Trump to Acosta: “This is not happy talk. Maybe it’s happy talk for you, it’s not happy talk for me. We’re talking about death, we’re talking about the greatest economy in the world, one day you have to close it off.”

 

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TRUMP: “These people have done an incredible job. This is not happy talk. Maybe it’s happy talk for you, it’s not happy talk for me. We’re talking about death, we’re talking about the greatest economy in the world, one day you have to close it off. And we did the right thing because maybe it would have been 2 million people who died instead of whatever that final number will be, which could be 60, could be 70, could be 75, could be 55. Thousands of people have died. There’s nothing happy about it, Jim. This is sad talk. These are the saddest news conferences that I’ve ever had. I don’t like doing them. You know why? Because I’m talking about death, I’m talking about taking the greatest economy ever created, we had the greatest numbers we’ve ever had in almost every aspect of economics, from employment to companies. Look at the airlines, they were having the best year and now all of a sudden we have to save them. There is no happy talk, Jim.”

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