President Trump Tweets: ‘We Cannot Let the Cure Be Worse Than the Problem Itself’ By Susan Jones for CNS News
President Donald Trump, tweeting late Sunday night in all-caps, addressed a concern of many Americans — how long will our enforced isolation last?
“WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!”
The Trump administration last week urged Americans to participate in a 15-day period to “slow the spread” of coronavirus by limiting contacts with other people and staying home as much as possible.
At a news conference on Sunday, President Trump said, “we have to do great” during the 15-day period when so many places are shut down to minimize the spread of coronavirus.
“I think you have to shut it down, and you have to see it. But you know there will be a point at which we’ll say, we’re back in business, let’s go.”
Asked, “When do you start opening Main Street back up?” Trump said:
“I can’t tell you that. What I have to say is that I think we’re going to have good results. I think the American people have been amazing. I think our stimulus package will get done, and it will be a tremendous package. I mean, they may not have gotten those votes, but they’re very close to getting a deal done. So I’d be surprised if they didn’t, and if they don’t, I think, frankly, the American people will be very upset with the Democrats, because the Republicans are ready to approve a deal. The only reason, if a deal couldn’t get done, is pure politics.”
In another tweet late Sunday, President Trump complained about media coverage of his response to the coronavirus pandemic.