He has proven his selfishness through his actions time and time again. You are absolutely right about his motivation. The only reason why he wants kids to go back to school quickly is so that their parents can go back to work. It’s sad because he hasn’t tried to actually address the epidemic. Instead, he has pushed responsibility onto the states. He has used his political chops to convince governors that the virus is a hoax and that no one should listen to anyone except for him. Apparently, they find him trustworthy. I don’t because I didn’t drink the koolaid.