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Trump Tells Governors ‘Get It Yourselves’ If They Need Lifesaving Equipment To Fight Coronavirus

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Trump Tells Governors ‘Get It Yourselves’ If They Need Lifesaving Equipment To Fight Coronavirus

While the country continues to try and fight the pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Donald Trump is leaving states to fend for themselves, according to a new report.

According to The New York Times, Trump spoke to governors across the nation in a phone call that got heated.

According to the report, Trump told governors to get the equipment needed to fight the coronavirus themselves and not rely on the federal government.

“Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves,” Trump told the governors during a phone call, according to a recording of the call obtained by the New York Times. “We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Points of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.”

The Times also reported:

The suggestion surprised some of the governors, who have been scrambling to contain the outbreak and are increasingly looking to the federal government for help with equipment, personnel and financial aid.

Mr. Trump used much of the call to repeat the same upbeat rhetoric he has offered in public, assuring the governors: “We’re going to get it remedied and hopefully very quickly.”

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