The White House hopes that “in the next four to eight weeks, we will be able to open the economy,” Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, told Politico on Tuesday.
The White House estimates it may be able to urge Americans to re-open the U.S. economy in the next four to eight weeks.
Kudlow also told Fox News that the White House has begun planning how the U.S. can re-open its economy once the coronavirus outbreak abates, after indications the epicenter in New York may have reached a plateau.
“The president would like to reopen the economy as soon as he can and we are planning internally,” Kudlow said.
He also said the virus’s spread is the driving force in determining a time line. “I am hoping and praying that we’re only a few weeks away from a reopening. We’ll see,” he said.