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Texas Lt. Gov: Senior Citizens Willing to Die to Save Economy for Grandkids - 2020-03-24

F375.png Texas Lt. Gov: Senior Citizens Willing to Die to Save Economy for Grandkids March 24, 2020, Justin Baragona, Daily Beast

Piggybacking on President Donald Trump's desire to quickly end social distancing restrictions to restart the U.S. economy, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick suggested Monday that senior citizens would be willing to sacrifice their lives to the new coronavirus in order to save the economy for their kids and grandchildren.

With the president and many of his allies (including several Fox News hosts) currently pushing to reject health experts' advice on slowing the spread of the virus so the economy can be restarted in a matter of weeks, Fox News host Tucker Carlson kicked off his Monday night show by hearing from "both sides" of the issue.

After hosting a doctor who noted that he couldn't give definitive answers on how long quarantines and social distancing policies needed to stay in effect in order to "flatten the curve," Carlson turned to Patrick, who had recently texted the Fox host to explain why he thought all Americans should quickly get back to work.

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{{cite news | first = Justin | last = Baragona | title = Texas Lt. Gov: Senior Citizens Willing to Die to Save Economy for Grandkids | url = https://www.thedailybeast.com/texas-lt-gov-dan-patrick-says-senior-citizens-willing-to-die-to-save-economy-for-grandkids | work = Daily Beast | date = March 24, 2020 | accessdate = July 2, 2020 }}