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GOP Gov. Hogan Fires Back After Trump Attacks Him As Clueless During Coronavirus Briefing

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GOP Gov. Hogan Fires Back After Trump Attacks Him As Clueless During Coronavirus Briefing





President Donald Trump singled out Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan out during his White House coronavirus briefing Monday, saying Hogan “didn’t really understand” an email sent by federal officials detailing current testing capacity in each state.

“Some of the governors, like, as an example, the governor from Maryland didn’t really understand the list,” Trump said, without using Hogan’s name. “He didn’t understand too much about what was going on so now I think he’ll be able to do that.”



“Vice President Mike Pence told governors on a video conference earlier Monday that an email was sent to officials in each state detailing current testing capacity by state,” reports the Baltimore Sun. “But Hogan said much of the unused lab machinery listed for his state in the report was in federal labs that the state does not have access to. The Associated Press obtained audio of the call. Hogan rebutted Pence’s statement, saying ‘We already knew where the labs were.'”

Responding to Trump’s attack, Hogan told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that “most of the governors already knew where the lab facilities were in their states” and that “most of the ones that they sent me in Maryland were all federal facilities…none of which were state-owned labs or facilities where we could actually do any testing.”

“I’m not sure what the president is referring to,” Hogan added.







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