During a recent conference call with America’s governors, President Donald Trump was pressed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to use his authority to ramp up production of badly needed medical equipment to combat the coronavirus.But when Trump said the federal government was merely the “backup,” Inslee, a Democrat, let him have it, according to an audio recording of the call obtained by The Associated Press.”I don’t want you to be the backup quarterback. We need you to be Tom Brady here,” Inslee said, invoking the name of the football star who also happens to be a friend of Trump’s.Trump didn’t like that one bit.”They think Tom Brady should be leading the effort,” Trump groused at a news conference later Thursday. “That’s only fake news, and I like Tom Brady, spoke to him the other day, he’s a great guy.”Fake or not, it was yet another example of a governor — frustrated by the Trump administration — taking charge while Washington is playing catch-up, several experts on leadership told NBC News.Trump didn’t declare a national emergency until March 13, by which point 20 governors — a dozen Democrats and eight Republicans — had already declared emergencies. That includes Trump loyalists like


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