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Trump advocates for school reopenings: 'This thing is going away'

Added 08-05-20 09:58:02am EST - “President Trump on Wednesday continued to push for schools to physically reopen in the fall, asserting that the novel coronavirus is "going away."” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump advocates for school reopenings: 'This thing is going away'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE on Wednesday continued to push for schools to physically reopen in the fall, asserting that the novel coronavirus is “going away.”

“My view is the schools should open. This thing is going away,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends” in a phone interview Wednesday morning, referring to the coronavirus. “It will go away like things go away and my view is that schools should be open.”

Cases have been falling over the past two weeks in some states that had experienced heavy outbreaks this summer, such as Florida, Texas and Arizona.

But those numbers are falling from high plateaus, and there is a danger the numbers could rise again if people do not take precautions, given what the country has seen over the summer.

Florida, as one example, recorded more than 60,000 cases of the coronavirus last week. It is one of 24 states that recorded at least 5,000 cases last week. Texas recorded more than 57,000 cases, and Arizona recorded more than 16,000.

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