Governor Gretchen Whitmer appeared on the national talkshow 'The View' on Monday to discuss the impact the coronavirus has had on Michigan. The governor also touched on Michigan manufacturers' ability to make personal protective equipment and discussed her recent dustup with President Donald Trump.

Whitmer (at about the 5:00 minute mark in the video) dismissed criticism she's received from Trump who allegedly referred to her as "Gretchen Half-Wit-Mer" by saying she is choosing to focus on working for the people of Michigan and obtaining cooperation from the federal government.

"All of my energy has to be laser-focused on serving the people of my state," Whitmer said. "I don't have energy to focus on anything other than trying to make sure that we work well with the federal government and that means the conversations I've had with the vice president, and the head of FEMA, and the head Army core of engineers, we're grateful for their help, we need more of it but I can't get distracted by anything else because this is the most important thing."

Whitmer went on to say that she plans to push the federal government to cooperate in order to obtain the aid and supplies needed in Michigan.

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