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White House Unveils Path To Reopen U.S.

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Surrounded by members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, President Trump speaks at a press conference on COVID-19. (Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)
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President Trump said today the nation has suffered greatly, but he believes the peak of the pandemic has passed and the time has come to prepare to get back to business. Trump said:

"To preserve the health of our citizens we must also preserve the health and functioning of our economy."

Trump told the governors they'd be able to re-open before May 1 if they wish — but he said he wouldn't lean on them about what to decide.

"Every state is very different," he said.

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