The President's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, said during an interview on Fox News that the country would be "really rocking again" by July, inspiring cringes from both the health community and the rock community.
You can see his remarks here.
Jared Kushner: “May will be a transition month, you’ll see a lot of states starting to phase in the different reop… https://t.co/o22II2czsK— JM Rieger (@JM Rieger)1588170246.0
Kusher's forecast, like those made by the President, was incredibly optimistic.
Especially considering the number of cases in the United States continues to rise and medical professionals say the arrival of warm weather could have limited effects on the virus.
We have over 56,000 dead Americans due to the epic incompetence of the #TrumpVirusCoverup and all @jaredkushner can… https://t.co/MZS0svia90— Anne Clare Jones (@Anne Clare Jones)1588211219.0
"The hope is that by July, the country's really rocking again" ~Jared Kushner That's his sarcasm right ? https://t.co/MFPGlJtQ3t— MichelleKrane (@MichelleKrane)1588223081.0
Kushner also lashed out at those who he described as advocating for an "eternal lockdown."
But many noted that the White House's own medical experts have warned of the dangers of re-opening the country early.
“Eternal lockdown crowd” is not a real thing @jaredkushner. Everyone wants their life back ASAP. But opening up onl… https://t.co/rlEuoOx0xB— Mitch Guerkung (@Mitch Guerkung)1588210007.0
Kushner: 'The hope is that by July the country’s really rocking again.” Powell: “The ongoing public health crisis… https://t.co/UlITyPC7B2— John Cassidy (@John Cassidy)1588206674.0
Of course, the most awkward thing about Kushner's interview may have been the phrase "really rocking."
@meralee727 If there's one phrase that comes to mind when I think of Jared Kushner, it's "really rocking"— Allen Little (@Allen Little)1588206050.0
@JenniferJJacobs @davidfrum It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological unde… https://t.co/MOlH0nm5PH— Louis R. Bridgeman (@Louis R. Bridgeman)1588167037.0
@JenniferJJacobs rocking. that'll age well.— Tom Archibald (@Tom Archibald)1588166789.0
Though Kushner said he believes the United States is now testing at a level to be confident reopening, widespread testing is still not available and the country's rate of testing is far below most other nations.
Meanwhile, health experts warn that many areas will likely have to vacillate between opening and closing until the nation secures either a vaccine or easily available testing.
@JenniferJJacobs @davidfrum Delusional. These guys need basic lessons in expectations management. You can tell they… https://t.co/F300ecDnuj— Noman (@Noman)1588167037.0
@JenniferJJacobs @davidfrum Based on what data? Or this just more wishful thinking by trump’s admin? Prove it, tired of platitudes...— Kevin1928 (@Kevin1928)1588166923.0
Twitter couldn't help but roast Kushner.
@JenniferJJacobs https://t.co/hmzibncryT— islandskris (@islandskris)1588166344.0
@JenniferJJacobs https://t.co/9P1f7jw48z— Joao 😷 (@Joao 😷)1588172924.0
@JenniferJJacobs And it will be rainbows and unicorns everywhere for everyone...— Jess (@Jess)1588166670.0
It's hard to believe Kushner would ever have found himself working in the White House if his father-in-law hadn't been elected President.
"Jared Kushner, who predicted that by July the country will be 'really rocking again'" after consulting Bobby Rydell and KISS?— Lunchables, Ham (@Lunchables, Ham)1588171694.0
@fox35orlando We’re all doomed— Nathan (@Nathan)1588205639.0
President Trump's desire for America to return to work despite the pandemic isn't hard to understand.
Trump is worried about the political effects a poor economy might have on his reelection chances.
And Trump has always cared more about his own well-being than the well-being of his citizens.
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell: "We are going to see economic data for the second quarter that is worse than any data w… https://t.co/ORbYuvZD1d— David P Gelles (@David P Gelles)1588194842.0
Remember to listen to real health professionals and, before long, the country may be rocking once more.