Too soon, Trump tells Georgia

Yes, another flip-flop. Last weekend the president encouraged protestors criticizing their governors for

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April 22, 2020 - 7:19 PM

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Photo by (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

ATLANTA (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.”

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