Mayor Tells Trump Not to Come to Baltimore for Memorial Day; GOP MD Gov to Snub President’s Visit to Fort McHenry
Baltimore Mayor Jack Young (Democrat) told President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump not to come to Baltimore Monday for a Memorial Day visit to Fort McHenry, calling the trip “non-essential travel” to a city still under stay at home orders due to the COVID-19 Chinese coronavirus.
Fort McHenry, site of War of 1812 battle that inspired the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key (penned after a British attack on the fort in 1814), NPS photo
Republican Governor Larry Hogan said Trump is welcome to visit, but that he will be spending the day with his family celebrating his 64th birthday, according to spokesman Mike Ricci.
“We are honored that the president and the first lady have chosen to spend Memorial Day at Fort McHenry. Although Marylanders are encouraged not to gather in large numbers this year – now more than ever – it’s important to reflect on the American heroes who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Monday is the governor’s birthday, and he has plans to mark the day at home with his family.”
Young’s statement issued Thursday, “Dear Mr. President @realDonaldTrump, please stay home! The City of Baltimore is currently under a Stay at Home order for the safety of our residents, who have been hit hard by #COVID19.”
Dear Mr. President @realDonaldTrump, please stay home! The City of Baltimore is currently under a Stay at Home order for the safety of our residents, who have been hit hard by #COVID19pic.twitter.com/7FwrHIHyeX
— Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young (@mayorbcyoung) May 21, 2020
The City of Baltimore remains under a Stay at Home order that was put in place to help safeguard our residents from the dangers associated with COVID-19. We have worked closely with our health professionals to educate the public about the benefits of social distancing and staying home, unless leaving for an essential reason, like visiting a doctor or picking up
Source: The Gateway Pundit