Bernie Marcus on reopening economy: Same rules don’t work for everyone
Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus shares advice for President Trump on reopening the country amid coronavirus in a manner fair for all businesses and states.
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Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus has one message for President Trump: government should stay out of the way of businesses as the economy reopens, he told FOX Business' Neil Cavuto on Wednesday.
"My advice to the president is open up the government, do the things that government does well. Make sure that … we have enough testing kits to take care of those people who do go to work," Marcus said on FOX Business' "The Ingraham Angle" on Tuesday. "Each industry will have their own way of dealing with it. They’ve done it, building businesses, and government doesn’t do a good job in this area."
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Marcus is among more than 100 leaders named to the "Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups" who will advise the White House on getting Americans back to work.
"The headline should be the president wants to get this country open," Marcus said. "He set up these organizations to ask for advice. He’s going to listen to everybody, and then he’s going to make decisions based on the collective agreement of all these people, which is a smart way of doing it."