The Washington Post reports:
President Trump says federal guidance urging social distancing will stay in place through April 30. He backed off his hope that the country will be “opened up” by Easter Sunday, saying that deaths due to the coronavirus will likely peak in two weeks.
”Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won,” he said. Confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide passed 700,000 on Sunday, as countries warned the virus could disrupt lives for months, if not years.
Trump on his Easter goal: “that was aspirational.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 29, 2020
President Trump says he doesn’t believe floating Easter Sunday as a day to ease guidelines was not a mistake because it was “aspirational.” Now, he says Easter should be the “peak” of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 29, 2020