Trump Confirms a Governor Invoked Tom Brady in His Plea for Coronavirus Aid, After First Calling That Report Fake News

President Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed reports that Washington Gov. Jay Inslee invoked football player Tom Brady — a favorite of the president’s — while trying to get him to do more to fight the coronavirus.

The Washington Post reported Thursday:

After Trump told governors that his administration was ready to be the “backup” for states in crisis, Inslee spoke up and said to the president, “We don’t need a backup. We need a Tom Brady,”
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