Departing Trump Adviser Says COVID Economic Fallout Will be, “Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen”

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Donald Trump didn’t just need medical advice, he needed economic guidance as well. The economy has taken a major hit from the result of measures to prevent the coronavirus spread. While there were loans and checks, those have run out and there are further stimulus measures expected.

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Kevin Hassett, who had previously served Trump from 2017-2019, rejoined his team during the Spring. Hassett will now be departing the White House and had a dire prediction during with the Washington Post. He told the paper that the COVID fallout with be, “unlike anything we’ve ever seen.”

The adviser explained why he was brought into the White House in the first place. “When I came back, nobody knew where the ventilators were or how many we were going to need — there were a million data-intensive questions I came back to help out with. … They needed an extra set of hands. Now, it’s functioning as normally as possible because we’ve built the tools you need.”

Then Hassett made his prediction, “I think everyone should be worried about how this is going to turn out in the end, because it’s a shock unlike anything we’ve ever seen.”

The adviser did say, however, that all is not lost. He closed, “Certainly, the crisis is not over — and there’s a lot of work to do. But there’s an incredibly competent team in place to do it.”

You can read the full interview here



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