Rhode Island Governor Tells President Trump “Do Your Job”
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP & WLNE) – Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo told President Donald Trump to “do your job,” a day after the President said there would be no action before the election on economic stimulus legislation.
“Do your job, be serious, give us some certainty, give us some predictability, send us a stimulus, let us know how much so we can get to the serious work of planning Rhode Island’s budget,” Governor Raimondo said during her weekly Coronavirus briefing Wednesday.
The Democratic governor warned of dire consequences for the state if there is no additional coronavirus aid from the federal government. She said she wants certainty and predictability from Trump.
“I’ll tell you, Rhode Island needs a stimulus. If we don’t get a stimulus it’s going to be awful,” the Governor added.
The state is planning for every eventuality, including how to balance the state budget without any additional federal stimulus. She warned of widespread layoffs in the public sector as well cuts to health care and education.