Infamous conservative commentator, Republican and Trump supporter Glenn Beck has said that he would be willing to die at the hands of coronavirus in order to protect the US economy.
The 56-year-old radio host, who is never shy of making an outrageous comment or leaning on the side of controversy, currently seems to be more concerned about the state of the economy than his own health.
On Tuesday's edition of his show, Beck joined the main US conservatives who are pressuring Trump to lessen the social distancing restrictions before it takes a major toll on the economy.
I mean, I’m in the danger zone. I’m right at the edge, I’m 56.
In Italy they’re saying if you’re sick and you’re 60, don’t even come in. So I’m in the danger zone.
I would rather have my children stay home and all of us who are over 50 go in and keep this economy going and working.
Even if we all get sick, I would rather die than kill the country. Because it’s not the economy that’s dying, it’s the country.
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Beck's words chime with the sentiment that Trump shared during a Fox News town hall on Tuesday when the president said that he believed that Americans could return to their normal lives as early as Easter and hopes to see churches 'packed' with people.
Quick note, Easter Sunday is just three weeks away and would appear to be far more optimistic than what some experts have said, who believe the outbreak could last until Spring 2021, at the very worst.
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The US economy has taken a severe hit from the coronavirus outbreak. On March 16, the Dow Jones experienced one of its worst days since 'Black Monday' in the 1987, but remarkably rallied on Tuesday to have one of its best days since 1933 and set a single-day record.