(RED STATE) As I wrote yesterday, New York Times editor Mara Gay posted a tweet that included a deceptively shortened version of comments President Trump made during a Monday morning conference call with governors regarding the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.
Gay’s version of Trump’s quote made it sound like Trump told the governors and healthcare workers in their states that they were on their own when it came to obtaining the vital supplies and equipment they need to fight the virus:
Trump told governors this morning they are on their own:
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“Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves,” Mr. Trump told the governors during the conference call, a recording of which was shared with The New York Times.