Coronavirus: Mixed messages from Washington

President Trump's statement that Georgia's decision to reopen businesses came too soon, despite encouraging states to ease restrictions earlier in the week, is just one of several conflicting messages on the COVID-19 pandemic coming from the White House. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

(NBC News) — Businesses across Georgia, including barber shops, hair salons and bowling alleys are preparing to reopen after Governor Brian Kemp announced an easing of COVID-19 restrictions earlier in the week.

President Trump backed Georgia’s governor when the move was first announced, saying “He’s a very capable, he knows what he’s doing.”

Just 24 hours later, the president reversed course.

“I disagree strongly with his decision,” Mr. Trump said Wednesday, adding “It’s just – I think it’s too soon.”

It’s one of several mixed messages coming from Washington on testing, decisions being made by the Centers for Disease Control and whether COVID-19 will make a comeback this fall.

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