President Trump has said he wants to reopen the country's businesses in a matter of weeks, not months, even as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the United States.
"We can't have the cure be worse than the problem," Trump said at a briefing on Monday. "We have to open our country because that causes problems that, in my opinion, could be far bigger problems."
Health experts have made it clear that Americans must socially distance, but doing so has sent the market into a free fall.
Trump said that if closures continue for months there would be "probably more death from that than anything that we're talking about with respect to the virus."