Trump Forced Governors To BEG For Natural Disaster Aid

Former President Donald Trump reportedly told state governors to “ask [him] nicely” for federal assistance and relief for natural disasters. Connecticut’s Democratic Governor Ned Lamont recounted his experience when asking Trump for help in restoring electricity to residents after a massive storm in 2020 while Trump provided FEMA aid to Florida and Texas without question. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks.

“Former President Donald Trump made governors flatter him personally for federal aid after natural disasters, a new book says. The revelations are made in an upcoming book, “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future,” by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns, according to The Independent. In the book, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, said Trump told governors who wanted aid: “You have to call and ask me nicely.” Hogan claimed that Trump had a policy in which only Texas and Florida, two states with governors Trump considered close allies, would be given federal aid when needed without question. Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, a Democrat, recounted a similar experience, The Independent reported. Lamont said he asked the White House for assistance in obtaining federal disaster aid after a storm in August 2020 left parts of Connecticut without electrical power.”

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