On Sunday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan rebuked New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over his comments claiming that President Donald Trump and the White House weren’t doing enough to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Hogan made his comments on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” in a three-way discussion between host Chuck Todd and de Blasio, saying that the military is doing “all kinds of great things” during this time of crisis.
“Just know that people all over the place are working as hard as they possibly can to fight this hidden enemy and it’s going to take all of us, not only the local government, the cities like the mayor and state governments, the federal government, but it takes every one of our citizens as a part of this and we can’t stop it without them cooperating,” Hogan said, adding, “We’re going to keep fighting it 24 hours a day until we get it done.”
The New York governor responded by repeating his comments from late last week, saying, “It’s not true that people everywhere are fighting with all they’ve got because our military is being sidelined and the White House is in denial. It’s just not true, governor. It’s just not true.”
That’s when Hogan shut de Blasio down, telling him the military was anything but sidelined.
“We have military all over our state doing all kinds of great things like humanitarian missions … and building new hospital beds,” Hogan shot back.
The Maryland governor then told de Blasio to go talk with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who recently praised Trump for his speed and efficiency in helping the state.
Watch the entire 11-minute interview: