President Trump: "there's also death involved in keeping it closed," when asked of re-opening the economy

President Trump: "there's also death involved in keeping it closed," when asked of re-opening the economy


President Trump: "there's also death involved in keeping it closed," when asked of re-opening the economy


President Donald Trump said, "there's also death involved in keeping it closed," when he was asked about the dangers of re-opening the country while the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is ongoing.


The president says mental health is a concern, and suicide hotlines "are exploding" as people lose their jobs.

Drug addiction is also a problem, he says, and claims that people who didn't take drugs before doing so now because "they have no money coming in".

"Other than the money we're getting them," he adds, referring to the economic stimulus cheques from the government. "We've opened up the coffers...we're helping people, which is why I wish the Democrats would help us a little bit."

Trump says that the re-opening process will happen in partnership with the state governors, "as they see fit".