NYC’s economy may never recover from COVID-19, Trump says during debate

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New York City may never recover from the crippling economic blow dealt by the coronavirus, President Trump said during Tuesday night’s first presidential debate.

“It’s so sad what’s happening in New York,” said the Queens-born Trump during an exchange with Democratic challenger Joe Biden over the pandemic’s impact beyond the death toll. “It’s almost like a ghost town.

“I’m not sure it can ever recover,” Trump continued. “People want their places open.”

Trump repeatedly asserted that, if elected, Biden would slam the brakes on the American economy in an effort to quash the coronavirus.

“People want their schools open,” he said. “They don’t want to be shut down. They don’t down want their state shut down. They want their restaurants.”