Crains Detroit reports:
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer suggested Friday that a growing rift with the White House is affecting shipments of medical supplies to Michigan amid exponential growth in confirmed coronavirus cases.
“When the federal government told us that we needed to go it ourselves, we started procuring every item we could get our hands on,” Whitmer said Friday on WWJ 950AM. “What I’ve gotten back is that vendors with whom we had contracts are now being told not to send stuff here to Michigan.”
Whitmer didn’t say who has told vendors to stop sending medical supplies to the state, but strongly implied the order came from President Trump’s administration. The governor’s office could not provide any additional information Friday afternoon substantiating Whitmer’s allegation.
What I’ve gotten back is that vendors with whom we’ve procured contracts — They’re being told not to send stuff to Michigan,” Whitmer said live on air. “It’s really concerning…. I’ve been uniquely singled out….” https://t.co/uAliLkOOR8
— Brooke Binkowski (@brooklynmarie) March 27, 2020
UNREAL! Trump prepared to let people in Michigan die to send a message to their governor and all other Govs that if you dare to criticize me you will get NO medical supplies! https://t.co/kKRQTBFqQL
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) March 27, 2020
But I actually think the potentially BIGGEST news that touches on DPA powers is coming out of Michigan. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she’s been hearing from vendors they’ve been told NOT to send supplies to Michigan. 5/ https://t.co/h06lsgRyb6
— Clare Malone (@ClareMalone) March 27, 2020