Donald Trump said the global coronavirus pandemic must be "quickly forgotten" when the United States opens "sooner rather than later" in an angry Twitter storm that included attacks on the Democratic Party and mainstream media.
"Once we OPEN UP OUR GREAT COUNTRY, and it will be sooner rather than later, the horror of the Invisible Enemy, except for those that sadly lost a family member or friend, must be quickly forgotten," the president wrote on Wednesday. "Our Economy will BOOM, perhaps like never before!!!"
His comments came as the US reported nearly 400,000 Covid-19 cases, according to tracking data published by Johns Hopkins University, and the vast majority of Americans remained under some form of stay-at-home orders issued by local governments. The White House has also recently extended its 15-day initiative to "flatten the curve" by encouraging social distancing measures nationwide for an additional 30 days.
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