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Whitmer speaks out about the Trump Administration's COVID response

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer is renewing her criticism of the Trump Administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking at a news conference this morning (WED) Whitmer says there’s still no comprehensive plan.

“We don't have a federal mask mandate or a widespread testing plan," said Whitmer. "And the federal government has not yet agreed on a recovery plan to help the states and locals mitigate the unprecedented impact that this virus has had.”

Whitmer also issued an executive directive declaring racism a public health crisis. She says every state employee will be trained in how to recognize and prevent implicit racial bias.