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Trump says some states have been ‘too tough’ on stay-at-home orders

Last updated on April 18, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday criticized the handling of some states’ coronavirus mitigation measures, saying he found the stay-at-home orders of governors such as Virginia “too tough.”

Asked if certain states – Michigan, Minnesota and Virginia – should lift their stay-at-home orders, Trump said: “No, but I think elements of what they’ve done are too much.”

Donald Trump said he was in favor of adding money for hospitals in the next congressional bill designed to help fund small businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak.

The Trump administration and congressional Republicans say the next coronavirus response bill should simply add $250 billion to the small business program to help preserve businesses and jobs.

U.S. President also told about his plan to deliver the commencement address for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, later this spring, after suspending most of his travel because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The academy’s website states that the graduation date for the class of 2020 is scheduled to take place on May 23. 

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