JORGE RAMOS: This is the new battlefield in America’s culture war.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I have never seen so many American flags at a rally as I have at these rallies. These people love our country, they want to get back to work. These are great people. Look, they’ve got cabin fever. They want to get back. They want their life back. Their life was taken away from them.
PROTESTER: We do not stand alone.
PROTESTER: This is about getting back to work. We don’t want checks. We don’t want handouts.
TRUMP: I think they listen to me. They seem to be protesters that like me.
RAMOS: This is a war on science. It’s a war on public health. A war on facts. And a war on the truth.
DR. ANTHONY FAUCI: If you jump the gun, it’s going to backfire. That’s the problem.
TRUMP: We’re opening up our great country again.
VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: No one wants to reopen America more than President Donald Trump.
RAMOS: Trump wants to restore the country, but he cannot even agree with himself on how to do it.
TRUMP: Now that we have passed the peak in new cases, we’re starting our life again. We’re starting rejuvenation of our economy again…
RAMOS: On script, he says one thing.
TRUMP: Governors will be empowered to tailor an approach that meets the diverse circumstances of their own states…
RAMOS: Off-script, he has a different message.
TRUMP: When somebody is the president of the United States, the authority is total. The governors know that.