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Trump vs Govs: Restarting economy will be as messy as closing it

Governors split on timing of 'exit,' often based on allegiance to US president

A nearly deserted 7th Avenue in Times Square is seen near midday in Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in New York City.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Much like the patchwork efforts made to shut down U.S. cities and states, the push to reopen American economic activity also will be complicated by political division, as priorities and perceptions of the pandemic differ among governors based on their level of consensus with President Donald Trump.

Trump said on Wednesday that he would announce "new guidelines" for reopening the economy at a news conference on Thursday.

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