“The day will be very close. … It’s going to be very, very close, maybe even before the date of May 1st,” Trump said.
The president reaffirmed the reopening dates would vary from state to state, depending on the level of coronavirus infections.
“Actually there are over 20 that are in extremely good shape, and we think we’re going to be able to get them open fairly quickly, and others will follow,” Trump said.
The president said that the federal government would provide each state with assistance.
“The federal government will be watching them very closely, and we’ll be there to help,” he said.
The president said he would work with blue state governors like Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reopen their states and give them the necessary resources.