Covid-19: Trump Disagrees Strongly With Georgia’s Plan To Reopen Economy

Trump says he told Georgia Governor Brian Kemp that he “disagreed strongly” with Kemp’s decision to begin allowing some nonessential businesses to soon reopen.

“The people of Georgia … have been strong, resolute, but at the same time he must do what he thinks is right,” Trump says 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 parlours and barbershops in phase one … it’s just too soon.”

A spokeswoman for Kemp did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In addition to pushback from Trump, Kemp’s plan to begin cracking open the Georgia economy faces two key hurdles – the state is struggling to increase testing for new coronavirus infections and boost tracking of those in contact with infected people.

loading...

Leave a Reply