Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) told President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE on Thursday to stop the “political attacks” and work on replenishing her state’s medical supplies. 

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“I've asked repeatedly and respectfully for help,” she said, addressing Trump in a Twitter post. “We need it. No more political attacks, just PPEs [personal protective equipment], ventilators, N95 masks, test kits. You said you stand with Michigan — prove it.”


Whitmer followed her tweet by posting a video of Vice President Pence, who is leading the administration’s response to the virus, praising her work. Following the video post on Twitter, she noted: ”PS: I’m happy to work with the VP! We get along well.”

The latest scuffle between Trump and Whitmer comes as the president and many state governors have clashed over the federal government's response to the coronavirus outbreak.

In the same Thursday night interview with Sean Hannity, Trump cast doubt on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D) assessment that the Empire State needs 30,000 additional ventilators to keep up with the rising number of coronavirus patients. 

"I have a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being said in some areas are just bigger than they’re going to be," Trump said. 

"I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You know, you go into major hospitals, sometimes they’ll have two ventilators. And now all of a sudden they're saying, 'Can we order 30,000 ventilators?'"

Cuomo has been adamant that his state has exhausted all of its options to purchase ventilators, and on Friday morning hospitals in the area began experimenting with using one ventilator to treat two patients at the same time in order to preserve resources. Cuomo says that the only way that the state can attain the amount of needed breathing machines now is if the federal government steps in and provides them. 

Michigan has the fifth-highest number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S., standing at 2,878 and 63 deaths reported as of Friday.