President Trump signaled his support of escalating protests against coronavirus restrictions — accusing certain states of being “unreasonable” with lockdowns that are too strict.
“I really believe that they’re being unreasonable,” Trump said at a White House briefing Saturday, a day after tweeting for Minnesota, Michigan and Virginia to be “liberated.”
“There are a lot of protests out there. And I just think that some of the governors have gotten carried away,” he said.
Trump criticized Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for being too strict in her state’s lockdown, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for gun-control measures that have nothing to do with the coronavirus.
Trump spoke hours after protests took place in Texas, Maryland, Indiana, Nevada and Wisconsin against ongoing stay-at-home restrictions enacted to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
Several such demonstrations have already taken place across the country in recent days, including in California, Michigan, Ohio and New Jersey.
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