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    ‘We’re not a shipping clerk’: Trump tells governors to step up efforts to get medical supplies

    Trump: I’m a wartime president

    Also Trump: states are on their own for medical supplies

    So, which is it? Are you a leader, or are you just full of excuses?

    ‘We’re not a shipping clerk’: Trump tells governors to step up efforts to get medical supplies


    President Donald Trump on Thursday put the onus on governors to obtain the critical equipment their states need to fight the coronavirus pandemic, telling reporters that the federal government is “not a shipping clerk” for the potentially life-saving supplies.
    Appearing at the daily press briefing of the White House coronavirus task force, the president defended his decision to invoke the Defense Production Act — which would allow the administration to direct U.S. industry to ramp up production of emergency medical provisions — without actually triggeringthe statute.
    “Governors are supposed to be doing a lot of this work, and they are doing a lot of this work,” Trump said. “The Federal government is not supposed to be out there buying vast amounts of items and then shipping. You know, we’re not a shipping clerk.”
    The president’s remarks amounted to a rebuke of governors’ recent pleas for more robust federal intervention amid the rapidly spreading outbreak, which they warn will soon overwhelm local health care systems if hospital beds, face masks and other necessities are not soon furnished in significantly greater numbers.


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    Re: ‘We’re not a shipping clerk’: Trump tells governors to step up efforts to get medical supplies

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    Trump: I’m a wartime president

    Also Trump: states are on their own for medical supplies

    So, which is it? Are you a leader, or are you just full of excuses?

    ‘We’re not a shipping clerk’: Trump tells governors to step up efforts to get medical supplies


    President Donald Trump on Thursday put the onus on governors to obtain the critical equipment their states need to fight the coronavirus pandemic, telling reporters that the federal government is “not a shipping clerk” for the potentially life-saving supplies.
    Appearing at the daily press briefing of the White House coronavirus task force, the president defended his decision to invoke the Defense Production Act — which would allow the administration to direct U.S. industry to ramp up production of emergency medical provisions — without actually triggeringthe statute.
    “Governors are supposed to be doing a lot of this work, and they are doing a lot of this work,” Trump said. “The Federal government is not supposed to be out there buying vast amounts of items and then shipping. You know, we’re not a shipping clerk.”
    The president’s remarks amounted to a rebuke of governors’ recent pleas for more robust federal intervention amid the rapidly spreading outbreak, which they warn will soon overwhelm local health care systems if hospital beds, face masks and other necessities are not soon furnished in significantly greater numbers.

    He is a wartime President. He is at war against the blue states.


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    Re: ‘We’re not a shipping clerk’: Trump tells governors to step up efforts to get medical supplies

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    Trump: I’m a wartime president

    Also Trump: states are on their own for medical supplies

    So, which is it? Are you a leader, or are you just full of excuses?

    ‘We’re not a shipping clerk’: Trump tells governors to step up efforts to get medical supplies


    President Donald Trump on Thursday put the onus on governors to obtain the critical equipment their states need to fight the coronavirus pandemic, telling reporters that the federal government is “not a shipping clerk” for the potentially life-saving supplies.
    Appearing at the daily press briefing of the White House coronavirus task force, the president defended his decision to invoke the Defense Production Act — which would allow the administration to direct U.S. industry to ramp up production of emergency medical provisions — without actually triggeringthe statute.
    “Governors are supposed to be doing a lot of this work, and they are doing a lot of this work,” Trump said. “The Federal government is not supposed to be out there buying vast amounts of items and then shipping. You know, we’re not a shipping clerk.”
    The president’s remarks amounted to a rebuke of governors’ recent pleas for more robust federal intervention amid the rapidly spreading outbreak, which they warn will soon overwhelm local health care systems if hospital beds, face masks and other necessities are not soon furnished in significantly greater numbers.

    He's correct.
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    Re: ‘We’re not a shipping clerk’: Trump tells governors to step up efforts to get medical supplies

    There was a poll about which government you trust to deal with the coronavirus

    Federal 45%
    Local 65%
    State 75%

    So nobody trusts the fed.

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    Re: ‘We’re not a shipping clerk’: Trump tells governors to step up efforts to get medical supplies

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    He's correct.
    About what?
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    Re: ‘We’re not a shipping clerk’: Trump tells governors to step up efforts to get medical supplies

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    About what?
    "About what"???

    Dude...this is YOUR thread. Don't you know what it's about?
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    Re: ‘We’re not a shipping clerk’: Trump tells governors to step up efforts to get medical supplies

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    He's correct.

    ...always a tweet or a clip:


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    Re: ‘We’re not a shipping clerk’: Trump tells governors to step up efforts to get medical supplies

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    He is a wartime President. He is at war against the blue states.
    Indeed.

    Trump Told Governors to Buy Own Virus Supplies, Then Outbid Them
    Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker told Trump during a video conference on Thursday that his state three times lost out to the federal government on purchases of critical supplies, creating an awkward moment during the made-for-TV event at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington.

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    Re: ‘We’re not a shipping clerk’: Trump tells governors to step up efforts to get medical supplies

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Three weeks ago, the states weren't doing anything...the CDC and HHS were doing all the work. That has changed. Now it's the states and local areas doing the work...as they should.

    Besides, who would know better what each state or each local hospital needs? The local government or the Feds? The bureaucracy is in place at the state level...why add another layer that will only slow things down?

    As I said...Trump is correct.
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    Re: ‘We’re not a shipping clerk’: Trump tells governors to step up efforts to get medical supplies

    Trump said he would ask FEMA to ensure there were no conflicts with purchases in the future.
    Problem solved.
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