Klobuchar to Trump: ‘Lead Instead of Blaming the Governors’

Klobuchar to Trump: ‘Lead Instead of Blaming the Governors’


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Janet Ybarra
Former Washington Journalist
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A Democratic senator and former presidential candidate castigated Donald Trump for too often blaming the nation’s governors who are trying to manage through the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic.

In the United States, there have been 105,778 confirmed cases and 1,731 deaths, according to the most recent figures.

Donald Trump has come under fire in recent days for a combative and accusatory attitude with some of the nation’s governors who are trying to deal with the virus outbreak.

These Democratic governors in Trump’s firing line include Jay Inslee of Washington State and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan.

“I want the president to lead and not spend a quarter of his press conferences blaming other people and going after governors. I want the president, of course, I wish that he had planned ahead when this started happening in China in terms of getting those tests in massive amounts ready to go and letting places like Mayo Clinic, which is now working on a serum test, getting those approved right away,” Klobuchar said. “I think that’s what we should be doing now. And as for the equipment for people in the hospitals, he just has to do everything he can to lead and not say that he’s just the backup.

“This is a national pandemic. This is a global pandemic. This is a time when leaders lead instead of blaming the governors who are basically on the front line trying to do their best every single day,” added Klobuchar, whose own husband is infected and fighting the disease.

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