Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom praised President Donald Trump for the way he has handled the coronavirus pandemic, especially in his state.
“Let me just be candid with you. I’d be lying to you to say that (Trump) hasn’t been responsive to our needs. He has. And so, as a question, as a sort of an offer of objectivity, I have to acknowledge that publicly,” Newsom said Wednesday on CNN when asked about Trump’s role in helping with the crisis.
“The fact is that every time I have called the president, he has quickly gotten on the line. When we asked to get support for that mercy ship in southern California, he was able to direct that in real-time. We’ve got 2,000 of these field medical sites, that are up, almost all operational now in the state, because of his support, and those are the facts,” Newsom continued.