Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) said Monday on MSNBC that President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic cost America 220,000 lives.
She went on to proclaim that he still doesn’t “have a national strategy.”
Anchor Chris Hayes said, “One thing about your tenure as governor I remember watching the protests back in April there was a very concerted attempt by national conservative media and the president and others to really target you politically. This was the boot of tyranny and what it would mean for you politically in your state. It’s a swing state, and it’s hard to stay at home for a long time, and everyone is frustrated. Your approval is up. The political incentives seem to align, which is to say it seems you’ve been politically rewarded by the folks in your state for taking the measure you have and taking the virus seriously. Is that your sense?”