Donald Trump Condemns ‘RINO’ Maryland Governor Larry Hogan For Spending $ 9.5 Million On Flawed COVID Testing
President Donald Trump has convicted Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, of breaking the ranks after the governor called on him to give in to the election.
‘This RINO will never make it. Hogan is just as bad as the flawed tests he paid big bucks for! Trump tweeted on Sunday morning, using the acronym for “ Republican in name only. ”
Trump linked to a Breitbart article reporting that coronavirus tests imported from South Korea by Hogan were flawed and ultimately not used.
Hogan spent $ 9.46 million in April to import 500,000 coronavirus tests from South Korea with the help of his South Korean-born wife, but the tests were found to be flawed, the Washington Post reported.
Trump is playing golf at Trump National Golf Club on Saturday in Sterling, Virginia. Trump took to golf as he continues to contest the results of the 2020 presidential election
Hogan, a frequent critic of Trump, trumpeted the arrival of the South Korean tests in April and praised the help of his South Korean-born wife Yumi (with him above)
Maryland “quietly” paid the same South Korean company an additional $ 2.5 million for 500,000 replacement tests, but the University of Maryland lab stopped using the replacement tests after a wave of suspected false positives.
About 370,000 of the replacement tests have been used by a private lab, the Post said.
Hogan, a frequent critic of Trump, trumpeted the arrival of the South Korean tests in April and praised his South Korean-born wife’s help in getting it.
Trump’s execution came after Hogan appeared on CNN’s State of the Union program and criticized the refusal of many in his own party to acknowledge Trump’s defeat.
“We’re starting to look like a banana republic,” Hogan told CNN presenter Jake Tapper. “To be honest, I’m ashamed that more people in the party aren’t speaking.”
Trump’s execution came after Hogan appeared on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ program and criticized the refusal of many in his own party to acknowledge Trump’s defeat
When asked if he believed Trump would admit the election, Hogan replied, “ Well, I am confident that the President-elect will be sworn in on January 20, but I am not sure I can say that I am convinced that the president will do the right thing. ‘
‘It gets more bizarre every day. And frankly, I’m ashamed that more people in the party aren’t speaking, ”he said.
Other Republicans have begun to speak out against Trump’s tactics. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a prominent Trump ally, said on Sunday it was time for him to give the race to President-elect Joe Biden.
“Yes,” he told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” when asked if Trump had to give in to Biden to get the transition process started.
“And what’s happened here, frankly, is that the conduct of the president’s legal team has been a national disgrace,” Christie said.
Christie said the president has had access to the courts. “If you have evidence of fraud, show it,” he said.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, an ally of President Donald Trump, said on ABC’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday that it was time for Trump to give in to President-elect Joe Biden
President Donald Trump, photographed in the White House on Sunday before leaving for a game of golf, has refused to allow Biden’s election and instead continues to drive legal challenges and conspiracy theories of widespread fraud
On Sunday, Trump left the virtual G20 conference early to play golf at his Virginia resort for the second day in a row.
Previously, Trump had dealt with news reports saying he had blown away some of the G20 on Saturday to play golf.
“Just arrived at Virtual G20,” Trump tweeted Sunday morning. Was here yesterday (early) too, but some Fake News Media didn’t accurately report it – as usual. My speech is available (they said I was not giving a speech). ‘
Since Biden was declared the winner two weeks ago, Trump has launched a barrage of lawsuits and a pressure campaign to stop states from certifying their vote totals.
So far, attempts to thwart certification before courts in Georgia, Michigan and Arizona have failed.
Judge Matthew Brann, a Republican appointed by former President Barack Obama, rejected a similar attempt in Pennsylvania on Saturday, writing that the case amounted to “ tense legal arguments without merit and speculative allegations. ”
Brann compared the campaign’s legal arguments to “ Frankenstein’s Monster ” and concluded that Trump’s team offered no evidence of rampant corruption.
To have any hope of staying in the White House, Trump must eliminate Biden’s 81,000-vote lead in Pennsylvania. The state will begin certifying its results on Monday.
Trump’s lawyers have vowed to bring an appeal soon, but lawyers opposing him in court say he is late.
“ This should put the nail in the coffin for all further attempts by President Trump to use federal courts to rewrite the 2020 election outcome, ” said Kristen Clarke, chair of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law .
Biden received an estimated 6 million more votes than Trump in the Nov. 3 election, and is expected to triumph the 306-232 in the state-by-state Electoral College system that determines who will take the oath of office on Jan. 20.
On Friday, the number of positive coronavirus cases in the US since the start of the pandemic was more than 12 million and the death toll at 255,000.
Positive test results and hospital admissions have accelerated across the country in recent weeks, with nearly a million more cases in the past 6 days.
This is comparable to the 8 days it took to get from 10 million cases to 11 million, and the 10 days it took to get from 9 million to 10 million.
According to data from the Transportation Security Administration, more than 1 million people flew through U.S. airports on Friday, sparking fears of an even wider spread of the virus. It was the second toughest day in domestic air travel since the start of the pandemic, despite requests from health officials for Americans to stay at home.
“This is the second time since the pandemic passenger volume has exceeded 1 million,” TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Friday marked another milestone in the United States as the highest number of new COVID-19 cases was reported – 196,815 infections per day.