Newsom: ‘I Would Be Lying’ to Say Trump ‘Hasn’t Been Responsive to Our Needs’

GAVIN NEWSOM JAKE TAPPER

(BREITBART) – Wednesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) said President Donald Trump and his administration have been responsive to California’s needs during the coronavirus outbreak.

Anchor Jake Tapper said, “I’ve talked to officials throughout the country who have said that they have to temper their remarks and what they say about the federal government response for fear that President Trump will punish the citizens of their state if he considers them to be a complainer. You and President Trump seem to have been working collaboratively. He praised you yesterday. Do you find yourself by necessity tempering what you say in terms of any issues you might have with the federal response?

Newsom said, “I’ve been consistent, and Jake — know this, we’ve been dealing with historic wildfires and droughts out in the west here in California. And I’ve always said, I said it back a year ago, this is not time to bicker, I don’t care who is up and down, whose polls are looking better than someone else’s or who wants to run for President or who doesn’t. When it comes to times of crisis, we need to rise above the partisanship. And I’ve extended always an open hand, not a closed fist in those circumstances. And this is no different. But let me just be candid with you. I’d be lying to you to say that he hasn’t been responsive to our needs. He has.”

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