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President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday during the White House’s daily Coronavirus Task Force briefing said he told Governor Brian Kemp that he “disagrees strongly with [Kemp’s] decision to open certain facilities to which are in violation of the Phase One guidelines…”
The federal government’s Phase One guidelines for businesses reopening only specifically mention large venues (e.g., sit-down dining, movie theaters, sporting venues, places of worship) and gyms.
“[Georgians] have been strong, resolute, but at the same time, [Kemp] must do what he thinks is right,” Trump said.
“I want him to do what he thinks is right.”
“It’s just too soon, I think its too soon,” Trump said.
“They can wait a little bit longer because safety has to predominate, we have to have that.”
Several Atlanta-area businesses have already made plans to reopen Friday including Bad Axe Throwing.
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