Inslee statement on Trump memorandum targeting states and cities

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Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today in response to the Trump administration’s presidential memorandum attempting to cut federal funding for Seattle and other states and cities.

“This illegal memorandum is a sham. It is just the latest baseless, petty and divisive move by President Trump to distract from his abject failure to protect Americans from COVID-19. With more than 185,000 lives lost on his watch, we won’t forget.

“The president cannot and will not defund us. He is not a dictator and laws still apply to him.

“While we’re calling our lawyers, he should call his public health experts. This will not stand.”

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