Watch Trump’s Interview With Maria Bartiromo On The Economy, Michael Flynn And More (VIDEO)

President Trump sat for an interview with Maria Bartiromo of the FOX Business network this week.

Their discussion covered a wide range of topics, including the Coronavirus crisis, reopening the economy, and the new revelations about the unmasking of General Michael Flynn by members of the Obama administration.

Here are some details via FOX News:

Trump says critics want him to keep economy closed until election: ‘It’s a political thing’

President Trump, in an interview that aired Thursday morning with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, said he believes his political critics want a slower reopening of the economy not due to the coronavirus threat, but to hurt him politically in the November election.

The president made those comments in the same interview where he said he disagrees with the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Anthony Fauci, on the measures needed to reopen schools.

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When asked if he thinks his political opponents want him to keep the economy closed going into the presidential election, Trump said he does.

“Yeah, I do. I do. I think it’s a political thing,” Trump told Bartiromo.

When pushed on whether such a move would be putting money ahead of lives, Trump pushed back.

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“The people that want to see the right thing happen, they agree with me. We have to get our country open,” Trump said. “You know, if it was up to some people let’s keep it closed for a long time … and watch the United States go down the tubes. Not gonna happen. Never gonna happen on my watch.”

Watch the whole thing below:

Or if you prefer, here are some key clips:

Bartiromo did a great job with this interview.


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