President Donald Trump took aim at Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam during a briefing at the White House on Tuesday, declaring his intent to “go after” the state and its “crazy governor” as he gave remarks on government efforts to support U.S. farmers.
Following an appearance from a Virginia potato farmer, the president said, “We’re going after Virginia, with your crazy governor. We’re going after Virginia. They want to take your Second Amendment away, you know that. You’ll have nobody guarding your potatoes.”
No worries. The governor can always call in Virginia’s National Potato Guard.
Northam responded to Trump’s comment in a tweet on Tuesday, writing, “I grew up on a Virginia farm, Mr. President—our potatoes are fine. And as the only medical doctor among our nation’s governors, I suggest you stop taking hydroxychloroquine.” The president announced on Monday that he was taking the drug, which is unproven as a treatment for the coronavirus, to ward off COVID-19. Northam added, “Let’s all get back to work.”
The president’s comment is just his latest criticism of Northam on issues of the Second Amendment. Last month, he accused the governor and Virginia Democrats of trying to take guns away from residents after the Democratic-controlled General Assembly passed a series of bills aimed at strengthening gun laws, even appearing to link the new laws to the coronavirus pandemic.
You can’t make this s*h*i*t up.