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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:48 PM

So.

First trump tells the Governors to get their own damn supplies because the federal government is not their fugging shipping clerk. Then the states do just that out of desperate need to protect their citizens. The states are outbidding each other. It is a bidding war.

THEN! THEN! The fucking trumpsters are outbidding them all. They are stock piling the needs that the states need to keep their caregivers safe and try to save lives.

It was Gov. Charlie Baker's turn to speak to President Trump during a governor's conference call Thursday. Baker wanted to know why Massachusetts was outbid for COVID-19 supplies by the federal government.

"We took seriously the push you made not to rely on the stockpile," Baker said. "I got to tell you we lost to the feds ... If states are doing what the feds want and trying to create their own supply chain, then people should be responsive. I've got a feeling that if somebody has a chance to sell to you or to me, I'm going to lose every one of those."


"Price is always a component," Trump said. "Maybe that's why you lost to the feds."

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It's not clear exactly what supplies Baker was talking about in his question to the president. Health care providers across Massachusetts have complained that a lack of supplies particularly testing kits and personal protective equipment is hampering their ability to deal with the pandemic.

A statement from Baker's Communications Director Lizzy Guyton says: "Through our Command Center, the Administration has, and expect to, receive more materials from the national stockpile and is working to secure more materials through other vendors. The Administration has made clear to the federal government that Massachusetts will need more supplies as more testing is done and more patients seek medical care for the Coronavirus. The National Governors Association has identified access to the supply chain as a top priority for all states."

https://www.wbur.org/news/2020/03/20/charlie-baker-donald-trump-coronavirus-medical-supplies.


I may be wrong here, yet the way I see it is he, trump is now stockpiling for one or two reasons. It is price gouging or to curry favors with the red states to win re-election. Give me your states vote and you get what you need. Other wise, ya'll can die. Quid Pro Quo.

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sheshe2 Mar 26 OP
gibraltar72 Mar 26 #1
FM123 Mar 26 #2
smirkymonkey Mar 26 #3
Baitball Blogger Mar 26 #4
OhioChick Mar 26 #5
sheshe2 Mar 26 #6
OhioChick Mar 26 #7
2naSalit Mar 26 #8
Crunchy Frog Mar 26 #9
brer cat Mar 26 #10
sheshe2 Mar 26 #11

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:55 PM

1. Already did that with Florida.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:57 PM

2. No. I don't think you are wrong here...

He and his evil sidekicks are always up to something shady.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:11 PM

3. There are no words to describe how vehemently I hate that man!

He is playing games with people's lives just because he has an axe to grind with states and politicians who don't worship his fat, flabby ass. This should infuriate any decent person. He is condemning people to death with his sick, vindictive bullshit.

How are we allowing this man to stay in office? He is a clear and present danger to a majority of Americans and he needs to be removed NOW. This has gone far enough! This is far too serious a situation to allow the ego of one insane, evil, petty, insignificant man to hold an entire nation hostage. Amendment #25 NOW!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:12 PM

4. So, is this what it looks like when you have a businessman running government?

Capitalism in an age of crisis?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:19 PM

5. I read somewhere here Michigan only got half of what was promised.

Nothing done by this administration surprises me.

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:23 PM

6. I read NJ got 6% of what they asked for and Fla got 100%.

No words.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:24 PM

7. That's messed up n/t

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:32 PM

8. K&R

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:37 PM

9. It wouldn't surprise me if we ended up in a hot civil war

before this sordid business is over.

Trump is now actively at war against this country.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:58 PM

10. He is playing with human lives

for his reelection. What a disgusting pos.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:19 PM

11. Yes he is.

Our Governor is a Repuke. Charlie Baker. However I am giving him a lot of credit for his pushback of trump and the virus and the sanctuary cities. I have gotten crap for saying so. I don't care.

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