Across the country, people have been protesting the stay-at-home orders due to coronavirus. And who seems to be encouraging this? President Trump via Twitter. Chris Cillizza explains how we went from social distancing to thousand-people protests.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Fox News host defended anti-lockdown protesters carrying Confederate flags and falsely accused Michigan’s governor of calling them Nazis
https://www.businessinsider.com/fox-host-defends-michigan-protesters-with-confederate-flags-2020-4

The Anti-Lockdown Protests Are Getting Weird
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/5dmxyd/the-anti-lockdown-protests-are-getting-weird

Conservatives Fuel Protests Against Coronavirus Lockdowns

Trump Supporters Are Staging Armed Protests to Stick It to Coronavirus
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/trump-supporters-protest-coronavirus-orders

Politics and public health collide in Michigan as governor faces angry protests over coronavirus shutdown
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/16/politics/gretchen-whitmer-michigan-protests/index.html

Thousands converge on Lansing to protest Whitmer’s stay home order
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/04/15/lansing-capitol-protest-michigan-stay-home-order/5136842002/

Thousands converge on Lansing to protest Whitmer’s stay home order
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/04/15/lansing-capitol-protest-michigan-stay-home-order/5136842002/

‘They listen to me – they like me’: Trump aligns himself with Operation Gridlock anti-shutdown protesters
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-coronavirus-lockdown-operation-gridlock-anti-shutdown-protests-a9469826.html

Did Gretchen Whitmer go too far in her coronavirus quarantine?
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/15/politics/gretchen-whitmer-operation-gridlock/index.html

About me:
I was named “best dressed” in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN’s editor at large and author of the daily “Point” newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics.

CREDITS
Writer: Chris Cillizza
The Point team: Leigh Munsil and Allison Gordon
Editor: Michelle Cho
Producer: Arielle Sacks

Follow Chris on
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cillizzac/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cillizzacnn
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.cillizza/
Subscribe to The Point newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/cnn/dvgb325pfm

#CNN #Cillizza #Coronavirus

source