Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan Blasts Trump For Coronavirus Response

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  2 weeks ago  •  6 comments

By:   Jack Brewster, Forbes

Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan Blasts Trump For Coronavirus Response

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Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan Blasts Trump For Coronavirus Response









Jack Brewster Forbes Staff


I'm a news reporter for Forbes.






Updated Jul 16, 2020, 12:48pm EDT


 

Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) tore into President Trump and his administration’s response to the pandemic in an   op-ed   published Thursday in the   Washington Post , describing how “hopeless” it was waiting for an effective response from the White House, and saying the delayed response forced him and all other governors to take matters into their own hands.

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KEY FACTS




Hogan, a Republican who leads a blue state, said he watched in horror early on in the pandemic as Trump “downplayed” the severity of the pandemic and his administration “failed to issue public warnings, draw up a 50-state strategy or dispatch medical gear or lifesaving ventilators from the national stockpile to American hospitals.”  



“Eventually, it was clear that waiting around for the president to run the nation’s response was hopeless,” Hogan writes. “If we delayed any longer, we’d be condemning more of our citizens to suffering and death.”



An absence of White House leadership, Hogan writes, is to blame for the nation’s patchwork response to the pandemic: “So many nationwide actions could have been taken in those early days—but weren’t.”



Hogan describes the laborious effort to require materials for Covid-19 tests early on in the pandemic, and how his wife, Yumi Hogan, a native of South Korea, helped the state obtain 500,000 coronavirus tests from her home country. 


The Maryland governor laid blame on Trump for the delayed Covid-19 testing rollout in the U.S.: “While other countries were racing ahead with well-coordinated testing regimes, the Trump Administration bungled the effort.”




The White House did not immediately respond to Forbes’ request for comment. 

CRUCIAL QUOTE


“Instead of listening to his own public health experts, the president was   talking and tweeting   like a man more concerned about boosting the stock market or his reelection plans,” Hogan writes.

KEY BACKGROUND


Hogan, governor of a state that went to Hillary Clinton in 2016 by almost 30 points, has been critical of Trump in the past, and has repeatedly directed his ire at the president during the pandemic. Earlier this month, Hogan laid in to Trump for sending mixed messages on the pandemic. "His entire administration is telling everyone to take it seriously while he tells everybody to not take it seriously," Hogan   told   the   New York Times . Meanwhile, the Maryland governor has   received   bipartisan praise for his swift response to the outbreak in his state, including acquiring 500,000 tests from South Korea.

SURPRISING FACT


Washington Post   opinion writer Max Boot   argues   Hogan, who has flirted with running for president, could become the new face of the GOP but instead, the party is likely to choose Tucker Carlson, or someone with similar views, as the standard-bearer.

TANGENT


On Thursday, Hogan   announced   a probe into a $501 million unemployment fraud scheme in his state. 




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Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

Hogan, a Republican who leads a blue state, said he watched in horror early on in the pandemic as Trump “downplayed” the severity of the pandemic and his administration “failed to issue public warnings, draw up a 50-state strategy or dispatch medical gear or lifesaving ventilators from the national stockpile to American hospitals.”  

"Eventually, it was clear that waiting around for the president to run the nation’s response was hopeless,” Hogan writes. “If we delayed any longer, we’d be condemning more of our citizens to suffering and death.”

An absence of White House leadership, Hogan writes, is to blame for the nation’s patchwork response to the pandemic: “So many nationwide actions could have been taken in those early days—but weren’t.”

Hogan describes the laborious effort to require materials for Covid-19 tests early on in the pandemic, and how his wife, Yumi Hogan, a native of South Korea, helped the state obtain 500,000 coronavirus tests from her home country. 

The Maryland governor laid blame on Trump for the delayed Covid-19 testing rollout in the U.S.: “While other countries were racing ahead with well-coordinated testing regimes, the Trump Administration bungled the effort.”

 
 
 
Tessylo
3  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

I'm so proud of my Governor.  I work in Baltimore City and live in Columbia.  

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @3    2 weeks ago

He isn't planning to go to the FL rally is he?

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.1    2 weeks ago

Hell NO!  Even Dan Patrick and most of the gop aren't going to risk their lives, they're going to be on video.  

Actually, I don't know, but I don't believe so.  

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.1    2 weeks ago

Duplicate comment removed.

 
 
 
Krishna
4  Krishna    2 weeks ago

Max Boot      argues      Hogan, who has flirted with running for president, could become the new face of the GOP but instead, the party is likely to choose Tucker Carlson, or someone with similar views, as the standard-bearer.

Why not David Duke-- he'd be even better than Tucker Carlson! After all, he has all the right views, and says the right stuff!

A former   Ku Klux Klan   leader – or 'grand wizard' – has suggested fascists had helped   Donald Trump   win the   US presidential election.

David Duke, who once led the neo-Nazi, white-supermacist organisation, tweeted the claim on election night.

“This is one of the most exciting nights of my life,” Mr Duke wrote.

“Make no mistake about it, our people have played a huge role in electing Trump!”

 
 
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