Baltimore’s mayor is urging President Trump to cancel a deliberate go to to town to honor veterans on Memorial Day, saying town continues to be below a stay-at-home order because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The president is scheduled to go to the Fort McHenry National Monument on Monday.
“That President Trump is deciding to pursue non-essential travel sends the wrong message to our residents, many of whom have been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 virus,” Mayor Jack Young mentioned on Twitter. “I wish that the president, as our nation’s leader, would set a positive example and not travel during thing holiday weekend.”
He additionally mentioned town “can’t afford” the native prices of the presidential go to.
The White House mentioned the president is decided to make the journey to honor veterans on the vacation.
“The brave men and women who have preserved our freedoms for generations did not stay home and the president will not either as he honors their sacrifice by visiting such a historic landmark in our nation’s history,” mentioned White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere.
The fort is the positioning the place American defenders throughout a British bombardment in 1814 impressed Francis Scott Key to write down “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
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