Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker tours Hall C Unit 1 of the COVID-19 alternate site at McCormick Place in Chicago on Friday, April 3, 2020. Hall C is planned to have 500 beds. In the background is Christina Bratis, clinical chief of staff of the facility. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
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President Trump recently took aim at Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, following his criticism of the administration’s COVID-19 response.
During a coronavirus task force briefing Sunday, the president said Pritzker was “complaining all the time” despite working with him to receive much needed medical supplies.
This came after the Democrat accused the president in recent days of failing to provide ventilators to the state and being “unprepared” for the pandemic.
As of Sunday, 600 additional ventilators have been sent to Illinois.
A traffic message board displays a message about coronavirus prevention on I-94 South bound in Chicago, Saturday, March 28, 2020. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday, March 20th, issued a stay-at-home order, the most strict statewide action he’s taken to date in the effort to prevent further spread of the new coronavirus. Pritzker’s order follows statewide schools closures, restrictions on the size of gatherings, and an order for bars and restaurants to suspend dine-in service. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)