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New York Daily News Calls Donald Trump A ‘Basket Case’ Over Easter Coronavirus Plan

The tabloid gave Trump bunny ears as it blasted his "hare-brained" plan to restart businesses.

President Donald Trump’s hope for the U.S. to ease restrictions combatting the spread of coronavirus by Easter in a bid to boost the economy got the treatment from the New York Daily News.

The tabloid newspaper used its Wednesday cover to call out Trump’s “hare-brained” plan, illustrating the president with bunny ears next to the headline “Easter Basket Case.”

“I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter,” Trump said Tuesday during a Fox News virtual town hall.

Trump’s comments starkly contradict the advice of health experts, politicians and even a group of former Trump advisers, who argue that limiting social interaction and enforcing social distancing measures are crucial to slowing the spread of COVID-19 infections.

The virus has so far sickened more than 420,000 worldwide and killed almost 19,000. There have been 54,000 confirmed cases in the U.S., with 784 deaths.

 
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