“The cars were blocking one of our hospitals, so an ambulance literally wasn’t able to get into the bay for ten minutes,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whose statewide stay-at-home order provoked the ire of many right-wingers and Trump supporters. The order banned residents from traveling to second homes, closed non-essential businesses, and limited outdoor activities in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.
Rallygoers fumed at what they see as inconsistencies in the stay-at-home order, like a prohibition on motor-powered boats that still allows for the use of sailboats or canoes. Anger over the expansive executive order was rooted partially in its directive that Michiganders limit inter-state travel and close the home-improvement sections of big box stores, which are under order to limit customer access to non-essential departments.