Politics

Trump Aims to Have U.S. Economy Open by Easter

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced he's planning to ease the economic shutdown by Easter to make sure the consequences are not disastrous for the country.

"We are going to be opening relatively soon," Trump told Fox News in the White House Rose Garden. "I'd love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter."

Trump said that the negotiations between the House and Senate on an emergency stimulus package appear to be progressing.

During a White House press briefing Monday evening, he also spoke about the importance of keeping Americans working so the economy can recover.

"We are going to be opening up our country for business because our country was meant to be open," Trump said.

The virus has killed more than 580 people in the United States, according to Reuters, and has made about 50,000 sick, in addition to leading businesses to close and putting millions out of work.