Los Angeles (CNN)For Gavin Newsom, the call that triggered California’s full crisis response came in the middle of the night on March 6, and he was waiting for it.The state’s lab had been working through the night, and one of his cabinet secretaries was on the line telling him 21 of the 42 crewmembers and passengers tested for coronavirus aboard the Grand Princess Cruise Ship, which was idling in international waters off California’s coast, had tested positive.Coronavirus is spreading and so is misinformation about it. Subscribe to Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter.Newsom hung up and immediately called Donald Trump, his frequent adversary, reaching the President around 4 a.m. PT to discuss the alarming results and their next steps, according to California aides involved in the response. By 6 a.m., Newsom had fully activated the Golden State’s emergency operations center in the outskirts of Sacramento and begun orchestrating the unloading of more than 2,000 passengers — diverting them to hospitals, into quarantine and back to their home countries. That early morning call marked a new phase in the collaborative relationship that Newsom has built with Trump behind the scenes. The governor has resolutely set politics aside. Though there has been “forcefulness”


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