President Donald Trump on Thursday said “we are not closing our country” if the U.S. is hit by a second wave of coronavirus infections. “People say that’s a very distinct possibility, it’s standard,” Trump said when asked about a second wave during a tour of a Ford factory in Michigan.
“We are going to put out the fires. We’re not going to close the country,” Trump said. “We can put out the fires. Whether it is an ember or a flame, we are going to put it out. But we are not closing our country.”
Trump has previously said there may be “embers” of the pandemic that persist in the U.S. past the summer, but he maintains that they will be stamped out.
It’s not his call to make, obviously.
President Trump on possible second wave of coronavirus cases:
“People say that’s a very distinct possibility. It’s standard. And we’re gonna put out the fires. We’re not gonna close the country.” pic.twitter.com/ZGCxdn6e5W
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 21, 2020