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Trump, Pritzker trade barbs over supplies, response to COVID-19 pandemic

Added 04-06-20 09:23:02am EST - “President Donald Trump singled out Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Sunday, saying the governor has not performed well in the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pritzker criticized the president saying he knew about the pending…” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “Trump, Pritzker trade barbs over supplies, response to COVID-19 pandemic”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Donald Trump singled out Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Sunday, saying the governor has not performed well in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pritzker criticized the president saying he knew about the pending crisis early on but didn't act quickly enough.

Trump, Pritzker and other government leaders have been holding regular press briefings during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

One sticking point has been supplies of personal protection equipment such as masks, gloves and ventilators.

“Amazingly, 600 will be going or have gone to Illinois and I mean, there’s a governor I hear him complaining all the time, Pritzker, he’s always complaining and yet I said just give me a list of the couple of things we’ve done in Illinois,” Trump said. “We’re building a 2,500 bed hospital in McCormick Place, that’s the big convention center in Chicago.

“And we’re helping to staff it and probably will end up staffing it because he’s not able to do what he’s supposed to be able to do as governor,” Trump said. “He has not performed well.”

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