Many of the country’s governors have been unhappy with the White House’s response and direction when is comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. And this isn’t just a Democratic lawmaker issue, Republicans have been upset as as well.
According to Trump, however, he gets a different message from these governors when he speaks with them on the phone. Today the President said that the lawmakers change their tune when they speak with the media for “political reasons.”
During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Trump told reporters, “The governors of other states, and uh, when we get on the phone with them they’re very happy. That I can tell you.”
The President continued, “No complaints from any of them, they’re very, very happy. What they say to you separately maybe will change for poltical reasons, but they are very happy with the job we’ve done.”
Trump claims all the governors are happy with the job he has done, and they are lying when they talk to the media. pic.twitter.com/jwthiTFtzP
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) August 4, 2020
Republican governors have been more than willing to talk about their feelings on the White House’s COVID response. The loudest of these has been Larry Hogan the Governor of Maryland.
Hogan penned an op-ed about his issues with the Trump administration in the Washington Post, a news source the President frequently refers to as “fake news.”
“I’d watched as the president downplayed the outbreak’s severity and as the White House failed to issue public warnings, draw up a 50-state strategy, or dispatch medical gear or lifesaving ventilators from the national stockpile to American hospitals. Eventually, it was clear that waiting around for the president to run the nation’s response was hopeless.”