(Right Country) – The “experts” have been warning that the second wave of coronavirus could be worse than the first, causing sensible people everywhere to wonder how far tyrannical state governments will go if this is the case.
However, we got some reassurance from President Donald Trump on Thursday, who said that, if there is indeed a second wave of the novel virus, the economy will not be a casualty.
Cue the collective sigh of relief!
“People say that’s a very distinct possibility,” Trump said when asked about a second wave while visiting a Michigan Ford plant, according to Fox News. “It’s standard. And, we’re going put out the fires. We’re not going to close the country.”
Trump was visiting a Ford Motor Co. plant outside of Detroit that has converted its facility from making automobiles to manufacturing ventilators. The president praised the plant’s workers and their efforts to produce thousands of much-needed ventilators during a speech at the facility.
“The global pandemic proves once and for all that for America to be a strong nation, America needs to be a manufacturing nation,” Trump said. “I’m fighting to bring back our jobs from China and many other countries.”
According to radio host Buck Sexton, Trump expressed the same sentiment to him during a White House interview on Wednesday, saying, “We will not do a lockdown for the second wave that is likely to come in the winter.”
During his Michigan speech, the president also locked in on China and the crooked role they played in the early spread of the pandemic.
“It came in from China and it should have been stopped in China,” he said.
Fox News notes:
The first reports of the contagion surfaced late last year in Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, and the disease quickly spread across the globe. As of Thursday, over 5 million people have been infected worldwide with over 329,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering [CSSE] at Johns Hopkins University.
Trump’s trip to Michigan – a battleground state that he won in the 2016 election – was only his third trip away from the Washington-area since the pandemic took hold in the U.S. and comes amid feuds with the state’s Democratic governor and other officials in Michigan. A recent Fox News poll had the Democrats’ presumptive nominee, Joe Biden, leading Trump by eight points in Michigan.
The poll also found that the majority of Michigan voters were concerned about coronavirus; thought Trump was too slow reacting to it; and favored waiting to reopen the economy. This came despite numerous protests and jabs from Trump over social media that have hit Lansing over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stringent stay-at-home orders.