For the purpose of creating conflict and confusion, some in the Fake News Media are saying that it is the Governors decision to open up the states, not that of the President of the United States & the Federal Government. Let it be fully understood that this is incorrect….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2020
….It is the decision of the President, and for many good reasons. With that being said, the Administration and I are working closely with the Governors, and this will continue. A decision by me, in conjunction with the Governors and input from others, will be made shortly!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2020
After abdicating responsibility to impose the lockdowns to the governors, Donald Trump now wants to be solely responsible for Reopening America. He has also put Jared Kushner and Ivanka in charge of it.
“Trump spent many weeks shuffling responsibility for leading his administration’s response to the crisis. He put Azar in charge of the administration’s virus task force before replacing him with Vice President Mike Pence toward the end of February. Even as the virus spread across the globe, prevailing voices in the White House, including senior adviser Jared Kushner and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, urged the president to avoid big steps that could roil financial markets.
The president had firmly linked his fate to Wall Street, and it took a tumble by the markets for Trump to ratchet up his response. In late February, while Trump was on a trip to India, the Dow Jones plummeted 1,000 points amid rising fears about the coronavirus. …”
Jared Kushner was one of the leading people telling Trump in February not to do anything about the coronavirus because it would “spook the markets.” He was also advised by Steve Mnuchin, Stephen Schwarzman, Steven Roth, Paul Tudor Jones and Nelson Peltz to “ride it out.” Everyone who died from the virus as a consequence could be written off as having died from “just the flu.”
Note: It is pretty much all the people who ignored the problem in the first place.