In the wake of the White House’s haphazard response to the coronavirus outbreak, state governors and local officials have stepped into the breach to provide leadership through this crisis. And some of them haven’t been afraid to call out Trump’s failures, or at the very least contrast their response to that of Trump. That doesn’t sit well with two of Trump’s most loyal supporters, Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson–better known as “Diamond and Silk.” As they see it, Democrats speaking out on this are causing panic.
No, this isn’t snark. On Monday, they suggested that the Democrats attacking Trump ought to sit down and shut up.
Um, ladies? If you were actually paying attention, the governors weren’t spreading panic at all. They were just doing their jobs–pointing out what they’re doing and contrasting it with what Trump has been doing. Or rather, what Trump hasn’t been doing.
For instance, on Tuesday morning, Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer went on MSNBC and upbraided Trump for his handling of the crisis. Watch here.
Whitmer slammed the White House’s initial response, saying that “the federal government didn’t take this seriously enough.” Predictably, that didn’t sit well with Trump.
Whitmer responded by shutting Trump’s mouth for him.
If this is “failing,” what does success look like?
Trump has also feuded with New York’s Andrew Cuomo, whose state now shares the status of ground zero for the outbreak along with the West Coast. As of Wednesday morning, there are 2,400 cases of coronavirus in New York, the most of any state in the country.
On Monday, during a conference call with reporters, Cuomo slammed Trump for being “behind from Day 1” of the coronavirus epidemic. Predictably, this led to a 280-character tirade from Trump.
Predictably, Cuomo let his most (in)famous constituent have it.
So let’s see if we’ve got this right. Democratic governors are stepping up in the face of a yawning void from the White House, and are calling it out. How is this stirring up “panic”? Perhaps in their rush to prove their bonafides after switching parties during the 2016 campaign, Diamond and Silk have forgotten how competent governance is supposed to look.
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