Gov. Pritzker fights with President on Twitter, says it's a 'Wild West'

The comments prompted angry tweets from President Donald Trump.

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March 23, 2020 - 7:18 am
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ST LOUIS (KMOX) - Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker says it's a "Wild West" as states fight each other and other countries for needed supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.  

Speaking during CNN's State of the Union, Pritzker said his state is getting another shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) soon, but that's only a "fraction" of what's been requested from the federal government, and he added they're overpaying.

The comments prompted angry tweets from President Donald Trump who says governors should not be "blaming the federal government for their own shortcomings." 

Monday, Mar. 23 2:30 PM Pritzker administration officials holds daily press briefing on coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chicago

Watch live: https://www.Illinois.gov/LiveVideo

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