After CNN’s Brooke Baldwin belittled California barbershop owner Juan Desmarais for opening his shops (see video below), he appeared on Tucker Carlson to make a case for defying Governor Gavin Newsom’s lockdown.
Desmarais delivered a line that perfectly depicts the differences in how Americans have been dealing with the coronavirus crisis:
“We’re all in the same storm, but not in the same boat.”
Primo’s Barbershop owner, Desmarais, was referring to the difference in CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin’s experience in dealing with the virus and his desperation to stay in business.
Desmarais reopened on Friday and received a cease and desist order, but vowed to continue working in his Vacaville, CA barbershop:
“We are going to stay open regardless of citations, regardless of cease and desist orders,” says Juan Desmarais, owner of Primo’s Barbershop in Vacaville. They reopened Friday since we first spoke with them Tuesday. They are completely booked today, they tell me.💈 pic.twitter.com/TSJAOuRfgQ
— Stephanie Lin (@StephanieLinTV) May 2, 2020
The barbershop was booked with customers:
The barbers are all wearing masks and gloves:
The interview with a perfectly coifed Brooke Baldwin:
What do you think about small businesses forced to stay closed when big-box retailers like Costco and Walmart remain open?