Inslee blasts Trump for ‘fomenting domestic rebellion’

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says President Donald Trump’s comments about “liberating” parts of the country from coronavirus stay-at-home orders put millions of Americans at risk of contracting COVID-19. Trump on Friday via Twitter encouraged demonstrators in the Democratic states of Michigan, Virginia and Minnesota to protest social-distancing rules that experts say can help slow the spread of the virus. Inslee, a Democrat, said in a statement Friday that Trump is encouraging “illegal and dangerous acts.” Washington state saw the nation’s first confirmed coronavirus case in January, as well as the first deadly cluster at a Seattle-area nursing home.