by Shelby Talcott
Former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Chief Craig Fugate cursed and stormed off during a live interview Thursday with MSNBC’s Katy Tur about how the federal government should be involved in the novel coronavirus response.
Fugate was joined by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’s former acting administrator Andy Slavitt, who served under former President Barack Obama. Slavitt said there should be more federal involvement, and Fugate suggested they need to “get out of the way” and get local governors funding.
“What your other guest is suggesting here is not helpful,” Slavitt said, causing Fugate’s outburst. “We need a great partnership between the federal and state government.”