This is NOT a surprise….
The American economy IS a free fall…
The media IS running ‘hair on fire’ reports every minute day and night….
People and the World IS scared….
But at some point?
A cratered economy WLL keep going of the tracks and the virus WILL begin to subside…
For Donald Trump?
This isn’t about the virus…
It never is/was…
He is looking out for himself FIRST and formost…
The renewal for his job is coming up in 8 months….
He KNOWS that economy in the toilet will NOT let him beat Joe Biden….
He knows that American simply cannot hold social distancing in some simbilance for the next 8 months…
It will NOT work…
While Trump HAS listened to the scientists for the last month?
His political and economic antenn’s HAVE been tuned top HIS supporters who generally do NOT live the large mostly Democratic metro area’s that seem top have the most ‘hits’ for the virus New York , California and Washington State…
Trump now is reading the New York Governor Cuomo is being talked about ‘President Cuomo’. For Trump?
This has to be the same California Governor Newsom challenging him….
It comes as no surprise that the media IS reporting that President Trump IS thinking seriously about disregarding Dr Fauci and others with the call for even more drastic social interactions after the initial 15 days social distancing push the CDC requested…He may call for people to go back to work using masks and other means distance and health safety means…
Despite the experts calls for humans to stop doing what they naturally do , which to travel el and socialise ….
Americans HAVE continued to go about their lives….
And NOT just hide themselves away from something they cannot see….
“WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF,” Trump said in a late night tweet. “AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!”
The message from Trump comes as the number of coronavirus cases in the United States grows and grows and as New York becomes an epicenter. New York now accounts for an estimated 5 percent of the world’s cases.
Yet the economic calamity emanating from social distancing policies that have closed much of the U.S. economy are also having devastating effects, with some projections of 20 percent or 30 percent unemployment in the second quarter.
Some local leaders have said the restrictions that have closed bars, restaurants, theaters, music clubs and gyms could last for weeks or even months.
But Trump on Monday morning retweeted several accounts that urged the loosening of those restrictions in the name of getting Americans back to work, a sign he may be growing impatient with the dismal economic numbers that could threaten his reelection hopes in the fall….
This does NOT mean that governors will follow Trump’s leads in their states….
But they WILL be under YUGE pressure from their citizens and Trump to follow suit , narrowing the scope of restrictions ….
Their economic issue will be far more acute since they don’t print money like the federal government does and Trump has control on federal funding to states….
image….Al Drago for The New York Times