California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom gave President Donald Trump and his administration full credit for an effective and satisfactory response to the growing coronavirus problem in his state, according to Newsweek.
As the country deals with the spread of the virus and a continued shortage of available tests, the Trump administration has been criticized heavily by Democratic politicians and the media. Newsom, however, is pleased with how Trump has handled the crisis.
"We had a private conversation, but he said, 'We're gonna do the right thing' and 'You have my support, all of our support, logistically and otherwise,'" Newsom said Monday.
"He said everything that I could have hoped for. And we had a very long conversation, and every single thing he said, they followed through on."
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Contrast Newsom's assessment with that of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who blamed Monday's stock market drop on Trump's allegedly poor handling of coronavirus.
"Well it is very sad, but I believe, what we know about the Dow is that they want certainty, they want to have confidence that there is a plan," Pelosi said of the stock market struggles.
"I think that what is happening there is a reflection of lack of confidence, and so we would hope that what is coming out of the White House will be more consistent with what the health advisers are putting forth," Pelosi continued. "We would hope that rather than name-calling, [Trump] would be again joining with his health care professionals who are advising him and the rest of us in a well-coordinated government agenda."
President Trump has accused Democrats and media outlets of blowing the coronavirus outbreak out of proportion in order to hurt him politically leading into the 2020 election.
"The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant," Trump wrote Monday on Twitter.