Trump’s Disconnect with DC Widens During Viral Pandemic

Over the course of his more than three years in office, a disconnect between President Trump and the District of Columbia has emerged.

  • Published 24 May 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser’s cellphone rang earlier this week from an unfamiliar number: It was the White House calling to say President Donald Trump wanted to talk. The president congratulated Washington’s mayor on $876 million in federal coronavirus relief going to the Washington-area Metro system — money that was welcome but not under the mayor’s jurisdiction, instead going to a regional transportation authority. Bowser used the moment to remind Trump… Read at AP News