According to President Donald Trump, you’re just as likely to die if you stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic as you are if you go out and expose yourself to people who may have the virus.

In a desperate attempt to rationalize reopening the country as soon as May 1, Trump said Friday at the daily Coronavirus Task Force press conference that he will make the final decision on exactly when it’s safe for the United States to return to the way things were before the virus arrived, telling reporters:

“Staying at home leads to death also. And it’s very traumatic for this country. Staying at home, if you look at numbers, that leads to a different kind of death, perhaps, but it leads to death also.”

Using the president’s tortured and deeply flawed logic, one can also correctly say that breathing leads to death. As does sleeping. And standing. And working. And even existing, for that matter.

Trump’s top concern isn’t the health of anyone in this country. Instead, it’s his reelection and being able to hold his campaign rallies again. He’s terrified that he’s going to lose in November and needs to convince us that things are back to normal, even if they aren’t and may not be for a very long time.

But based on reactions to the president’s absurd comment about how staying at home is going put us all six feet under, most people aren’t convinced just yet:

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