Having an emotionally unstable leader in a time of crisis can have many unfortunate side effects.
In Michigan, the need for additional medical supplies is urgent as the global pandemic begins overcrowding hospitals in the region.
President Trump, however, is reluctant to give the state the supplies they need because Governor Gretchen Whitmer has not been nice enough to him.
In recent comments to reporters, Trump referred to Whitmer as the "young woman governor."
Trump says he's having a big problem with "the young, a woman governor, you know who I'm talking about, from Michigan."— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1585273101.0
Whitmer took to Twitter to make it clear how she felt about Trump's desire for obsequence.
Hi, my name is Gretchen Whitmer, and that governor is me 👋 I've asked repeatedly and respectfully for help. We nee… https://t.co/6oHmPCFFcZ— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@Governor Gretchen Whitmer)1585275598.0
PS: I’m happy to work with the VP! We get along well. https://t.co/OtjJa9pwhD— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@Governor Gretchen Whitmer)1585275606.0
Whitmer has asked for more federal support for her state.
Trump has responded by giving her even less support.
🚨🚨🚨 @GovWhitmer said this morning on @WWJ950 that vendors "are now being told not to send stuff here to Michigan. I… https://t.co/urNC4m89UL— Chad Livengood (@Chad Livengood)1585324007.0
Trump is raging at Michigan's @GovWhitmer for criticizing him. But here's the backstory. A recent federal deliver… https://t.co/FTuf0kr6tn— Greg Sargent (@Greg Sargent)1585319640.0
@GovWhitmer Trump, on Michigan's @GovWhitmer: "All she does is blame the federal government. And we send her a lot… https://t.co/tIWRCPa6uw— Greg Sargent (@Greg Sargent)1585320939.0
Twitter lined up to support Whitmer and her efforts.
@GovWhitmer Very well said, Governor. All the best to you and your state from us here in New York.— Brian Stack (@Brian Stack)1585329371.0
While it’s definitely a fantasy of mine to be denounced by @realDonaldTrump and called “young” at the same time, no… https://t.co/Jfntw9bcHE— Dana Nessel (@Dana Nessel)1585308036.0
Whitmer even reached out to the President's administration while he was on Fox News bashing her.
OMG! Michigan Gov Whitmer says after Trump attacked her on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s show, "They're being told… https://t.co/XCaOvlwFjA— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1585326823.0
Governor Whitmer has worked relentlessly to help our state. She’s fought for more PPEs and safety gear, expanded un… https://t.co/zeNmbaKFVH— Rep. Debbie **Wear A Mask** Dingell (@Rep. Debbie **Wear A Mask** Dingell)1585321623.0
The President's behavior in this situation is unprecedented.
@GovWhitmer Simply extraordinary, from the AP: "Trump has kept a close eye on the coronavirus media coverage and n… https://t.co/sNzul3wXCc— Greg Sargent (@Greg Sargent)1585325166.0
Meanwhile, Governors like Whitmer all over the country are doing everything they can do to stymy the spread of the virus.
This. This is why we are working 24/7 to secure what our medical providers need. Our health care workers are on the… https://t.co/sXH9iK32RS— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@Governor Gretchen Whitmer)1585326625.0
Whitmer's citizens are standing behind her!
He probably won't forget her name now. https://t.co/YIlLJJwonQ— HuffPost (@HuffPost)1585288779.0
Best of luck combatting the pandemic, Governor Whitmer.
Hopefully, the federal government will offer the support you need before long.
As of Friday, March 26, the 2020 presidential election is 220 days away.
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