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Gov. Larry Hogan Responds To Trump’s Claim That ‘We’re In Great Shape With Ventilators’



During Friday’s coronavirus press briefing, President Donald Trump told reporters that the United States is in “great shape” with medical equipment and protective gear to combat the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, however, he was called out by Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who called his claim “not quite accurate.”

“We’re in great shape with ventilators. We’re in great shape with protective clothing. We have additional planeloads coming in but we’re not getting any calls from governors at this moment… We’re getting very few calls from governors or anybody else,” Trump said on Friday.

But Hogan told ABC host Martha Raddatz on Sunday that the president of the United States had not told the truth when he said that states have all the medical supplies that they need.

“I get calls from governors every single day,” Hogan said. “We’ve had 12 calls now with every single governor in America, eight of which the president and/or vice president was on the call with us.”

“I had a call with the FEMA administrator just yesterday afternoon,” he continued. “I know there’s people in Washington working very hard to help the states but I think to say that everybody is completely happy and we have everything we need is not quite accurate.”

“I mean, everybody still has tremendous needs on personal protective equipment and ventilators and all of these things that you keep hearing about,” Hogan added during the interview.

Watch the interview below via ABC News.