“I want fans back in the arenas,” Trump said. “I can’t tell you a date, but I think it’s gonna be sooner rather than later.”

Before the briefing, Trump held a conference call with 13 commissioners of major men’s and women’s U.S. pro sports leagues, including WWE chairman Vince McMahon.

A person with direct knowledge of the call told AP that Trump believes the NFL season will start as scheduled Sept. 10, with fans in seats.

But California Gov. Gavin Newsom said when asked if the NFL season will start on time: “I’m not anticipating that happening in this state.”