Trump Attacks New York and Michigan Governors But Says Federal Government Is ‘Working Well’ With Them

Trump Attacks New York and Michigan Governors But Says Federal Government Is ‘Working Well’ With Them

President Donald Trump made some contradictory statements about how state governors are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic on Tuesday. The President attacked the Democratic governors of Michigan and New York, but then claimed all governors were working well with federal authorities.

“Cuomo wants ‘all states to be treated the same.’ But all states aren’t the same,” Trump said, renewing his attacks on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“Some are being hit hard by the Chinese Virus, some are being hit practically not at all. New York is a very big ‘hotspot’, West Virginia has, thus far, zero cases. Andrew, keep politics out of it.”

He later criticized Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who had just appeared on MSNBC.

“Failing Michigan Governor must work harder and be much more proactive. We are pushing her to get the job done. I stand with Michigan!” he said.

Just minutes later, however, Trump claimed that governors were co-operating successfully with federal authorities.

“Federal Government is working very well with the Governors and State officials. Good things will happen!” he said.

Trump initially downplayed the severity of the Coronavirus and lashed out at Democrats. Despite declaring a national emergency, he’s still taking aim at Democratic governors who are trying to prevent the spread of the disease.

 

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor