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Thomas Friedman: An Open Letter to President Trump

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Thomas Friedman: Open letter to Donald Trump

Dear President Trump,

I have not been one of your supporters, but when it comes to combating the coronavirus, saving lives and getting as many Americans back to work as quickly as possible, I am praying for your success, because so much is riding on the decisions that you, and only you, can make. So what I am about to say is truly in the spirit of being constructive: You need a plan.

And here is what is also obvious: There is a high degree of agreement among leading public health experts on the contours of what could become a three-step “Trump plan.”

By embracing their strategic approach as your own and sticking by it — not going off on tangents every day in your White House briefings — you would deliver what the public craves most in the short run: the confidence that we actually have a plan to fight this virus, save everyone we can and rapidly reopen the economy based on science and data.

Let me explain.

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