Craig Fugate ‘I don’t have time to listen to bullsh** people’
Craig Fugate, a former Obama administration official, and FEMA Administrator stormed off during an MSNBC interview on Thursday while speaking on he subject of how the government should be responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Fugate imploded not long into the interview, declaring he did not “have time to listen to bulls**t people.”
Andy Slavitt, the former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, argued the federal government needs to be more involved and proactive during he coronavirus outbreak.
In contrast, Fugate argued local, and state governments need to take the lead in battling the virus.
“The myth of a single person in charge taking control and running this is a myth,” Fugate said.
“This is going to be dealt with on the frontlines at local and state levels, and each state is going to be addressing this unique to their systems.”
“But I’ve always believed the best way the federal government can support our governors is to get out of their way, get them funding, use CDC to give guidance,” Fugate continued.
“As we’re running out of stuff, I’m asking the question, why are we not looking at idle capabilities now and governors go contract for that resource?” he asked.
“Why wait for the federal government?” he continued to ask.
“If they will go to 100% on protective measures and reimburse them, how much more can states do so we can focus the few federal resources we have on the hardest-hit areas.”
“So with all due respect to your other guest, there’s not a governor in the country that’s waiting for the federal government right now,” Slavitt said later.
Obama-era FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate storms off MSNBC over debate on how the government should respond to the coronavirus: “I don’t have time to listen to bulls**t people.” pic.twitter.com/C7xu1VOfdr
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“So, what your other guest is suggesting here is not helpful. We need a great partnership between the federal and state government.”
“I don’t have time to listen to bullsh** people,” Fugate blasted before storming off.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump promised Americans affected by the coronavirus would receive payments from the federal government.
“For the people that are now out of work because of the important and necessary containment policies, for instance, the shutting down of hotels, bars, and restaurants, money will soon be coming to you.”
“The onslaught of the Chinese Virus is not your fault! Will be stronger than ever!”