As the COVID-19 lockdowns continue to destroy the American economy, Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus has credited the media for “frightening America.”

Speaking with Laura Ingraham of Fox News on Monday, Marcus said that America needs to focus on protecting the vulnerable instead of locking everyone down.

“My age bracket is really the problem. If we take care of my age bracket, that is 70 or above, I think that we can end a lot of the problems that are out there,” Marcus said. “People that are 70 or above have to be so careful because you are compromised in many different ways. But we’re only a small portion of the population and we’re closing down everybody, in addition to the schools.”

Marcus went on to cite Florida and Georgia as examples of states taking the correct initiatives going forward by reopening businesses.