Trump knocks Governor again: "I wasn't happy with Brian Kemp"

For a second straight day from the White House Briefing Room, President Donald Trump criticized Gov. Brian Kemp's plans to loosen Coronavirus restrictions on businesses, pointedly and repeatedly telling reporters his feelings about the Georgia Governor's plans.

"I wasn't happy with Brian Kemp," the President said.

Asked about his conversation this week with Kemp about Georgia's plans, the President was even more blunt in his assessment of what Gov. Kemp was doing.

"I didn't like to see a lot of things happening, and I wasn't happy with it," Mr. Trump said.

"I didn't like to see spas opening, frankly, and I wasn't happy with it," the President said.

"But I wasn't happy with Brian Kemp. I will tell you that right now."

On Wednesday at his Coronavirus briefing, the President publicly rebuked Kemp for moving to re-open certain businesses, saying barber shops, tattoo parlors, and beauty salons were not covered by the first phase of the President's re-opening guidelines.

Given the opportunity by a reporter to revisit the issue at Thursday's briefing, the President did not miss the hanging curve ball.

"I want the states to open more than he does - much more than he does," the President said.

Mr. Trump though again said the Governors have the final say on these types of decisions - but that didn't spare the Georgia Governor.

"And I could have done something about it if I wanted to," President Trump said. "But I'm saying let the governors do it."

"But I wasn't happy with Brian Kemp," the President added pointedly.