Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) went on Anderson Cooper’s CNN show on Tuesday night to shamelessly launch a new attack on President Donald Trump, nonsensically claiming that his White House Rose Garden speech was “aimed at politicizing public health when lives are on the line.”
“There was a time listening to the president today this is the monologue like he’s the guy in the bar who just rambles to anybody who listens to the same story over and over and over again,” Cooper said after playing a clip of President Trump’s speech. “We heard that so many times about governors or other people. I don’t know if you listened to the president today because you’re busy, and he spoke for a long time and didn’t say anything of particular import. What do you make of what you heard from him today?”
“I didn’t listen to the speech, but I’ll say this, you know we’ve got incredible challenges in this nation. We need to be banding together,” Whitmer replied. “Yet we have inconsistent at best, derisive remarks from the White House. Things that are aimed at politicizing public health when lives are on the line.”
Despite the fact that she had just blatantly admitted to not listening to the speech, the Michigan governor went on to attack Trump over it with no hesitation:
“We’re seeing record numbers every single day coming out of states with regard to COVID-19 cases and, you know, the acknowledgment so many lives have been lost and the pain, the economic pain we’re feeling in this country. You know, it is really important that anyone with the leadership position is speaking to how we’re going to get through this, is encouraging people to wear masks, is focusing on can we get our kids faithfully back into the schools. It’s troubling and disturbing to hear remarks like that when we have so much work to do right now when it comes to this virus.”
It should be noted that Whitmer has been widely panned by the people of Michigan for the way she has handled this pandemic from the very beginning. Perhaps she should focus a little more on helping her own state through this crisis, and a little less on snagging every media appearance she can by pinning all the blame for her own failures on President Trump.