Even though over 40,000 people in the US have died from Coronavirus, President, Donald Trump, has defended the thousands of protesters that have taken to the cities in the US to protest against the COVID-19 lockdown that has changed their way of life and shut down their means of livelihood.
Trump says some of the governors’ stay at home orders went too far, suggesting people ”have cabin fever and just want their lives back.
With more protests planned, Trump refrained from telling the demonstrators, many of whom have been wearing Trump clothing/merchandise, to stay home.
He said, those protesting, including people in Olympia, Washington, Virginia and Michigan on Sunday ‘love our country’
Trump then tweeted ‘LIBERATE’ and then included one of those three states in his tweet raising concerns that Trump might be fueling violent actions but Trump has now denied those assertions.
‘No, I am not. I’ve never seen so many American flags,’ Trump said.’They’ve got cabin fever,’ ‘These people love our country. They want to get back to work.’
‘And when the virus passes, I hope we’re going to be sitting next to each other at baseball games, football games, basketball games, ice hockey games,’
‘I hope we’re going to be sitting next to each other. The Masters is going to have 100,000 people, not 25 watching the course.’
Some protesters waved Nazi flags after gathering in the state capitals of Michigan, Minnesota and Virginia last week