Joe Biden’s campaign took a swing at Vice President Mike Pence as he visited Mayo Clinic, but Minnesota’s governor unintentionally gutted the presidential candidate’s narrative.
While former Vice President Biden has been sparse with his public appearances as of late, his campaign managers have been eager to make statements criticizing the President Donald Trump’s reaction to COVID-19, even as several prominent Democrats praise the administration. After Pence’s visit to Mayo Clinic on Tuesday, the Biden campaign characterized the visit as an attempt “to paper over the Trump Administration’s delayed, insufficient response to this pandemic by passing the buck to governors.”
This comes the exact same day as Minnesota’s own Democratic Governor Walz said that both Trump and Pence have been supportive of his state during this difficult time.
According to Walz, Pence has spends “countless hours on the phone with governors every week.” (RELATED: Minnesota Democrats Refuse To Comment On Biden Sexual Assault Allegations)
“He’s there to pick up the phone when we call. I want to thank you and the president,” Walz said to Pence on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Governor’s appreciation of the Trump administration’s coronavirus response was not a one off event either. Earlier this month Walz said he’s “been grateful for the work we [Walz and the administration] are doing together.”
Other notable Democrats have also lauded Trump’s handling of the pandemic situation.
California Governor Gavin Newsom says he’s received “consistent” support from the White House. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says it’s an “undeniable fact” the federal government’s coronavirus response has been a “phenomenal accomplishment” that helped to “flatten the curve.” Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont also says Trump has been “helpful” in his state.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 19, 2020