One thing that remains a hallmark of the presidency of Donald Trump are the grudges he holds and petty insults he lobs on Twitter at anyone he perceives as an enemy.
The fact that many of those adversaries are elected officials—who represent United States' voters—that the President should be working with for the benefit of the country never stays Trump's hand.
After a Monday teleconference with governors across the USA, Trump took to Twitter to post an insult aimed at New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The President posted:
"Just had a very good tele-conference with Nations's Governors. Went very well. Cuomo of New York has to 'do more'."
Trump deleted his tweet about an hour later—likely after it was pointed out that "Nations's" is not a word.
He replaced it with a corrected version.
Just had a very good tele-conference with Nation’s Governors. Went very well. Cuomo of New York has to “do more”.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1584383564.0
Cuomo noted the original tweet and retweeted it with a response, clapping back:
"I have to do more?"
"No — YOU have to do something! You're supposed to be the President."
I have to do more? No — YOU have to do something! You’re supposed to be the President. https://t.co/tYeDt1lcOZ— Andrew Cuomo (@Andrew Cuomo) 1584381204.0
He added a screenshot of the President's deleted tweet for reference.
The deleted tweet: https://t.co/z26KydtDYO— Andrew Cuomo (@Andrew Cuomo) 1584384323.0
Cuomo also responded to the reposted tweet:
"Happy to do your job, too."
"Just give me control of the Army Corps of Engineers and I'll take it from there."
Happy to do your job, too. Just give me control of the Army Corps of Engineers and I’ll take it from there.… https://t.co/LUXyhVxWG7— Andrew Cuomo (@Andrew Cuomo) 1584385022.0
President Trump found little support for either version of his tweet.
@realDonaldTrump STOP WITH YOUR PARTISAN NONSENSE! AMERICANS ARE DYING AND ILL. STOP!— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin) 1584386181.0
@funder @realDonaldTrump Trump says the pandemic crisis was unforeseen- Mcstupid was warned in December.— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle) 1584386292.0
@JMarshMC @mysticalblends @Baligubadle1 @funder @realDonaldTrump Actually patient zero was identified on Nov 19 201… https://t.co/eBmJj3FuFa— Shannon (@Shannon) 1584392726.0
@realDonaldTrump you told the nation's governors to fend for themselves if they wanted medical equipment. once agai… https://t.co/ZlsWKv9k36— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1584383833.0
@itsJeffTiedrich @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/ABcwsm1Leu— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle) 1584383867.0
@Baligubadle1 @itsJeffTiedrich @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/kbHeD2tAks— 🇬🇧Jazz🇮🇪 (@🇬🇧Jazz🇮🇪) 1584383993.0
@realDonaldTrump Personally, I’m pleased that he scared you into becoming a FL resident.— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮) 1584385344.0
@realDonaldTrump As a NYC resident... I can attest he's done more in the last 12 hours than you've done in your who… https://t.co/cChw0gl4LP— Angela Belcamino (@Angela Belcamino) 1584383656.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump deleted his other tweet on this so I'm plugging this again. Trump is attacking Cuomo becaus… https://t.co/mR3KBUPsca— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba) 1584383733.0
People pointed out the President told the governors they needed to get their own medical supplies instead of relying on the federal government.
@realDonaldTrump Trump literally told governors that they had to “get ventillators themselves.” That is absolutely… https://t.co/MKWtdFEwSY— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD) 1584383770.0
@realDonaldTrump In fact, it’s outrageous that Trump and the federal government are prioritizing helping big corpor… https://t.co/U86g6DL8Hv— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD) 1584383790.0
While many made points about Trump's own response to news of COVID-19.
@realDonaldTrump REMINDER: First case of coronavirus in US was Jan 20. Trump was asked on Jan 22 on CNBC about vir… https://t.co/RLNsDDWsrm— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah)))) 1584385344.0
Governors of several states have called for school, restaurant and bar closures and the cancellation of events over a certain minimum number of people. They have been on the front lines, leading where there has been a vacuum of leadership at the federal level.