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Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon says prez should go ‘full shutdown’ to ‘shatter the curve’ of coronavirus cases

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, delivers his remarks at a coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

(USA Features) Former White House chief adviser Steve Bannon said Sunday that President Donald Trump should completely shut down the entire country so as to “shatter the curve” of the spreading coronavirus.

“I don’t think we have months to do this,” Bannon told Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures.

“Drop the hammer. Don’t mitigate the virus. Don’t spread the curve. Shatter the curve and go full hammer on the virus right now with a full shutdown,” he continued.

“Use the stimulus to kind of bridge that economic crisis — it may take $2 trillion, it may take $3 trillion — to force cash into the little entrepreneur and to the little guy,” he added.

Earlier this week, President Trump shot down the notion that he would issue such an order.

“I don’t think we’ll ever find that necessary,” he told reporters at a White House briefing on the pandemic.

Thus far, no state has completely prevented residents from leaving their homes and going to work. However, some have told residents to stay home and have ordered nonessential businesses to stop operations.

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