Trump outlines National Guard activations for New York, California and Washington
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump said Sunday that the federal government has activated US National Guard units for three of the states hardest hit by the novel coronavirus -- New York, California and Washington state.
"And through (Federal Emergency Management Agency), the federal government will be funding 100% of the cost of deploying national guard units to carry out approved missions to stop the virus while those governors remain in command," the President said at a White House briefing.
Trump described the federal government as a "backup" to the state leaders, underscoring the importance of keeping governors "in command."
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