6 May 2020, 10:27
The president sat down with "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir for an exclusive interview about the decision to reopen the economy.
As more states begin to ease restrictions even as the country's death toll continues to climb, the president also is conceding it's likely more lives will be lost in the push to reopen the U.S. economy, while many Americans struggle to choose between life and livelihood.
As the U.S. death toll surpassed 70,000 Tuesday, Trump admitted that it’s "possible" more Americans will die as governors lift orders that were invoked to slow the spread of the virus, during an interview with ABC News "World News Tonight" Anchor David Muir.
"It's possible there will be some because you won't be locked into an apartment or a house or whatever it is," Trump said, before criticizing "out of whack" models. "But at the same time, we're going to practice social distancing, we're going to be washing hands, we're going to be doing a lot of the things that we've learned to do over the last period of time."