Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer drew a line in the sand vs. her political rival President Donald Trump. As Whitmer took a stand. The Associated Press told:
At least one swing state governor, meanwhile, says Trump would not be welcome to host a rally in her state amid the current pandemic. As Whitmer, a Democrat, said she “would think very seriously about” trying to block Trump from hosting a rally there if he wanted to.
She claimed that, “We know that congregating without masks, especially at an indoor facility, is the worst thing to do in the midst of a global pandemic,” Whitmer said admitting she wasn’t aware of specific legal tools she had available to block a prospective Trump rally. “I just know we have limitations on the number of people that can gather and that we’re taking this seriously.”
Just before that she announced, “I want to be very clear, any attempt to strip away the powers of the governor during this time is irresponsible, dangerous, and foolish.”
And stated, ‘The aggressive measures we took at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have worked to flatten the curve, but there is still more to be done to prevent a second wave. We owe it to the heroes on the front lines to keep doing our part by wearing a mask when in public and practicing social distancing. Now is not the time to get complacent. We must continue to stay vigilant and flexible in order to reduce the chance of a second wave.”
From The AP:
In his return to the campaign trail the Republican president did not offer even a token reference to national unity. WIth remarks that spanned more than an hour and 40 minutes at his self-described campaign relaunch as the nation grappled with surging covid-19 infections, the worst unemployment since the Great Depression and sweeping civil unrest.
In addition, Republican operative Rick Tyler, a frequent Trump critic said “It’s bad,. There’s literally nothing to run on. The only thing he can say is that Biden is worse.” A depressing thought.