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Grisham: 'I don’t know how well-informed' coronavirus task force was of Trump's Easter goal

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White House Press Secretary Stephen Grisham said she was not sure that the White House coronavirus task force knew that President Trump would say Easter was his goal of restarting the economy.

In an interview on Fox & Friends Wednesday morning, co-host Brian Kilmeade asked the press secretary, "Stephanie, how real is this Easter date, and how well-informed was the rest of the task force that the president was going to say that yesterday, that his goal was to open up by Easter?”

Trump told a Town hall on Fox News Tuesday that he hopes people will be able to return to work around April 12 after hiding to stop the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.

“You know, I don’t know how well-informed they were,” Grisham answered. "I think that the president, as he has been doing, is very hopeful and wants to have a message of hope to the American people. I think he would love it if we were opened up for business yesterday, but after the 15 days when we see the data come in, we’ll see where we’re at, and I think the president will make his decision now."

25 March 2020