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Pence visits Georgia cafe that reopened despite virus

Vice President Mike Pence on Friday praised Georgia s decision to quickly reopen businesses during the coronavirus outbreak during a visit to the state that included lunch with the governor at an Atlanta caf that had resumed dine-in service. We just went out to lunch and had a great meal, and we were able to do that because of what the people of Georgia have done, Pence said at a discussion later in the day with restaurant owners and Gov. Brian Kemp. He said Georgia was leading the way in reopening and called Kemp s leadership clear and courageous and principled. The words were a marked departure from the criticism Kemp faced from President Donald Trump after Kemp announced in April he planned to allow salons, restaurants, gyms and other businesses to reopen later that month. Georgia was one of the first states to allow businesses to start up again during the pandemic. Trump initially told Kemp he supported the move, but then said publicly he strongly disagreed with it and wasn t ...

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