He acknowledged the probable risk of a second coronavirus wave but he isn’t planning to shut down the country again if it comes.
On Thursday, President Trump speaking at a Ford Motor Co. plant in Detroit said that he is not going to close the country if the second wave of the pandemic hit next fall: “We’re not going to close the country. We’re going to put out the fires. Whether it’s an ember or a flame, we’re going to put it out. But we’re not closing our country.”
Explaining his decision, Trump said that it’s necessary for the United States to be a manufacturing nation: “America needs to be a strong nation. I’m fighting to bring back our jobs from China and many other countries.”