May. He’s worried about how the volatile stock market and unemployment numbers will reflect his chances for reelection.

Publicly, Trump seems to have the backing of some of his top aides. In an interview on CNBC on Thursday, treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin said “I do” when asked if he thought the country could reopen in about a month.

But health experts worry that reopening the government prematurely could dramatically reverse some of the progress the country has made in fighting the virus.

Trump’s concerns about a struggling economy are likely to only get worse. Economists are expecting the United States to “suffer its largest-ever contraction this quarter and the unemployment rate to soar to a post-Depression record, followed by a recovery that will be moderate and drawn out” according to Bloomberg News.