Trump breaks with his own guidelines to back conservative anti-quarantine protesters - 2020-04-17
Asked about his tweets at Friday's White House press briefing and whether those states should lift their stay-at-home orders, Trump said, "No, but elements of what they've done are too much. ... It's too tough."
Earlier in the briefing, Trump said certain states are going to "come online" "sooner rather than later."
The president's remarks and social media posts come as some conservative groups have grown increasingly frustrated with the local directives that have slammed the brakes on the U.S. economy, the strength of which had been a key selling point of Trump's reelection effort.