Gov. Jay Inslee says Trump needs a quartermaster


Donald Trump fails miserably as U.S. quartermaster for coronavirus supplies...

President Trump speaks at a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic at the White House on Wednesday.
Looks capable but completely inept
Washington state governor Jay Inslee has done a remarkable job of saving his state, which had been labeled as the epicenter for the COVID-19, what at that time was only an epidemic. Washington has a total of 9,342 cases, 431 deaths (59 per 1,000), but no new cases and no new deaths. It would seem that if Inslee were leading the country and not Donald Trump, the virus situation would be much better. T-rump's actions even sound downright criminal.

With coronavirus deaths approaching 15,000, medical supplies are depleting at a faster rate than they can be depleted. As the New York Times put it, it is a “signature failure,” which can only be attributed to one Donald Trump for his handling of the U.S. pandemic. Governor Inslee explains...
"how President Trump’s lack of “urgency” is directly contributing to equipment shortages hobbling response efforts — and hinted at an alarming scenario ahead."
Gov. Inslee talks about Washington's COVID-19 results... 


First, the Oval Office lunatic calls it a hoax, then he blames the whole thing on Democrats before finally facing up to what was really going on. But he still doesn't get it, and is totally responsible for the current shortcomings for COVID-19. Inslee pleads for a stronger voice from the White House, but we all know there is none, only Trump's incompetence. The difficulties in procuring equipment is "inexplicable and infuriating," he says, and added,,,
"As dogged reporting has shown, the federal government’s handling of medical supply chains has left states and health-care providers scrambling in a state of confusion and without badly needed supplies."
Once again, it can all be traced back to the fact that Trump failed, "to fully deploy the Defense Production Act to marshal private sector resources." This is still a problem for Washington state, and they got an early start on the problem, simply due to White House incompetence. Here's one example, Inslee's state has one simple problem, unused testing capacity because it lacks one thing: the swabs needed to take samples. The governor complained...
“It seems ridiculous that the United States can’t produce enough swabs to solve this problem. I have 50 or 60 long-term care facilities that have infections in them that we literally have not been able to do the testing we want of remaining residents and staff.”
Adam Schiff criticizes Trump saying, "incompetence kills..."



They finally procured the swabs on their own, but now he's concerned about vials. It all boils down to, “an inadequate supply chain” that’s “grossly inadequate to the demand.” And that is...
directly traceable to “at least a month” of lost time, because “the president was downplaying this problem and had not engaged the full force of the federal government.”
And, apparently some of the problem hinges on the fact that small businesses that manufacture the needed products need help in financing the overtime due to the overall economic situation. Inslee wonders why the federal government hasn't been more active in identifying these industries who make the necessary products and make sure they get the help. He calls it a "schizophrenic approach adopted by the federal government." The term explained...
Trump initially told states they were mostly on their own, which led to a bidding war among states seeking supplies from a range of manufacturers and suppliers. Now the feds have sought to exert control over distribution, but it appears piecemeal and partial.
Inslee, again, places blame on not initiating the Defense Production Act earlier and a failure by Trump in the coordination of availability of parts. And here's a point that cannot be ignored, even when things get better with new cases and deaths on the decline, testing will be at least as important then, if not more so than now. We have to "mobilize" as does the military for war, and that is where he indicated we need a quartermaster, not a Trump, in control.   READ MORE...

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