Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has responded to President Trump’s recent remarks that included calling him “crazy” for not guarding the state’s crop of potatoes.
Trump hosted a meeting with U.S. farmers on May 19th, discussing a food relief initiative. David Hickman, of Virginia’s Dublin Farms from Virginia, provided the president with tutoring on potatoes planting in the state, reports WUSA9.
As soon as he wrapped up, Trump’s reaction followed. He promised to “go after Virginia” and the state’s governor, whom he called “crazy,” because no one was apparently guarding local potato crops, since “they” wanted to strip the farmers of their Second Amendments right.
Weijia Jiang of CBS News, quoted Trump on her Twitter account, and Governor Northam retweeted her, addressing Trump directly:
“I grew up on a Virginia farm, Mr. President” Northman tweeted on May 19th, assuring Trump that Virginia potatoes were fine. He also took a chance to use his knowledge as a medical professional and advise Trump to stop taking hydroxychloroquine before adding “Let’s all get back to work.”