President Trump is known for his outbursts, many of which do not reflect the truth. Therefore, his statements cannot be taken as such.
The President repeatedly stated the economy would be reopened for business at Easter. And yet, on March 30 the President retracted his comments - pushing the date back two weeks to the end of April. His statements to the press should then be seen as fanfare, rather than intention.]
That much of the nation now in lockdown speaks volumes. Above all, it indicates that Trump's 'economy first' pronunciations have little in common with his policy decisions.