After a disorganised attempt to do things Trump’s way?
It appears that Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have put together part of the President’s ‘suggestions’ for ‘opening the country’ back up from the virus restrictions….
Trump says he also has a economic group in the White House working on the move from the economy side…
Trump suggests that with hones rolling out of his point of view?
Governor’s will follow his lead in moving ahead…
The plan is said to take in account that some regions of the country cannot do what others can…
Trump has backed away from his boast that only he can order the country back …Not Governors…
Official’s acknowledge that Trump could freelance the rollout of his plans to fit his view that he wants the country ‘rolling’ by May 1st…
CDC and FEMA officials have worked on the public health response for at least the past week, and the resulting document has been discussed at the White House, including by members of the coronavirus task force, according to two administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.
President Trump wants a final plan on reopening the country ready within days so he can issue suggestions for some states to reopen May 1, officials said.
“The plans to reopen the country are close to being finalized,” Trump said at a White House briefing Tuesday.
He said he planned to speak with all 50 governors “very shortly” and would then begin authorizing individual governors to implement “a very powerful reopening plan” at a specific time and date for each state.
He said roughly 20 states have avoided the crippling outbreaks that have affected others, and he hinted that some could begin restarting their economies even before May 1.
“We think we’re going to be able to get them open very quickly,” Trump said.
He added: “We will hold the governors accountable. But again, we’re going to be working with them to make sure it works very well.”
Other agencies and White House officials have drafted similar planning documents, a White House aide said. The version obtained by The Post appears to be an early draft by FEMA and contains granular instructions for a phased reopening of institutions such as schools, child-care facilities, summer camps, parks, faith-based organizations and restaurants.
Within the White House, one senior administration official said, Trump has been so insistent on the reopening that some officials worry only a narrow window exists to provide information to change his mind or to ensure that the effort to reopen does not significantly add to the country’s rising number of infections and deaths. The president has not committed to following the guidelines delineated in the draft.
“Beneath the bluster of the president saying May 1, and he’s in charge, and all the other things, there are real efforts to figure out how we could safely and actually do this,” that official said….