Trump disagrees with Georgia's push to re-open economy
- 23 April 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he strongly disagrees with Georgia’s aggressive push to re-open its economy in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, saying it’s “just too soon” to lift some restrictions, APA reports quoting Reuters.
eorgia Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican and Trump ally, is allowing businesses such as beauty salons, tattoo parlors and bowling alleys to reopen as soon as Friday. Trump said Georgia is not adhering to federal guidelines for states to re-start their economies.
“It’s just too soon. I think it’s too soon,” Trump said. “They can wait a little bit longer, just a little bit - not much. Because safety has to predominate. We have to have that.”
Georgia has had more than 20,000 cases of COVID-19 and has seen more than 800 deaths.
But Trump at his daily briefing on the pandemic largely projected optimism in the nation’s battle against the virus. He said he was encouraged to see other states begin to open up their economies and ease restrictions.