White House economic adviser said businesses should not be held liable for workers who contract the while on the job, backing earlier comments made this week by President .
“You’ve got to give the businesses some confidence here that if something happens, and it may not be their fault — the disease is an infectious disease — if something happens, you can’t take them out of business. You can’t throw big lawsuits against them,” he .
Trump, at a White House press briefing on Monday, argued against allowing such legal protections for workers because it would weaken companies’ performance.
“We just don’t want that because we want the companies to open and to open strong,” .