Two former Obama-era FEMA officials were battling it out over the current response by the Trump administration when one of them had a complete meltdown.
Former FEMA Chief Craig Fugate got so upset with another former Obama official, Andy Slavitt, that he ripped off his headset mid-interview and stormed off the set.
Doom and Gloom
Fugate was pushing the same narrative that most Democrats have been pushing, that Trump is dropping the ball.
He further seemed to think just eliminating the White House as a central point would also be a good idea.
He stated, “I think we were using hope as a strategy. It wasn’t going to be this bad. We could ease into it. We had a lot of capacity. The alarms were going off early.
“We were slow to this. Now we’re playing catch-up. The whole thing about having a single person in charge, I’m going to call BS. That comes as a single point of failure.
“We actually have 50 people that are the lead, that’s the state governors and their public health departments. The biggest thing the federal government can do is get them money because there’s not enough resources to do what needs to be done.
“Governors need to be in power to take dramatic action, protect lives, maximize their resources, start-up production. If we wait for the federal government, we’re too late.”
Slavitt hardly took the same approach, believing the administration needs to serve as a central organizer.
When Slavitt stated that what Fugate was suggesting was doing more harm than good, Fugate lost it, ripping off his headset and walking off camera…
Stop Politicizing This Crisis
Slavitt came to the table with some reasonable suggestions and insight, while Fugate was trying to cast more doubt on what the Trump administration has accomplished to this point.
Keep in mind, both of these men worked for Obama, yet they had a completely different outlook on how this crisis is being handled.
Fugate eventually apologized for his actions on Twitter, but that would never have been necessary had he not tried to turn this into a political hit job.