Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the White House has no regrets about pushing states to end their lockdown measures, despite spikes in coronavirus cases in several of the first states to reopen.
Asked at a Thursday press appearance whether the White House had any regrets about encouraging speedy reopenings, Mnuchin replied, “No, absolutely not. I think we’ve had a very careful plan working with the states — this is primarily the states’ responsibility — but working with the states.”
Mnuchin expressed confidence that “there’s plenty of places we can get people back to work safely,” noting that numerous staffers are returning to work within his Treasury Department.
“There is a safe way to reopen the economy, and we’re going to do it carefully,” he said.
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