REPORT: Dems fume at Trump, comments trigger congressional debate

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Top Democrats are deriding President Trump’s suggestion that he’d like to see the U.S. economy reopened soon, as the White House weighs how to refine nationwide social-distancing guidelines to put some workers back on the job amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The president, who tweeted Sunday that “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF,” declared at a Fox News virtual town hall on Tuesday that he “would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter.” The holiday this year lands on April 12.

The article goes on to state the following:

The president’s push prompted an immediate backlash.

Trump’s push to relax social-distancing restrictions has “ignited a fierce debate on Capitol Hill,” The Hill reported.

From The Hill:

The fight is mostly playing out along party lines, with pro-business Republicans desperate for American life to get back to normal. They argue the economic toll from the Great Shutdown of 2020 will be far worse than the lives lost from the deadly virus.

Democrats, for the most part, have made the case that more stringent and aggressive public-health measures are needed to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which has already infected more than 46,000 people in the U.S. and killed at least 610. 

“It is irresponsible to place the desire to shrink the COVID-19 economic recession before protecting the lives of the American people,” said Virginia Rep. Don Beyer, the top Democrat on the Joint Economic Committee who was quarantined with his wife after they were exposed to the coronavirus. 

“How many of our family members must we sacrifice to prop up the stock market?”

Trump’s comments sparked a fierce debate in the media and across social platforms. Examples follow.

Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted:

“It’s incredible that this has to be said: Letting thousands of people needlessly suffer and die is wrong. It’s also not a recipe for rescuing the economy.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden criticized Trump:

Former Obama White House cabinet secretary Chris Lu tweeted:

“Countries with flatter curves than the U.S. are taking more drastic measures. Nevertheless, Trump wants to take the foot off the accelerator and restart the economy. That’s not going to end well.”

According to Vox, Bill Gates said we can’t restart the economy and simply “ignore that pile of bodies over in the corner.”

“It’s very irresponsible for somebody to suggest that we can have the best of both worlds,” Gates reportedly said, possibly in reference to Trump saying Americans can work and move about society while still practicing safe practices to slow the spread of coronavirus.

House Speaker Nanci Pelosi (D – Cali.):

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