Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom praised the Trump Administration’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak Monday.
“We had a private conversation, but he said ‘We’re gonna do the right thing’ and ‘You have my support,'” Newsom said. “All of our support, logistically, and otherwise.”
“He said everything that I could have hoped for,” Newsom added. “Every single thing he said they followed through on.”
Newsom offered additional praise for Vice President Mike Pence, who is leading the White House’s Coronavirus task force. Newsom said the administration has been helpful in “repatriating” passengers who were returning to the state from cruises.
Newsom declared a state of emergency over the virus about a month ago and has likely been working with the federal government for close to that same amount of time.
California Gov. Newsom had kind words for Pres. Trump and Vice Pres. Pence when asked about the administration's handling of coronavirus and cruise ships:— ABC News (@ABC) March 9, 2020
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