Chairman of the joint chiefs warns coronavirus will NOT be over by Easter warning military is planning for up to four MONTHS of crisis - unlike his boss Donald Trump | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Chairman of the joint chiefs warns coronavirus will NOT be over by Easter warning military is planning for up to four MONTHS of crisis - unlike his boss Donald Trump

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley anticipated the coronavirus crisis could last another three months - stretching until almost the Fourth of July, instead of Easter, which President Trump referenced Tuesday.

'You're looking at eight to 10, maybe 12 weeks, something like that, call it three months,' Milley said at the Pentagon Tuesday, according to Fox News. 'Some of it depends on what we do as a nation to mitigate it, to flatten the curve so to speak. But we, the United States military, we're going to do this as long as the mission takes.'

During a Fox News Channel interview in the Rose Garden, Trump had said he'd like the American economy back online by Easter Sunday, April 12.

'I'd love to have it open by Easter. I would love to have it opened by Easter,' the president told Fox News' Bill Hemmer. 'I will tell you what right now. It's such an important day for other reasons, but I will make it an important day for this. I would love to have the country opened up, and they are just raring to go, by Easter.'

He doubled down on that timeline during Tuesday evening's White House briefing with reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, what President Trump would LIKE to see happen, is not at all the most realistic of scenarios, and may lead to a secondary wave of infection, perhaps far worse than was the first.

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