President Trump 'strongly' disagrees with Georgia governor's decision to reopen businesses

Speaking at a daily White House briefing Wednesday evening, Trump said he told Kemp he had misgivings over the governor's plan, but would not stand in his way.

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2020, 8:11 PM

Updated 1,554 days ago

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President Trump 'strongly' disagrees with Georgia governor's decision to reopen businesses
(AP) - President Donald Trump said he told Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp that he “disagreed strongly” with Kemp's decision to begin allowing some nonessential businesses to soon reopen.

Speaking at a daily White House briefing Wednesday evening, Trump said he told Kemp he had misgivings over the governor's plan, but would not stand in his way.

“The people of Georgia ... have been strong, resolute, but at the same time he must do what he thinks is right,” Trump said of Kemp, a Republican. “I want him to do what he thinks is right. But I disagree with him on what he's doing. ... But I think (opening) spas and beauty salons and tattoo parlors and barbershops in phase one ... it's just too soon."
Briefing Notes:
  • President Trump says his administration is helping governors find unused testing capacity. He says additional capabilities are coming online every day.
  • President Trump says he is not in favor of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to reopen businesses. "He has to do what he thinks is right."
  • In show of support to American medical workers, President Trump says the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels will perform air shows over major U.S. cities.
  • President Trump thanked Harvard and Stanford, saying he was pleased the schools turned down CARES Act aid funding.
  • President Trump says he plans on having July Fourth show in Washington similar to last year's military tribute. 
  • President Trump says his administration is making efforts to expand testing in underserved areas. He says 40 new sites have launched so far. 
  • VP Pence says declining COVID-19 cases is a "tribute to the American people." He urges Americans to "keep doing what you're doing."
  • Dr. Fauci on phase 1 reopening of states: "We have to proceed in a very careful and measured way...If we don't do that, we will have a rebound."
  • Dr. Fauci says "we will have corona in the fall" but the U.S. will be better prepared for it.
  • Dr. Fauci says he would advise Gov. Kemp not to rush into reopening. 
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