As Washington’s governor battles the ongoing spread of coronavirus disease in his state, the president is piling on by instructing Vice President Mike Pence to be rude to the Democrat during a visit this week.
Donald Trump put Pence in charge of the federal response to COVID-19 and Gov. Jay Inslee’s state has seen the majority of deaths caused by the serious virus.
“I told Mike not to be complimentary to the governor, because that governor is a snake,” Trump said in recent remarks.
The president further claimed that “if you’re nice to [Inslee] he will take advantage.”
Trump and Pence apparently have differing opinions of the governor, with the former claiming that “we have a lot of problems” with Inslee.
“So, Mike may be happy with him, but I’m not,” Trump complained.