One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded has slammed into the Philippines. Officials are worried about the number of casualties and the amount damage they will find in remote areas. (Nov. 8)
Bruce: President Trump has already declared that it is the responsibility of states to acquire medical supplies of their own accord to treat patients and that the federal government will not be an intermediary vendor for the acquisition of emergent medical supplies. Hospital and clinic officials in seven states described the quiet seizure of their medical supplies without explanation after Trump's repeated admonition that states and local health systems cannot rely on Washington for supplies. What states and local governments were not counting on was the federal government making matters worse !