Gov. Northam responds to President Trump's comment on Second Amendment rights in Virginia

Ralph Northam
Posted at 1:12 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 13:21:13-04

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam took to Twitter Tuesday to respond to a comment President Trump reportedly made.

CBS News White House Correspondent Weijia Jiang tweeted saying President Trump was hosting an event with farmers to discuss a food relief initiative.

Jiang said after someone from Virginia finished speaking, Trump "attacked the Democratic Governor and warned they are going after second amendment rights: 'There will be “no one to guard your potatoes.'”

In response, Gov. Northam said "I grew up on a Virginia farm, Mr. President—our potatoes are fine. And as the only medical doctor among our nation's governors, I suggest you stop taking hydroxychloroquine. Let's all get back to work."

Monday evening Trump said he has been taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine for the last 10 days, despite the FDA warning of serious side effects. He echoed past sentiments about the drug. “What do you have to lose?”

President Trump has commented publicly on Second Amendment rights in Virginia in the past.