Trump Says It’s ‘Death Wish’ for L.A. to Extend Stay-at-Home

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump called plans by Los Angeles County’s leaders to extend their stay-at-home order into the summer a “death wish.”

Trump remarked to restaurateur Thomas Keller during a meeting on Monday at the White House that he had heard Los Angeles planned to stay closed until August.

“That’s a death wish,” Trump said. “Because there’s death in both sides.”

“I’m in Napa Valley,” the owner of the famous French Laundry restaurant responded when Trump asked whether he had heard the county’s plans correctly.

Los Angeles County’s public health director said last week they would likely extend the county’s stay-at-home order for another three months to combat the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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