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Coronavirus response: Trump vs governors

While President Trump expects state governors to be appreciative, they're waiting on more help and medical supplies.

State and federal governments feud as civilians suffer

Origin of US COVID-19 cases still lacking necessities

While all 50 states have had to formulate their own strategies and guidance, weighing information from medical professionals in dealing with the spread of COVID-19, the one thing they’ve all needed are medical supplies to test for the virus and protect those providing tests and care. While many states may be understandably unprepared for exponential increases in illness the federal government and agencies such as FEMA have often held a reliable stockpile of medical supplies. Most all states including Washington, the very first to record a case of COVID-19, are now finding themselves dependent upon a federal government led by a man who is adding to that stockpile and treating it as a source of power and leverage rather than a resource in most dire times. When asked about Washington governor Jay Inslee’s recent plea for more testing kits, President Trump had this to say: “he's a failed presidential candidate. He's a nasty person. I don't like the governor of Washington.” While he and his staff must make decisions about where resources are delivered, to even imply that thousands more in that state may suffer or die because Trump doesn’t like someone is reprehensible.

Michigan hits roadblocks as well

Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan is meeting similar opposition from the President as she aims to procure protective gear for her state. Despite President Trump being on record encouraging states to secure their own medical supplies citing expedited delivery and a shorter supply chain, it is proving exceedingly difficult due to federal competition. “Our experience has been that with other contracts we've entered into have been delayed or have been diverted to the federal government,” Governor Whitmer adds. True to form, lacking class and leadership, Trump responded on the record as saying the following: “Michigan, all she does is —she has no idea what's going on. And all she does is say, "Oh, it's the federal government's fault." And we've taken such great care of Michigan.” Unless she is lying to her press, the current administration in the executive branch is deciding to purchase these medical supplies, increasing their stockpile and deciding who has access to it.

Baseless accusations from a President during crisis

More than any other governor in the United States, Cuomo of New York has perhaps the most daunting task and the greatest need for effective medical treatment and smart economic policy in the country right now. At such a critical point, President Trump has chosen an expanded New York City request for protective masks in preparation for the apex of the COVID infection curve as cause to suggest that the city is dealing with medical supply theft or conducting that theft themselves. “The governors have been very gracious for the most part, I would say. There are a couple that aren't appreciative of the incredible job. They have to do a better job themselves, that’s part of the problem.” Perhaps if they stroked your ego for a few minutes longer we could prevent more fatalities?

Brut.

04/01/2020 11:57 AM
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64 comments

  • JO J.
    04/12/2020 13:16

    Can someone create some kind of machine to test this guy's stupidity and show him the results right away. Maybe that might be helpful to him.

  • Valerie G.
    04/06/2020 14:00

    Hateful buffoon

  • Veshu G.
    04/06/2020 12:11

    DEMOCIDAL IN CHIEF

  • مروان ا.
    04/05/2020 01:07

    🤔

  • Vicki L.
    04/04/2020 15:23

    Trump’s a pos!!!

  • Ruel M.
    04/04/2020 09:53

    States have their own stockpiles of medical supplies. Which is meant for times like these. Which is why you don’t hear governors asking for medical supplies during hurricanes and other natural disasters. States usually ask for military troops for “citizen support”. If you think it doesn’t compare to NY situation, Harris County (Houston,Tx Area) has 7 million residents and Hurricane Harvey effect more then the +200k in NY. Now I’m not trying to say Natural Disasters and Medical Pandemics are equivalent, but it is an emergency non the less, that should be considered. If your state doesn’t have enough equipment, that’s on the local politicians, especially those states that charge state tax. They have people in office that are suppose to take proper measures. I live in Texas and we have a “Division of Emergency Management”. I would expect if a bunch of us got infected here in Texas, that we’d have enough for 1/2 the people in Texas. But I do expect my state to have more then enough for 1% of Texans, which is near 300,000.

  • Brenda G.
    04/04/2020 08:40

    God Bless our Governor’s

  • Adell S.
    04/04/2020 05:38

    that's a deadly blackmail game he's playing

  • William M.
    04/04/2020 05:37

    Respect, and appreciation are earned responses,not owed, or gifts. If your actions were worthy, I believe you would have been appreciated!❤️🤔🙏🙏🇺🇸

  • Jean A.
    04/04/2020 04:26

    F- - K him! I hate him!

  • Eddy R.
    04/04/2020 03:16

    Every state should have a plan to protect their people no crying for help when they shouldn't been ready....stop blaming 45 and help the people who put you in the place you are in today....

  • Carol N.
    04/04/2020 02:54

    Would have appreciated him being honest and doing his job back In December, just think how many lives might have been saved

  • Debbie L.
    04/04/2020 02:45

    You pos

  • Monica R.
    04/04/2020 00:08

    This his just appalling! No one should need a pat on the back... people are dying. Period. Politics shouldn’t even be a factor and neither should egos.

  • Jerry P.
    04/04/2020 00:07

    It’s the governors choice were he wants to sped the money some spend it on illegals and not on hospital supplies now your caught with you pants down

  • Sandra G.
    04/03/2020 22:46

    Trump is a numpty.

  • Anne B.
    04/03/2020 22:24

    He is not taking action on behalf of the governors. He should be acting on behalf of the a People of the United States. The governors are their spokespeople. It’s the people, Mr. President, for the people.

  • Susan N.
    04/03/2020 22:07

    Wonder if he’ll be “appreciative “ to nurses, drs, all Med staff when they have to take care of him?? If & whenever he may become ill....😷

  • Matt B.
    04/03/2020 21:40

    Chump is an ignorant idiot loser and a lousy leader.

  • Mike H.
    04/03/2020 21:28

    Who he likes should have no effect on helping the people under the American flag