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President Trump says Gov. Whitmer should 'give a little'

President Donald Trump and VP Mike Pence in background meeting with recovered coronavirus patients
Posted at 11:01 PM, May 01, 2020

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should “give a little” and “put out the fire” a day after hundreds of conservative demonstrators protested at the state Capitol against stay-at-home restrictions she imposed to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

The Democratic governor then posted a tweet Friday with a video of former First Lady Michelle Obama stating: “Our motto is: ‘When they go low we go high.'”

Whitmer late Thursday issued directives proclaiming that the COVID-19 emergency continues and declaring new states of emergency and disaster after the Republican-controlled Legislature refused her request for a 28-day extension.

The declarations are the foundation of her stay-at-home and other orders meant to curb the spread of the virus.