Mnuchin: U.S. won't 'shut down the economy again' even if coronavirus cases surge

Trump's treasury secretary Stephen Mnuchin today said the United States should not, as he puts it, shut down the economy again — even if there is another surge in coronavirus cases.

"We can't shut down the economy again," Mnuchin said on CNBC.

"We can't shut down the economy again. I think we've learned that if you shut down the economy, you're gonna create more damage."

Nevermind the mass deaths, he's got a boss to please.

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