Trump says ‘no’ to Arizona spa shooting ban
Donald Trump says he will not allow his business empire to be affected by the Arizona law that prevents the sale of products that contain “shady” ingredients, despite the president’s repeated calls for the law to be overturned.
Speaking on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday, Trump said he believes that “if people are going to be hurting, if people are being hurt, they’re going to have to go to a medical professional and they’re not going to go through a spa.”
He said that “when I see it in the papers, and when I see people hurt, I don’t want people going to a spa.
I want them going to the hospital.””
And so I want to see that changed,” Trump said.
“I want to change that.”
Trump also said he has spoken with House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said he would push legislation to allow people to purchase natural, organic and gluten-free products from the federal government.
He also said that he would “continue to urge” Congress to repeal the state law, which passed in February after years of resistance by the Trump administration.
“You know, we had the flu.
We had the coronavirus.
And now we’re having a situation where a state law is going to hurt our economy, and that’s just going to happen,” Trump told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” on Wednesday.
“And I’m going to tell you, it’s going to do that.”
The Republican president said the state’s law has been “very unpopular,” and that the law has had “no impact” on his business.
The law, known as House Bill 1070, was passed after a deadly shooting at a crowded, upscale hotel in Mesa, Arizona, in 2014 that left three people dead.
The gunman, a man who claimed to be mentally ill, told the media he had used the weapon to “kill” the women at the spa, but police later determined that he did not have a firearm.
The Trump administration and the state have argued that the bill has allowed businesses to sell natural products at a discount, but critics say that has not always been the case.
The Arizona law has also drawn criticism from some in the private sector, who say that by limiting the sale to those who already own the products, the law is limiting their ability to compete.
Trump, who has been a staunch opponent of the law, called the legislation a “bailout for the health care industry,” which he said was responsible for a loss of jobs.
Trump said that the state is “a very good place” for his company, which operates in the state for more than 50 years, and also said it was important for him to show his support for the state.
“I want everybody to go out there and enjoy the people, the places, the people who work for me and love me, and I want everybody who’s going down there to go in there and support my company, and do a great job,” Trump explained.
“But I think that the real issue is the health of our people, because you know, it used to be that I would have had a great success in the business, and now I’m in a situation, I’m having a very good success, I have a great reputation, but I’m not in a great position right now.”
Trump said he doesn’t plan to be involved in the case against the Arizona spa, as he was previously said to be interested in helping a local hospital.
He said the spa “is going to stay open.”