"Don't do that. Don't ruin this great American Dream".
During Sunday and Monday press conferences the president has said that shutting down the country could be more devastating in the long run for the United States than the virus itself.
Patrick said that he will "do everything I can to live" and that if he gets sick, he will seek medical help.More news: The first one-on-one debate between Biden and Sanders
Patrick, a Texas Republican, praised the president's focus on the economy on Monday and said that it had "lifted" his heart. "We are having an economic collapse", Patrick added.
Patrick said yes, and that if restrictions continued for several more months, the economy would collapse.
"My message is that let's get back to work", Patrick, 69, said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight".
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Trump and his chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, made headlines at a briefing on Monday when they said that the economic cost of shutting down the country to stop the spread of COVID-19 might not be worth it and they might reopen everything in 15 days.
Texas and Florida are the largest states whose governors have declined to order residents statewide to stay at home. "Let's get back to living", Patrick concluded. Texas has more than 700 cases of the coronavirus and eight deaths, with most of the cases in the major metropolitan areas of Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio.
Furthermore, experts have made it clear that social interaction, including going to work, contributes to a higher number of infections, as made evident in Italy and Spain, whereas countries that practice isolation such as China and South Korea saw cases decline over time.
Patrick is a firebrand conservative and former talk radio show host who was elected to office in 2014. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.More news: Joel Embiid to help coronavirus relief efforts