(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he'd by "lying" if he did not credit President Trump for adequately handling the coronavirus pandemic.
During an interview with CNN on Wednesday, network anchor Jake Tapper asked if Newsom felt pressured to compliment the Trump administration to receive federal assistance to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
"Do you find yourself, by necessity, tempering what you say in terms of any issues you might have with the federal response?" Tapper asked, to which Newsom said he wants to avoid partisanship during a crisis.
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"Let me just be candid with you. I’d be lying to you to say that he hasn’t been responsive to our needs. He has. And so, as a question, as a sort of an offer of objectivity, I have to acknowledge that publicly," Newsom said.