President Donald Trump said he “totally” disagrees with Dr Fauci on the issue of whether schools should re-open during the coronavirus outbreak.
Trump: “You’re Having Bedlam In The Streets”
On Tuesday, Dr Anthony Fauci, the much lauded medical official, warned lawmakers against the apparent dangers of re-opening schools in the autumn, given that a vaccine or similar treatment would likely be unavailable before the new school year starts.
“If this were a situation where you had a vaccine, that would really be the end of the issue in a positive way,” Dr Fauci testified. “But as I mentioned in my opening remarks, even at the top speed we’re going, we don’t see a vaccine playing in the ability of individuals to get back to school this term.”
Speaking to FOX Business’s Maria Bartiromo, President Trump responded to Fauci’s comments, saying that while Fauci is “a good person, a very good person, I’ve disagreed with him.” The President argued that the schools should be re-opened, as “young people are very little affected by this.”
“We have to get the schools open, we have to get our country open, we have to open our country,” the President said.
While it was critical that the re-opening of schools still happened safely, “we also want to do it as quickly as possible, we can’t keep going on like this,” he argued, adding that “you’re having bedlam already in the streets, you can’t do this. We have to get it open. I totally disagree with him on schools.”
Not A Full “Coming Back” Of The Country Until Schools Open
The President backed up his critiques of Fauci in a Wednesday press briefing, arguing that his testimony “is not an acceptable answer, especially when it comes to schools.”
The President reiterated that while it was up to the states to decide when to come off the lockdown, until the schools are back open, it wouldn’t be a full “coming back” of the country. No matter if you disagree with the President on his quarantine policies, this is undeniable. The lockdown will not have ended until the schools come back – it’s as simple as that.
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There’s no reason why we have to wait for a vaccine either for them to re-open – that would be far too long, and ruin the education of so many kids, across all age groups. The schools must be re-opened, but safely!
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