As governors battle Trump over pandemic, Walz plays Minnesota nice
April 20, 2020
President Donald Trump said Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is "always complaining" after he criticized the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus. In Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's frequent criticism of Trump's "slow" response earned her the nickname "Gretchen 'Half' Whitmer."
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told the president the nation needed a "Tom Brady" not a "backup quarterback" in addressing the global pandemic. A day later, Trump referred to Inslee as a "failed presidential candidate" who is "constantly chirping."