Trump says 14-year-old son Barron 'isn't happy' with coronavirus quarantine: 'He’d like to be playing sports'
Trump had remained adamant that the cost and effects of shutting the country down could be much more catastrophic than the deadly virus itself
POTUS Donald Trump's son Barron Trump is 'not as happy as he could be' given he is on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Millions of Americans across the United States have been ordered to stay at home as US sees a massive spike in coronavirus cases. The first family is no exception to this. While at a press conference, Trump asked young people to 'hang in there' as they missed out on this year's Little League Baseball.
At the press conference, he was also asked how his own teenager was dealing with the stay at home rules. "He’s a good athlete, and he loves soccer and he's like everyone else. I mean, everything's shut down. He's in his room. He's happy, but he's not as happy as he could be. He’d like to be playing sports," Trump shared.
"Let’s see what happens, but we have to get back, remember that. We have to get back," he added, according to Daily Mail.
Barron had celebrated his birthday in the middle of the coronavirus crisis on March 20. While speaking at a press conference, Trump had tried to raise the country's spirits saying that the nation would get back to normal 'soon'.
Initially, POTUS had shared that the country would be looking to reopen by Easter but Trump has since changed his views as the virus ravages the country. The White House's social distancing rules are in place till April 30.
However, on Saturday, Trump had remained adamant that the cost and effects of shutting the country down could be much more catastrophic than the deadly bug itself. "Mitigation does work. But again, we’re not going to destroy our country. We have to get back... We have a big decision to make at a certain point," Trump said.
"I’ve said it from the beginning, the cure cannot be worse than the problem itself," he added. As of April 6, the United States has seen 337,635 confirmed cases of coronavirus and has had around 9,647 total deaths so far, John Hopkins reveals.
The US Surgeon General Jerome Adams shared on Sunday that the next two weeks would be the 'hardest and saddest' of most Americans' lives given that the coronavirus deaths are said to peak next Thursday. "This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans' lives, quite frankly," Adams told Fox News.
"This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment – only it's not going to be localized, it's going to be happening all over the country. And I want America to understand that," he added. As per a model created by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the coronavirus will hit its peak on April 16 in the US.
Trump had confirmed that the next few weeks will be hard. POTUS took to Twitter to write, "I will be having a White House CoronaVirus Task Force meeting in a short while. May or may not do a News Conference after the meeting, depending on new information. Talks & meetings today are proving promising, but a rough two weeks are coming up!"