Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan told Donald Trump to “stop golfing and concede” after Trump called him a “RINO” who “will never make the grade.”
Trump tweeted a link to a story from Breitbart, saying Gov. Hogan ordered faulty COVID tests from South Korea this spring since the Trump administration pretty much left the governors to fend for themselves.
“Report: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Anti-Trump Hero, Paid for Flawed Coronavirus Tests from South Korea via @BreitbartNews,” Trump tweeted. “This RINO will never make the grade. Hogan is just as bad as the flawed tests he paid big money for!”
But, Gov. Hogan who has been one of the very few Republicans willing to criticize Trump during his presidency, was not having it.
“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,” Hogan responded. “Stop golfing and concede.”
On Sunday Gov. Hogan blasted his party for not speaking up while Trump tries to turn this country into a “banana republic.”
“We were the most respected country with respect to elections, and now, we’re beginning to look like we’re a banana republic,” Hogan said on CNN. “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.”