For weeks, the Trump administration pushed states to procure their own protective gear, like masks, gloves, ventilators and face shields. But a new effort by the administration to create a hybrid system of distribution — divided between the federal government, local officials and private health care companies — has led to new confusion, bordering on disarray, and charges of confiscation.
“Either be in or out, folks,” Governor Polis said on CNN. “Either you’re buying them and you’re providing them to the states and you’re letting us know what we’re going to get and when we’re going to get them, or stay out and let us buy them.”
In a lengthy conference call with governors on Monday, Vice President Mike Pence, the FEMA administrator and the Navy admiral tapped to lead the government’s logistical “air bridge” tried to lay out how the new system worked.
“What the president has stood up through FEMA today is essentially a control tower at the airport,” Mr. Pence said.
Medicynical note: He’s running it like his businesses……the fraudulent and bankrupt ones.