Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 423 words, a 2-minute read.
Protesters at the Michigan Capitol rally against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order. Photo: Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via Reuters
Today President Trump began fueling reopening protests in some blue states.
Why it matters: Governors have in place strong public health restrictions and are likely to want to continue to hold the line for some time to come. This was a position Trump publicly supported as recently as yesterday.
The ingredients for mayhem, via Axios' Jonathan Swan:
Between the lines: As we reported in yesterday's PM, public support is strongly on the side of social distancing.
The bottom line: It surely can't be helping individuals and businesses to have the yo-yo effect created by federal and state officials openly arguing about timelines that involve life and death.
UPS containers that are part of FEMA's Project Airbridge, a major effort to fly in PPE to the U.S.
Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
Pitchfork, long the go-to music review site for the hipster set, granted Fiona Apple's new album "Fetch the Bolt Cutters" an elusive 10 out of 10, its first perfect review in nearly a decade, notes Axios' Shane Savitsky.
Flashback: The site's last 10 was Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" on Nov. 22, 2010.