(PatrioticPost.Com)- Democratic Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards met with the president in the White House on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing efforts in the fight against the coronavirus. Edwards also took the opportunity to praise Donald Trump and his administration’s efforts in combating the spread of the virus so far.
Isn’t it nice to see a little bipartisanship sometimes?
“We’ve obviously turned the corner in Louisiana, we’re in a much, much better plan than we thought was even possible five or six weeks ago,” Edwards told reporters in the Oval Office, sat next to President Trump.
Edwards extended the stay-at-home order that was put in place in Louisiana until May 15 on Monday but told reporters that he believed the state was ready to open in the near future.
“We look forward to getting past this, returning to a newer sense of normalcy,” he added.
Edwards did, of course, recognize that the state wouldn’t really get back to normal until a vaccine was created and used. For the economy to begin recovering, however, Americans will need to start getting out of their homes more and getting back to work.
The fact that Edwards was willing to come and do this was impressive enough and the same can be said about Donald Trump. There has been some fierce competition between Trump and Edwards in the fairly recent past. Last year, Trump held three rallies in the space of four weeks to help support the Republican candidate for governor, Eddie Rispone. The results were tight, but Edwards ultimately won.
But looking at the pair talking to the media, you would never know!
It suggests that much of the problems during the Congressional negotiations over the coronavirus relief bill were a result of angry Democrats like Nancy Pelosi. President Trump repeatedly extends the hand of friendship to Republicans who are willing to work with him, but Speaker Pelosi and other far-left Democrats in the House and Senate appear unwilling to negotiate in good faith.
Edwards praised efforts made by Trump and the rest of his administration, as well as work from Republican Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy in Louisiana.
“We’re looking forward to moving ahead and we just appreciate your work and your contribution to our efforts, it’s been very helpful,” he said.