With counties rebelling against Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay at home orders, President Donald Trump inserted himself into the debate Monday, arguing that state residents “want their freedom now.”
The great people of Pennsylvania want their freedom now, and they are fully aware of what that entails. The Democrats are moving slowly, all over the USA, for political purposes. They would wait until November 3rd if it were up to them. Don’t play politics. Be safe, move quickly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2020
In a news conference announcing repercussions, including the loss of federal stimulus money, for counties who choose to disregard his administration’s order, Wolf responded to Trump’s Tweet
“I don’t know how you stay safe and move quickly,” Wolf said.
U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, also weighed in with a tweet of his own:
What people want is freedom FROM THE VIRUS.
And we’ll only get it if we have #UniversalTesting + tracing + isolating.
— Dwight Evans (@RepDwightEvans) May 11, 2020