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Thu Apr 9, 2020, 10:38 PM

Pelosi warns Trump not to reopen country too soon

Politico

The speaker also signals the House may not come back in session this month.

By HEATHER CAYGLE and JOHN BRESNAHAN

04/09/2020 10:11 PM EDT

Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled Thursday that the House is unlikely to return to session later this month, her clearest indication yet that Congress — like the rest of the country — could remain shuttered for weeks or even longer as the coronavirus crisis continues.

In a half-hour interview, Pelosi issued a stark warning to President Donald Trump, urging him not to prematurely rush to reopen major segments of the country before the coronavirus is under control, which she said could further send the U.S. economy into a tailspin.

“Nobody can really tell you that and I would never venture a guess. I certainly don’t think we should do it sooner than we should,” Pelosi said when asked if she still planned to bring the House back on April 20, which is the current target date.

“This has taken an acceleration from when we started this…Little did we know then that at this point, we’d be further confined.”

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JoeOtterbein Apr 2020 OP
applegrove Apr 2020 #1
Blue Owl Apr 2020 #2
msongs Apr 2020 #3
Grasswire2 Apr 2020 #4
KY_EnviroGuy Apr 2020 #5
Dem2theMax Apr 2020 #6
C Moon Apr 2020 #7
calimary Apr 2020 #8

Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 10:49 PM

1. Trudeau implied our peak would end in late spring. That this would

be a long haul. We are weeks after NYCity but we started social distancing earlier in the cycle than they did. Even other cycles could happen. That this was the new normal. He is not setting our expectations high for getting out of this soon.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 10:53 PM

2. Uh oh, now he might open it sooner...

Gotta use the reverse psychology with ol' Pea-Brain McBodybags...

"Hey Donald, Nancy and the Democrat Party suggest you should open the country up tomorrow"

That should make him wait a good 3-4 months...

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 11:03 PM

3. since he didnt close it one doubts he can really open it nt

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:44 AM

4. He has no control over it. nt

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:21 AM

5. Consider this scenario for the sake of discussion......

tRump pressures red state governors to loosen restrictions on businesses, which they will almost certainly will do. Many companies will thereafter pressure employees to return to work without due regard for safety or face firing. Companies of all sorts will have to remodel their process methods to even function for any amount of time.

Red state companies will start cut-throat wars of competition just to stay open and increasing the temptation to increase health risks. Red states will then see a secondary rise in infections.

Thereafter, pressure will mount on blue states to ease restrictions even when it's not safe.

That scenario will work only on a limited basis because red states need blue state participation in the supply chains. Because of that, I don't think our nation can return to anything resembling normalcy until California and New York in particular, are back on their feet.

Regardless, it's going to be a brutal reboot.

Our states are not islands.......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:35 AM

6. And Gavin Newsom will not open California until it's safe.

Thank goodness I'm in California.

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:42 AM

7. Me too.

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:51 AM

8. Very proud of Gavin Newsom.

He’s managed this wisely and provided real leadership and courage. And with smarts enough to take bold action early, OR listen to well-chosen advisors who knew enough to give him good advice on taking bold action early. Either way, he’s steering California successfully through some mighty choppy waters.

The red states can sneer at California all they want. California’s going to recover LONG before they do.

I still love California.

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