Atlanta Mayor Warns Protesters To Get COVID Tests, Says Trump Should Stop Talking: He’s Making It Worse

CBS News reports:

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms appealed to President Trump on Sunday to “just stop talking” after demonstrators descended on dozens of U.S. cities Saturday for the fifth day to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and clashes became more violent as day turned to night.

“There are times where you should just stop, and this is one of those times,” Bottoms said on “Face the Nation.”

“He’s making it worse. This is not about using military force. This is about where we are in America. We are beyond a tipping point in this country, and his rhetoric only inflames that, and he should sometimes just stop talking.”

The New York Daily News reports:

Concerns about a potential increase in the spread of coronavirus have arisen as protests following the death of George Floyd cause large gatherings in major United States cities. Atlanta’s mayor told demonstrators that there’s “still a pandemic” in the country and recommended they get tested for COVID-19 soon.

“If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week,” Keisha Lance Bottoms said. Bottoms said, “There is still a pandemic in America that’s killing black and brown people at higher numbers.”