President Donald Trump’s plan to reopen the country's economy during the coronavirus outbreak will prove "lethal," former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich said in a video released Wednesday.
Reich, who served in former President Bill Clinton's Cabinet, said in a video posted to his YouTube channel that Trump is attempting to "remove income support, so people have no choice but to return to work," to "hide the facts" about coronavirus testing, to "push a false narrative about 'freedom' and 'liberation'" and to "shield businesses against lawsuits for spreading the infection."
He added, "the biggest obstacle to reopening the economy is the pandemic itself," which has caused more than 80,000 deaths in the United States.
"Any rush to reopen without adequate testing and tracing, a massive increase from what we're now doing, will cause even more deaths and a longer economic crisis," Reich said.
"He's trying to force the economy to reopen to boost his electoral chances, and he's selling out Americans' health to seal the deal," he continued. "No matter the cost, Donald Trump's chief concern is and will always be himself."
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