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Hello Trump, It’s Not a Media Conspiracy, It’s You

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Blame the Media Trump blames the media. What about the governors in 17 Republican-governed states? Red State Governors Buck Trump Politico reports Red State Governors Buck Trump and Stick With Social Distancing Maryland Governor Larry Hogan "You can’t put a timeframe on saving people’s lives," said Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. “Most people think we’re weeks away from the peak, if not months. That’s the advice we’re getting from the smart folks at Johns Hopkins, the National Institutes of Health, the University of Maryland, places like that,” Hogan said. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine "By staying home, we can all help protect our essential workers: doctors, nurses, first responders, truck drivers, grocery store employees, etc. Please do the right thing." Texas on the Fence Texas is on the

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Blame the Media

Trump blames the media.

What about the governors in 17 Republican-governed states?

Red State Governors Buck Trump

Politico reports Red State Governors Buck Trump and Stick With Social Distancing

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

"You can’t put a timeframe on saving people’s lives," said Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.

Most people think we’re weeks away from the peak, if not months. That’s the advice we’re getting from the smart folks at Johns Hopkins, the National Institutes of Health, the University of Maryland, places like that,” Hogan said.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

"By staying home, we can all help protect our essential workers: doctors, nurses, first responders, truck drivers, grocery store employees, etc. Please do the right thing."

Texas on the Fence

Texas is on the verge of a shutdown. Politico reported "Texas Gov. Greg Abbott during a Tuesday press conference signaled he may be open to issuing a sweeping statewide stay-at- home order, after the largest counties announced their own lockdowns."

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

On Sunday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued New Order Banning Social Gatherings of More than 10; Restaurants and Bars Limited to Take-Out Service.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem

On Monday, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem issued an executive order asking businesses to restrict gatherings

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt

Please note OKC Mayor Holt bolsters Gov. Stitt’s decision to close nonessential businesses to stop coronavirus spread

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

On Monday Georgia Gov. Kemp closes bars and nightclubs, orders vulnerable to COVID-19 to stay home

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

Last Thursday, Arkansas governor orders gyms, restaurant dining rooms, bars closed.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts

Ricketts says 'Don't expect to be in church for Easter'

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu

Sununu says N.H. won’t necessarily re-open restaurants by Easter.

Arizona Doug Ducey

Arizona Governor says schools closed for 2 more weeks due to coronavirus

Vermont Governor Phil Scott

Governor Scott issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order last Wednesday.

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon

Please note that Wyoming Governor, Health Officer, Order Coronavirus Closures

Trump's Fantasyland

In Trump's fantasyland world, the media and governors are all conspiring against him to cost him the election.

Shocking News

Republican governors in at least 15 states are now conspiring against Trump.

Who would have dreamt that?

Testing

On a per capita basis that is nonsense. Great job? Not!

Go Back to Work

Trump wants people to return to work.

We can argue all day whether that is the right approach, but it is under state control not the Federal government.

Republican governors are doing what they believe is in their best interests.

So are Democrat governors.

The risk of everyone going back to work is that it may undo any benefit of the isolation. This is not a Democrat vs Republican issue.

There is not one governor in either party shutting off state or corporate income taxes just to spite Trump.

Nor is there a media conspiracy rooting for the coronavirus.

The idea is so silly one has to wonder if Trump believes it himself. But most of his his true believers will and that's a sad testament to political reality.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Mike Shedlock
Mike Shedlock (Mish) is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management (http://www.sitkapacific.com/). Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.

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