At Thursday's coronavirus press briefing, President Donald Trump remarked that only Republican-run states are managing their fiscal situations well, and appeared to suggest he was open to the proposal from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that blue states should be allowed to file for bankruptcy.
Trump: "They happen to be Democrat states - it's CA, it's NY, it's Illinois...And the Republican states are in stro… https://t.co/qwjo3VVZuW— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale) 1588282587.0
His comments drew immediate outrage, with many on social media pointing out his basic premise wasn't even right.
@ddale8 He is talking in his native gibberish again.— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle) 1588282675.0
6 of the 10 states with the biggest budget shortfalls voted for Trump in 2016, including the swing states of Florid… https://t.co/NPQrLATk9t— Jon Favreau (@Jon Favreau) 1588283560.0
@ddale8 @realDonaldTrump We the people pay your salary through our Federal Taxes. That means ALL STATES allow m… https://t.co/H06lBOHH3n— Angry Daughter of Covid19 sufferer (@Angry Daughter of Covid19 sufferer) 1588282759.0
@ddale8 He means the Democratic states got screwed because they didn’t kiss the ring of The Godfather.— Jules (@Jules) 1588282654.0
@joshtpm To paraphrase Buddy Rich, let's cut off federal tax dollars entirely and have each state fend for itself o… https://t.co/W5qmpdIEze— Yardbird (@Yardbird) 1588283746.0