Trump says ‘there’ll be more death’ from coronavirus, but reopening is worth it

Trump says ‘there’ll be more death’ from coronavirus, but reopening is worth it

President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on supporting Native Americans, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Phoenix.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday acknowledged that reopening parts of the nation’s economy now, against the advice of many health experts, would inevitably cost some Americans their lives. But he argued that the benefits outweighed the costs. 

“It’s possible there will be some [deaths] because you won’t be locked into an apartment or house or whatever it is,” Trump told ABC’s David Muir in a rare network news interview. “But at the same time, we’re going to practice social distancing, we’re going to be washing hands, we’re going to be doing a lot of the things that we’ve learned to do over the last period of time.”

As of Tuesday, U.S. deaths…



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