JARED Kushner has hailed America's coronavirus response as a "success story" as the nation's death toll tops 58,000, and continues to rise.
According to Ivanka Trump's husband, the country will be back open for business in June and "really rocking" by July.
"I think you’ll see by June that a lot of the country should be back to normal, and the hope is that by July the country’s really rocking again," the president's son-in-law told Fox & Friends.
"I think what you’ll see in May as the states are reopening now is May will be a transition month," he continued.
"You’ll see a lot of states starting to phase in the different reopening based on the safety guidelines that President Trump outlined on April 19."
Kushner's predictions go against the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's director Dr. Robert Redfield, who has warned a harsher second wave of coronavirus could surface this winter.
"Next fall and winter, we are going to have to distinguish between which is flu and which is coronavirus – the spirit of the comment that I made is more difficult," he told reporters at a coronavirus press briefing.
"It doesn't mean it's impossible, it doesn't mean it's going to be worse, it's just going to be more difficult because we have to distinguish between the two."
Cases of COVID-19 are still climbing, as is the death toll.
The US has more than 1 million confirmed cases, roughly a third of the worldwide total.
The number of deaths is at 58,965, as of 29 April.
During his interview with Fox News hosts on Wednesday, Kushner said the government had achieved "all of the different milestones that are needed".
"So, the government, federal government, rose to the challenge, and this is a great success story," he said.
"And I think that that's really, you know, what needs to be told."
The pressure to reopen the US has been mounting as protesters have been taking to the streets all over the country to demand businesses resume trading.
Thousands of demonstrators across the US have taken to the streets in more than a dozen states to demand stay-at-home orders be lifted.
Many were pictured apparently disregarding social distancing rules that health experts insist are critical to saving lives amid the deadly outbreak.
The President last week voiced his support for the protesters, calling them "very responsible people".
On Wednesday, Elon Musk threw his two cents in, tweeting "Free America Now!".
Musk then congratulated Texas for reopening businesses, and added in another tweeted that although reopening should be done with "care & appropriate protection" the public should not be put under "de facto house arrest".
Musk’s tweets came after his plans to reopen Tesla’s San Francisco-based US vehicle-assembly plant on May 4 looked doubtful, Bloomberg reported, with local authorities considering extending shelter-in-place orders.
Tesla leaders have clashed with the county and the city of Fremont over whether it was an essential business and could remain open.
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