Trump: "We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself"

by Bryan Brammer · Mar 23rd, 2020 10:17 am

Last Updated Mar 23rd, 2020 at 10:37 am

In a tweet posted late Sunday evening, President Trump said that the United States cannot let the imposed restrictions meant to curb the spread of coronavirus "be worse than the problem itself."

Trump — along with several White House leaders, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — is apprehensive that the economic fallout from the nationwide order of "social distancing" may outweigh the damage from the virus itself.

According to people close to the president, Trump has begun discussing ways to return people to work just three days after he helped the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launch its 15-day plan to control the spread of COVID-19.

One person close to the situation said it is likely the CDC guidelines would be loosened rather than eliminated altogether.


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