During Tuesday’s White House address on the state of the country when it comes to the coronavirus, President Donald Trump stated he had plans to ease the national economic shutdown were being finalized, and that he would be “authorizing governors to reopen their states to reopen as they see fit.”
He also read off a long list of names of people in business, health care and sports who will advise him on how to restart the economy.
“We have to get our sports back,” Trump remarked. “I’m tired of watching baseball games that are 14 years old.”
Here are some of the name Trump mentioned:
— NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
— NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
— NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman
— MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred
— Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
— Patriots owner Robert Kraft
— Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban
— UFC president Dana White
— WWE owner Vince McMahon
On March 11, 2020, the National Basketball Association announced the suspension of the 2019–20 season following Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert testing positive for the coronavirus disease.
Other sports leagues have since followed suit as the spread continued to get worse across the country.