Axios: Trump Wants To Pivot On Business Shutdowns

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios:

President Trump and some of his senior officials are losing patience with the doctors’ orders. Amid dire predictions for jobs and the economy, the White House is beginning to send signals to business that there’s light at the end of the tunnel — that the squeeze from nationwide social distancing won’t be endless.

Vice President Pence, who heads the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force, had signaled the change in tone earlier when he said the CDC will issue guidance today allowing people exposed to the coronavirus to return to work sooner by wearing a mask for a certain length of time.

Trump is responding both to his own instincts and to messages that key outside allies have been sending for days. He retweeted a number of those outside allies echoing similar stances on Monday morning.