Maryland Gov.Larry Hogan, and his wife from South Korea, accused the Washington Post editorial system that President Donald Trump called South Koreans “bad people” during a Republican Governors Association food vendors’ meeting in February.
According to Hogan, a Republican, the remarks were made in one of the “Trump meeting” talks that was not expected to continue for at least an hour. “
“You have spoken about how much you respect the President Xi Jinping of China; how much he enjoyed playing golf with his friend ‘Shinzo,’ Prime Minister Abe of Japan; How do you connect with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, ”Hogan wrote in an editorial, published Thursday. “After that, the strange thing is: Trump has said he does not really want to work with President Money of South Korea. The South Koreans were ‘bad people,’ he said, and he did not know why the United States had been defending it all these years. ‘They don’t pay us,’ Trump complained. “
Hogan wrote that his wife, Yumi Hogan, “was sitting there as the president swore at his birth,” but he was able to tolerate the talk “with humility and peace.”
Yumi Hogan, born in Naju, South Korea, immigrated to the United States at the age of 20, married Larry Hogan in 2004 and is the first Korean American woman.
Remnants of Hogan’s planning reveal that Trump’s comments are disappointing to look at the “patchwork response” in the White House compared to South Korea’s combined test.
Hogan said the White House “failed to issue public warnings, came up with 50 tactics or sent medical gears or ventilators to evacuate supplies from national cells to U.S. hospitals,” leaving U.S. rulers in a state of “drowning or swimming”.
“Fortunately, I had a special partner: Yumi Hogan,” writes Hogan, explaining that his wife was instrumental in securing Maryland’s purchase of 500,000 COVID-19 tests from South Korea by telephoning the Korean Ambassador to the US Lee Soo. Hyuk.
The acquisition, which was negotiated between the Maryland government and Korean health company LabGenomics, was announced in April as “Operation Ending Friendship,” and according to Hogan, costing $ 9 million . ”
Hogan’s decision to buy tests from South Korea was criticized by Trump shortly after the announcement, and the president said the Maryland governor “does not understand much about what happened,” and “would have saved a lot of money” if he had done experiments using the organisation’s laboratory instead.
“The President’s remarks on that day were likely to disrupt test labs, but whatever,” Hogan wrote in his editorial. “It was a great day in Maryland.”
The White House reverted to Hogan’s plans for the day, as journalist Kayleigh McEnany called the governor’s name “a history of analysis” and disputed the fact that Hogan had lauded Trump during a video teleconference on March 19 “for his massive communications.”
“What is most impressive about reading that the op-ed being Governor Hogan begins with this amazing incident on April 18 when South Korea introduced the tests, but the day before, he said something very different,” McEnany said. “In fact, he thanked the President for the progress we have made in government and government communications in recent weeks.”
McEnany did not respond to Hogan’s comments about Trump’s comments to the people of South Korea.
Speaking to the media, Hogan responded to McEnany’s claims, saying McEnany “took the talks.”
“If I think some progress has been made, I give them credit,” he said, adding: “If the president and his team do something, I commend them, and if they do something wrong, I am not afraid to say so.”
Hogan will still be able to start the virtual tour for his book, “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic and the Toxic Politics that Divide America,” which is scheduled for a July 28 release and outlines his rocky relationship with Trump over the coronavirus pandemic. The governor briefly considered running for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination before deciding against it, though he hasn’t ruled out another attempt in 2024.