President Trump said he will "certainly listen" to health experts when it comes to returning to normalcy and removing social distancing guidelines.
Trump's aides have begun intensive discussions on a plan to reopen the US economy as soon as the start of May, according to people familiar with the deliberations — though health experts warn it's far too early to declare mission accomplished and begin removing social distancing protocols.
CNN's Jim Acosta asked Trump if he'll listen to health officials if they advise him it's too soon to open.
"If they come back to you, sir, and say 'Before May the 1st — we can't open on May the 1st,' will you listen?" he asked.
"I will certainly listen. I will certainly listen," Trump said, noting that there are "two sides" to every argument.
"Remember, I understand the other side of the argument very well. Because I look at both sides of an argument. I will listen to them very carefully, though," Trump added.