Hogan emerges as lead GOP voice for urgent action on pandemic

Hogan’s latest siren, based on the projections of epidemiologists advising him, is that the capital region will be the nation’s next hot spot, potentially crippling the federal government’s ability to respond.

On conference calls, he has confronted the president about a lack of testing but been generally genial, people familiar with the exchanges say. After Trump said testing was no longer an issue, Hogan responded flatly in a radio interview: “That’s just not true.”

“There is continuing friction, because they say we have things available, but things are not available,” Hogan told The Washington Post. “They say ‘get on the phone, governors can get all these things.’ I just got off the phone, no governors have these things.”

Trump aides have complained to Hogan’s team about his public venting, according to White House officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations.