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Trump calls Michigan Supreme Court ruling 'BIG win,' says churches & schools should open up

Trump calls Michigan Supreme Court ruling 'BIG win,' says churches & schools should open up
Posted at 2:31 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 14:31:21-04

(WXYZ) — President Donald Trump called the recent Michigan Supreme Court ruling a "BIG win."

The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday struck down months of orders by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that were aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus, saying she illegally drew authority from a 1945 law that doesn’t apply.

On Wednesday morning, Trump retweeted a video from the group Young Americans for Liberty of Whitmer.

In his tweet, Trump urged Michigan to "open up your churches and your schools."

He also credited himself for auto companies expanding in the state.

A couple hours later, Gov. Whitmer responded to the president's tweet, urging him to "get to work" on a COVID-19 relief package for the American people.

In a press conference Tuesday, Whitmer said Michigan's COVID-19 cases could likely go up as a result of the ruling. She said there will be uncertainty, disruption and possibly greater risk to the economy.

On Monday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced they are instituting restrictions on gathering sizes, requiring face coverings in public spaces, and placing limitations on bars and other venues in Michigan.