BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — At a press conference Sunday evening, President Donald Trump said that his administration is working on bringing protective equipment to Massachusetts amid the coronavirus crisis.
“Massachusetts, we’re dealing with the governor very strongly, and trying to get things to Massachusetts as rapidly as possible,” Trump said.
Last week, Gov. Charlie Baker expressed his frustration over the lack of protective gear, and the difficult process of getting it to Massachusetts.
"I stand here as someone who has had confirmed orders for millions of pieces of gear evaporate in front of us, and I can't tell you how frustrating it is," Gov. Baker said last week. "We now have other orders that are outstanding that are probably, quote-unquote confirmed, but we've literally gotten to the point where, our basic position is, until the thing shows up here in the Commonwealth of Mass, it doesn't exist."
"Our first responders, our healthcare workers, everybody deserves to have that gear, and I'm telling you, we're killing ourselves trying to make it happen," Baker said.
Earlier this month, Gov. Baker, while on a call with the president, said the state kept losing out in a bidding war with the federal government for the much-needed equipment.
Massachusetts currently has 4,955 cases of coronavirus, and 48 people have died.