Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has responded to President Trump’s recent remarks that included calling him “crazy” for not guarding the state’s potato crop.
Trump hosted a White House meeting with U.S. farmers on May 19th, discussing a food relief initiative. David Hickman, the co-owner and operator of Dublin Farms from Virginia, provided the president with a lesson on potatoes grown in the state, reports WUSA9.
As soon as he wrapped up, the President’s reaction followed. “We’re going after Virginia, with your crazy governor,” said Trump. “They want to take your Second Amendment away. You’ll have no one guarding your potatoes.”
Weijia Jiang, a CBS News correspondent for the White Houses, quoted Trump on her Twitter account, and Gov. Northam retweeted her, addressing the President directly:
“I grew up on a Virginia farm, Mr. President — our potatoes are fine,” Northman tweeted on May 19th. “And as the only medical doctor among our nation’s governors, I suggest you stop taking hydroxychloroquine. Let’s all get back to work.”