‘LIBERATE!’: Trump pushes states to lift virus restrictions

  • Hospital personnel stand outside Providence St. John’s Medical Center on Friday, April 17, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. The hospital was holding a news conference to announce the recovery of a police officer from coronavirus. The hospital suspended ten nurses from their jobs earlier in the week after they refused to care for COVID-19 patients without being provided protective N95 face masks. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged supporters to “LIBERATE” three states led by Democratic governors Friday, apparently encouraging the growing protests against the stay-at-home restrictions aimed at stopping the coronavirus.