President Trump Encourages ‘Reopen’ Protests Despite Saying States to Make Call

April 17, 2020

Protests against lockdown are ramping up across the country, as angry crowds gathered outside state capitals from Texas to Kentucky defying social distancing guidelines and refusing to wear masks. President Trump encouraged the protests on Twitter, despite saying in his briefing yesterday that governors would lead the decision to reopen their states. In South Dakota, protesters have a different gripe: Governor Kristi Noem refuses to shut down the state despite a major outbreak in her state.

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