Trump already impatient with medical experts — and may discourage social distancing to save the economy: report

“To many, he’ll be a statistic: Tennessee’s second COVID-related death,” Flanagan wrote on Instagram. “But to me, I’ll remember a loving, older brother, uncle, father, and husband.”

“The president is signaling that after 15 days he wants to ‘isolate the high-risk groups’ and tell everyone else to go back to work—based on a recommendation from a Twitter rando and in direct contravention to public health experts.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Monday begged President Donald Trump to not prematurely give up on the encouragement of social distancing in an effort to restart the American economy.

Writing on Twitter, Graham tried to convince Trump that social distancing was still the right response and the best way to contain the disease’s damage to both the economy and public health.

“We are fighting a two-front war — trying to destroy the virus while keeping the economy afloat,” Graham wrote. “As Dr. Fauci has consistently said, we should always err on the side of doing more — not less — when it comes to containment. President Trump’s best decision was stopping travel from China early on. I hope we will not undercut that decision by suggesting we back off aggressive containment policies within the United States.”

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