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Monday, 13 April 2020

'I will decide when to re-open the country - soon': Trump announces 'task-force' to make crucial call that includes Ivanka, Jared, White House aides AND Governors Cuomo and Whitmer

'A decision by me, in conjunction with the Governors and input from others, will be made shortly!' President Trump tweeted about the decision to reopen the country
President Donald Trump insisted that the call on when to reopen the country and the economy will be a 'decision by me' – as it was revealed his task force on the vital matter will include cabinet members, his daughter, and his son-in-law. Trump hyped the decision on Twitter, after saying for days it would soon become time to 'reopen' the U.S. economy. Trump is setting up a new task force on reopening, with an announcement planned for Tuesday. 'A decision by me, in conjunction with the Governors and input from others, will be made shortly!' 

The task force is expected to include Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared, who has taken a key coronavirus response role, fielding calls from hot-spots seeking protective gear and trying to line up deliveries. Meanwhile, New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he is contacting a regional group of governors to set criteria and plans for reopening. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (bottom left) has been among those who have publicly clamored for new protective gear for hospital workers in their states.


The team will be headed by Trump's new chief of staff Mark Meadows, who previously headed the conservative House Freedom Caucus, Fox News reported.


Also serving with be Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao – who is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Other cabinet members to serve include Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, White House advisers Larry Kudlow, Peter Navarro – who penned memos warning of the impact of the coronavirus, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, along with other officials.



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