President Donald Trump on Tuesday publicly rebuked the Governor of Georgia over his plans to lift restrictions on certain businesses in coming days, saying he had told Gov. Brian Kemp (R) that he was moving too quickly to allow businesses like beauty parlors, barber shops, and tattoo parlors to be opened.
"It's just too soon, I think it's too soon," President Trump said at a Tuesday evening White House briefing.
"At the same time, he must do what he thinks is right," the President added, making it clear that Governors have the final say on how states lift Coronavirus limits.
"But I disagree with him on what he's doing," Mr. Trump said.
The President said while he 'loved' the people who use tattoo parlors, beauty salons and barber shops, now was not the time for them to open.
“They can wait a little bit longer, just a little bit not much - because safety has to predominate. We have to have that,” Mr. Trump said to reporters in the White House Briefing Room.
In a series of tweets after the President's Coronavirus news conference, the Governor said he was ready to work with the White House and follow the new guidelines for re-opening businesses.