"Yea, I would like to see the schools open. Open 100%," Trump said.
At a news conference, Trump also urged young people to avoid packed bars and to take other steps to limit the spread of the virus.
DONALD TRUMP: For the United States. John, please.
- Just a follow up on that.
DONALD TRUMP: Go ahead, Jim.
- Mr. President, do you plan to do a national strategy to help schools reopen and reopen safely? And regarding the children in your family, your son, your grandchildren, are you comfortable? Do you plan to have them back in person in school this fall?
DONALD TRUMP: Yeah. I am comfortable with that.
And we do have a national strategy, but as you know, ultimately, it's up to the governors of the states. I think most governors, many governors want these schools open. I would like to see the schools open, especially when you see statistics like this. We have great statistics on young people and on safety.
Yeah. I would like to see the schools open, open 100%, and we'll do it safely. We'll do it carefully. But when you look at the statistics I just read having to do with children and safety, they're very impressive. They have very strong immune systems.
- But you would understand--