Sunday shows - Talk shifts to reopening economy hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

Sunday shows - Talk shifts to reopening economy hit hard by coronavirus pandemic
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Discussions on the Sunday morning political talk shows turned to the reopening of the U.S. economy, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Administration officials as well as state governors weighed in on the topic.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE's remarks last week about using disinfectants as a treatment for coronavirus were also in the spotlight.

You can read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Mnuchin: 'You're going to see the economy really bounce back in July, August, September'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
“We are putting an unprecedented amount of fiscal relief into the economy," Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame On The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Top Democrats say postmaster confirmed changes to mail service amid delays MORE said. "You’re seeing trillions of dollars that’s making its way into the economy and I think this is going to have a significant impact.”
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White House adviser: US economic outlook a 'really grave situation'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
White House senior adviser Kevin Hassett warned Sunday that the outlook for the U.S. economy hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic is a "really grave situation," and said that unemployment rates could reach levels seen during the Great Depression.
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Colorado governor defends lifting restrictions: We have to make the best decision based on 'information we have'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Colorado Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisCuomo to serve as National Association of Governors chair Colorado restaurant that reopened against state order closes permanently Exclusive: Poll shows pressure on vulnerable GOP senators to back state and local coronavirus aid MORE (D) defended his decision to begin lifting coronavirus restriction in his state, saying it's important to put in place sustainable social distancing practices to push ahead with coronavirus responses.
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New Jersey governor: 'Several weeks away' from phase one reopening
By REBECCA KLAR
 
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said Sunday his state is still weeks away from entering the first phase of gradually reopening its economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Public health expert: US 'near the end of the beginning' of pandemic
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Tom Inglesby, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, said Sunday that the U.S. was likely at the “end of the beginning” of the coronavirus pandemic but said Vice President Pence’s prediction of reaching the end stages of the crisis by Memorial Day was overly optimistic.
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Whitmer, Hogan say emergency hotline calls rose after Trump disinfectant remarks
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Sunday that emergency hotlines in their states saw increases in calls after President Trump suggested disinfectants be investigated as a treatment for COVID-19. 
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Birx: 'It bothers me' Trump comments on injecting disinfectant 'still in the news cycle'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
"I think we're missing the bigger pieces of what we need to be doing as an American people to continue to protect one another,” Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said. 
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Pelosi says Trump's China travel ban wasn't 'this great moment'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame On The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Top Democrats say postmaster confirmed changes to mail service amid delays MORE (D-Calif.) suggested Sunday that the travel ban from China President Trump has repeatedly touted as a major step in stemming the spread of the coronavirus outbreak was not as effective as the White House claims.
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Abrams gives 'no credit' to Trump for criticism of Kemp: 'He actually caused this challenge'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
“I give President Trump no credit he actually caused this challenge by tweeting for weeks that we should liberate our economies,” Stacey Abrams said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Klobuchar: Minnesota suffering from 'lack of national strategy' on coronavirus
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
“We can tune out this president's rants about chugging bleach, but we can't tune out the fact that we have a lack of protective equipment, that we do not have enough testing, that there is an absence of national leadership,” Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package Lobbying world MORE (D-Minn.) told host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosMeadows defends US COVID-19 testing amid criticism Meadows says White House is 'hopeful' it can announce new coronavirus therapies 'in the coming days' Mary Trump's book sells 950,000 copies in preorders alone MORE.
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