Trump Didn’t Consult Every Coronavirus Task Force Member Before Announcing He May Relax Social Distancing, Says Acosta


CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta mentioned Thursday that some members of the coronavirus process drive had not seen a letter President Donald Trump drafted to state governors about doubtlessly enjoyable the social distancing guidelines put forth by his administration.

In the letter, plans for rating counties in response to their danger profile—excessive, medium or low—of spreading coronavirus had been talked about.

“President Trump has told the nation’s governors in a letter that the administration is working on new guidelines that would help state and local leaders come up with new social distancing measures in the weeks ahead,” Acosta reported. “We are learning that not all coronavirus task force members had seen Mr. Trump’s letter to the governors before the letter was released.”

Newsweek reached out to the workplace of Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House coronavirus process drive for remark.

Trump Didn't Consult Every Coronavirus Task Force Member Before Announcing He May Relax Social Distancing, Says Acosta
CNN reporter Jim Acosta mentioned Thursday that not all members of the White House coronavirus process drive had been instructed of President Donald Trumps plans to calm down social distancing pointers. Alex Wong/Getty

“My Administration is working to publish new guidelines for State and local policymakers to use in making decisions about maintaining, increasing, or relaxing social distancing and other mitigation measures they have put in place,” Trump’s letter learn.

“This is what we envision: Our expanded testing capabilities will quickly enable us to publish criteria, developed in close coordination with the Nation’s public health officials and scientists, to help classify counties with respect to continued risks posed by the virus,” the letter mentioned. “This will incorporate robust surveillance testing, which allows us to monitor the spread of the virus throughout the country. Under these data-driven criteria, we will suggest guidelines categorizing counties as high-risk, medium-risk, or low-risk.”

Some Trump critics consider that the potential enjoyable of present coronavirus protocols, akin to social distancing, could also be key to his acknowledged want to reopen U.S. companies, a lot of which have been closed by state-mandated stay-at-home orders.

On Thursday, information launched by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics confirmed that the coronavirus pandemic had precipitated 3.Three million Americans to file for unemployment insurance coverage throughout the span of 1 week. While the numbers represented the best variety of unemployment claims for the reason that starting of October 1982, Trump mentioned the economic system would rebound after the specter of the virus within the U.S. had ended.

“I know those numbers but I think you’ll see a very fast turnaround once we have a victory over the hidden enemy, as I say, it’s a hidden enemy,” Trump mentioned. “We’ll see what happens, but they’re fully expected numbers, at least.”

Trump has pinpointed the April celebration of Easter Sunday because the potential goal date for his reopening of the nation. On Tuesday, Trump instructed Fox News that he would “love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter.”

In a Thursday interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Trump mentioned he might reopen the nation in sections.

“There’s a possibility I’ll do it in quadrants, in pieces,” Trump mentioned. “You’ll take the Farm Belt. You’ll take certain states that aren’t badly impacted where they have almost none or just a little bit.”

“They all have a little bit,” Trump added, “but many of them have just a little bit and they have it under control.”

Recent information signifies 88,594 confirmed constructive instances within the U.S. with 1,300 deaths attributable to the virus. 1,868 people have been categorised as recovered.