THE GOVERNOR of Maryland, Larry Hogan, has told President Donald Trump to stop golfing and start facing up to the reality of his US election defeat to Joe Biden.
Hogan hit out at Trump after the President took aim at the Irish-American Republican for purchasing faulty Covid-19 tests from South Korea last April.
Sharing a story from the right-wing news site Breitbart, the President branded Hogan a “RINO”, meaning a Republic in name only and claimed he would “never make the grade”.
“Hogan is just as bad as the flawed tests he paid big money for,” he added.
The Maryland Governor was quick to fire back, referencing the fact Trump reportedly missed a crucial meeting at the G20 summit of world leaders in which pandemic preparedness was discussed to go and play golf.
Responding on Twitter, Hogan hit out at the President’s lack of leadership when it came to sourcing masks and other personal protective equipment during the first wave of the pandemic.
He tweeted: “If you had done your job, America's governors wouldn't have been forced to fend for themselves to find tests in the middle of a pandemic, as we successfully did in Maryland. Stop golfing and concede.”
If you had done your job, America's governors wouldn't have been forced to fend for themselves to find tests in the middle of a pandemic, as we successfully did in Maryland.
Stop golfing and concede. https://t.co/tCXO8etxge
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) November 22, 2020
Earlier Hogan hit out at his fellow Republicans, saying he was “embarrassed that more people” in the GOP “aren’t speaking up” against Trump and his refusal to concede.
Earlier in the day, Hogan said that he is “embarrassed that more people” in the GOP “aren’t speaking up” against Trump and calling on him to concede.
“We were the most respected country with respect to elections,” he told CNN’s State of the Union.
“And now, we’re beginning to look like we’re a banana republic. It’s time for them to stop the nonsense. It just gets more bizarre every single day.”
“And frankly, I’m embarrassed that more people in the party aren’t speaking up.”