(Natural News) On April 17, President Trump implored MI Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer to reopen Michigan’s economy. “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!” he tweeted.
(Article by Patty McMurray republished from 100PercentFedUp.com)
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2020
On June 8, Michigan’s Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that after months of being shut down, bars in her state would be allowed to reopen with restrictions.
Only 23 days later, on July 1, Governor Whitmer announced that she would again shut down bars in lower and central Michigan, after over 100 cases of COVID were reportedly traced to Harper’s bar in East Lansing, MI, a popular spot with Michigan State University students.
On October 1, The Michigan Supreme Court ruled against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s unconstitutional executive orders, saying she lacked the authority to extend the state of emergency she passed after April 30, when her first state of emergency declaration expired.
Unfortunately, for businesses that relied upon indoor bar service, the damage had already been done, and the results of Gov. Whitmer’s reckless orders dealt a devastating blow to business owners across southern and central Michigan.
Scott Ellis, Executive Director of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, representing some 8,500 businesses, blasted Governor Whitmer’s reckless executive orders. In a news release, Ellis wrote: “The governor has effectively hurt every local small-town bar in the state — establishments that aren’t the bad actors. Instead of focusing on problem bars or problem areas, she’s going to kill businesses that are abiding by all of the rules and still struggling to survive.”
On October 9, Governor Whitmer announced that bars would again be allowed to reopen, with restrictions.
Last night, during the Browns vs. Steelers game, Joe Malcoun, co-owner of the popular “The Blind Pig” bar in Ann Abor, MI, home to Univ. of Michigan, appeared in a new Joe Biden television ad, where he blamed President Trump for Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to shut down businesses during the COVID pandemic.
In the “The Blind Pig” ad, Joe Malcoun is simply identified as “Joe.” The Biden campaign ad never mentions that Joe’s a wealthy business owner or that he frequently hosts big-ticket fundraisers for high profile Democrats in Michigan.
“We don’t know how much longer we can survive,” Joe tells viewers.
Malcoun falsely accuses President Trump of his business woes, “This is the reality of Trump’s COVID response,” he says, adding, “We don’t know how much longer we can survive not having any revenue.”
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