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President Trump confirmed during a news conference later Saturday that the call included: the NBA's Adam Silver, the WNBA's Cathy Engelbert, MLB's Rob Manfred, the NFL's Roger Goodell, the NHL's Gary Bettman, the PGA Tour's Jay Monahan, the LPGA's Michael Whan, the UFC's Dana White, WWE's Vince McMahon, IndyCar's Roger Penske, the Breeders Cup's Drew Fleming, and MLS's Don Garber.

Trump later expanded on the statement in a news conference, saying the sports leagues "want to get back".

That's according to ESPN, with it also being reported that Trump hopes to have fans back in stadiums and in arenas by August and September.

"I have seen such support", Trump said, adding that "people clapping for the fire department, clapping for police, they're like warriors".

While commissioners, players and fans are eager for games to restart, the truth is that there are substantial hurdles remaining to opening gates and welcoming back fans into games.

President Trump is confident that the National Football League season will begin on time despite growing concern that the spread of the coronavirus might derail the schedule early on, according to a new report.

"Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke by telephone with commissioners of major league sports to discuss the all-of-America response to COVID-19".

The call comes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has shut down almost all major sports organizations. The NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments were canceled along with virtually every other college athletic event for the remainder of the academic year; major events like the Masters Tournament, the Kentucky Derby and the Indianapolis 500 have been postponed; and thousands of arena employees have lost work because of the shutdown of the sports and entertainment industries.

He said, "We have to open our country again".

"We're very disappointed in 3M", he said, "they can sell to others, but they should be taking care of our country".

In many states, the peak of the virus is expected weeks in the future, though Doctor Deborah Birx said that the outbreaks in Louisiana, Detroit and NY are all on track to hit their worst point in the next six to seven days. "We have to get back".

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