Schumer Caves, Admits Trump Is Right That Schools Should Re-Open In The Fall
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President Donald Trump has been saying for months that schools should re-open in the fall.
After arguing the opposite, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has reversed course and is now agreeing with the president.
While speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Schumer admitted that closing schools in America over coronavirus concerns would decimate the economy.
Schumer also admitted that regardless of any other COVID-19 relief efforts, the economy won’t be able to recover unless the schools are opened.
“If we don’t open up the schools, you’re going to hurt the economy significantly because lots of people can’t go to work.”
Schumer's stance on school reopening is surprising, considering public polling has indicated that the issue of whether to reopen schools has been split down partisan lines, with Democrats favoring online instruction and Republicans favoring reopening schools for in-person classes.
The country is deeply divided over how to proceed with schools, with 55% of respondents opposed to reopening in the fall. At the same time, 59% of parents say they're concerned about their children falling behind because of school closures.
Most Republicans, 79%, support schools reopening in the fall, while most Democrats, 78% want schools to operate remotely during the fall semester. Most schools across the country closed in the second half of March or early April in the spring.
What Schumer won’t admit is that Trump has been saying this for weeks.
Even back in July, Trump was working with local school districts and parents the flexibility they needed to reopen schools.
Trump even said: “I would like to see the schools open — open 100 percent. And we’ll do it safely; we’ll do it carefully.”
The president announced executive orders on Saturday to bail out the American people in the form of extended unemployment benefits, a payroll tax cut, and other aid.
In a joint announcement in response to the executive orders, Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi whined and complained.
In other words, he did not give unemployment to illegal aliens, fund the pensions of blue states, and did not provide funds to have the mail-in voting catastrophe the Democrats want.
They even tried to frighten seniors by telling them Republicans are going to get rid of their Social Security -- a routine lie they tell every four years when the election rolls around.
If Democrats take this to court, they are going to face a fight from their constituents.
The president has played them like a violin and now they are begging the president and Republicans for mercy.