Trump Wants Americans To Go Back To Normal Despite Rising Death Toll
It is believed that America has reached its peak with the coronavirus. There are anywhere from 20,000 to 30,000 new cases every day with an ever-rising death toll now standing at 78,000. That means that we have not flattened the curve. Despite this, President Donald Trump is urging Americans to go back to normal and to accept the grim reality of more deaths. Trump and his team are mainly focused on replenishing the economy, and preparing for a possible second wave in the fall.
We will, in November.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) May 9, 2020
In the meantime, the Trump administration has accepted that more deaths from the coronavirus are necessary to reopen the country. Trump is asking Americans to come to the same conclusion. It is believed by many in the White House that hospitals are now prepared to handle a new wave of infections. The administration sees this as an indication that their response has been adequate, if not outstanding. This is the belief despite warnings from health experts that cases would increase this summer due to states lifting their restrictions.
This comes as the administration still has not announced any plans for contact tracing in the future. The White House is trying to convince citizens that it will be okay to go about their daily lives in the face of a rising death toll.
We are. That will begin on election day when America will fire you elect @JoeBiden the next President of the United states.
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) May 9, 2020
In the background is a historically high unemployment rate of 14.7 percent. Trump tried to put a confident spin on the situation by saying that this is a “transition to greatness,” in a meeting with Republicans of Congress. “We’re going to do something very fast, and we’re going to have a phenomenal year next year,” he added.
Trump’s approach was defended by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. “President Trump is committed to a data-driven approach to safely reopening the country. His steadfast leadership has saved American lives, and the American people recognize his leadership,” she said.
All we can do at this point is to wait and see what happens as the country reopens and hope that more deaths are not the result.