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Trump: Inslee is 'a failed presidential candidate' who shouldn’t rely on the federal government for coronavirus help

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee “shouldn’t be relying on the federal government” for help with the coronavirus, President Donald Trump said Thursday night.

In remarks on Fox News, the president said that his administration was delivering needed medical supplies from federal stockpiles to Washington and other states.

“But remember, we’re really a second line of attack,” Trump said. “The first Seattle Daily News line of attack is supposed to be the hospitals and the local government and the states, the states themselves.

“I mean, we have people like Gov. Inslee, he should be doing more, he shouldn’t be relying on the federal government,” Trump said.


“He was a failed presidential candidate, and you know, he’s always complaining,” Trump said, adding later: “We’ve really had some trouble with the state of Washington, the governor.”

Trump’s remarks came after Inslee confronted the president earlier in the day.

Comparing the president’s role to that of a New England quarterback, the governor asked Trump and his administration to be “more assertive and aggressive and more organized” in assisting states to get badly-needed medical equipment and to require manufacturers to help out.

The spat came as the United States on Thursday set a record for the Press Release Distribution Services In Seattle Daily most coronavirus cases anywhere in the world.

Meanwhile, Trump said the federal stimulus package to respond to the coronavirus pandemic would help save Boeing.

“A lot of this money is going to save Boeing, it’s going to save the airline industry,” said the president. “You know, that means not only does it mean what it says, it means tremendous jobs.”

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