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Steve Bannon: We Need A "Full Shutdown" Right Now; "Go Full Hammer On The Virus"

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" to talk about what the federal government can do about the coronavirus pandemic.

"If you look at the situation we are in, you have to put in three buckets," Bannon said. "The pandemic, the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, both the short-term and the deeper things on the supply chain, and then the financial crisis that is now on top of every financial market across every asset class in the world."

"I don't think we ave months to do this. I think what should happen, and my recommendation would be to drop the hammer, don’t mitigate the virus, don't spread the curve, shatter the curve," Bannon stated. "And go full hammer on the virus right now with a full shutdown, use the stimulus to bridge the economic crisis — it may take 2 trillion, it may take 3 trillion to force cash into the little entrepreneur and the little guy."

"Whether it takes two weeks or four weeks, we get through this hard and fast," he said.

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