- He brushed the question aside, responding: "Schools should be opened."
- The statement came as reported coronavirus cases are increasing, especially in Arizona , and as Trump's administration has continued to push for a widespread reopening of schools.
- States, counties, and school districts across the country have taken various approaches, from continuing remote learning in the fall to approving a return without requiring masks or social distancing.
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President Donald Trump has been pushing to reopen schools across this country this fall for the sake of the economy. He has even threatened to cut off funding, as a number of states see surges in coronavirus cases and parents express safety concerns about sending their children back to the classroom.
In a news conference on Monday, Trump reemphasized his stance. But in doing so, he brushed past a question about how reopening schools can be and recently was fatal to teachers.