Maine’s Democratic governor warned President Donald Trump to watch his tone during a visit to the state Friday to showcase a company that makes specialized swabs for coronavirus testing.
Meanwhile, the sheriff in the state’s most rural county is urging those expected to protest Trump’s visit to behave themselves as riots continue around the country over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
On Thursday, Maine’s Democrat Gov. Janet Mills told President Trump that during his visit he needs to:
“check the rhetoric at the door and abandon the divisive words”
“I hope he will heed this call and appeal to the best in all people and lead us with courage and compassion through this difficult time.”
During a call earlier this week with governors, Mills told the president she was concerned about “security problems for our state” if Trump visited because of his harsh remarks about handling demonstrators.
The president said her remarks only made him more determined to come, adding, “she just doesn’t understand me very well.” Mills has said she will be working during Trump’s visit.
The AP coverage of this story is simply egregious.
The Associated Press stated in their story:
Trump has drawn criticism for urging governors to “dominate” protesters and toss perpetrators of violence in prison and for his administration’s move earlier this week to forcibly clear out peaceful protesters near the White House so the president could walk to a nearby church to pose for photos holding up a Bible.
You have to love how the AP and other liberal-biased news outlets such as CNN continue to use quotations only around the word “Dominate” and then add their lie about what the President stated.
The fact is President Trump told governor’s in a conference call, that to control the rioting, looting, and arson plaguing their city’s. They need to call in the National Guard to “Dominate The Streets.”
The other big mainstream media lie, that the AP regurgitated was in reporting that:
Earlier this week the Trump administration sent in the Police to forcibly clear out peaceful protesters near the White House so the president could walk to a nearby church to pose for photos holding up a Bible.
Of course, this has not only been debunked by White House Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany when she was bitch-slapping CNN Jim Acosta on Wednesday. But was also called out yesterday during U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s Press Briefing.
Barr stated that HE ORDERED the Police to move the rioters, DAMMIT, I meant ‘Peaceful Protesters’ back one block earlier that morning. That was hours before President Trump even decided to make his trip across the street.
As Barr explained the reason why the delay in moving the protesters had to due with logistics and not anything to do with President Trump.
Jim Acosta says "[Dr. King] likely would not have approved of what took place Monday evening across from the White House…" when Trump visited the church.@PressSec isn't having any of it, says there was no tear gas or rubber bullets and protesters were asked to move 3 times. pic.twitter.com/LggNwwx8qS
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) June 3, 2020
This will be President Trump’s first visit to Maine since taking office and his first stop will be to Guilford, population 1,500, home to Puritan Medical Products, one of only two major companies producing a special type of swab needed to ramp up coronavirus testing. The other is in Italy.
More than 350 workers in Guilford have been working long hours since the coronavirus pandemic began.
“There is pressure. There’s always not enough. There’s always not enough. You’re always working to provide the extra capacity that’s needed,” co-owner Timothy Templet told The Associated Press. “We’re doing our best to supply the needs. It’s critical that our country is taken care of.”
The Trump administration is providing $75.5 million through the Defense Production Act for Puritan to double production to 40 million swabs a month, and the company plans to open a second production site by July 1.
Trump is also scheduled to meet with members of the commercial fishing industry in Maine earlier in the day. He’s set to fly into Bangor, where a group of demonstrators has pledged to have a presence, in the afternoon.