President Donald Trump told Fox News on Tuesday, that “I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter.”
Trump made the comments after being asked about the recent upward bounce of the Dow during this time of self-quarantine and social distancing due to the spread of the Coronavirus.
“Well, I think the Dow was helped by the fact that they - there were theories that we were going to stay out for four or five months. And you can't do that. You would destroy our country if you did a thing like that,” Trump said.
“And we're going to be opening relatively soon. Our time comes up (the recommended self-quarantine and social distancing) on Monday or Tuesday or, you know, the allotted two weeks. But we'll stay a little bit longer than that. But we want to get open very soon. I think that was a big reason it's gone up. I also think that the fact that the Senate and the House, we seem to be getting along as much as you can get along. We seem to be getting along now on a on a bill.
I think that maybe had even less of an impact than the fact that we're opening up this incredible country, because we have to do that. I'd love to have it open by Easter. OK. I would love to have it open by Easter. I will. I will tell you that right now. I would love to have that. It's such an important day for other reasons. But I'll make it an important day for this, too. I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter.”