Burgum, Trump talk COVID-19 in White House meeting


North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum was one of two Governors invited to The White House yesterday to meet with President Donald J. Trump and members of his cabinet to talk about several topics, including energy and COVID-19.

Sporting a NDSU Bison football protective mask, Burgum, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, along with key staff from each respective state, all had an opportunity to talk to Trump for about an hour. Before and after the meeting with Trump, Burgum says the Governors and their staff were able to meet with the leaders of Trump’s cabinet. He says the meeting altogether “was productive.”

“It’s an honor to represent the people of North Dakota,” Burgum says. “We had a great meeting with the President.”

The Republican Governor, Burgum, was able to share with Trump the success of North Dakota in the fight against COVID-19.

“It was great that we have had a chance to showcase the great work North Dakota is doing,” he said.

In addition to COVID-19, North Dakota leaders discussed other issues with the President, in an opportunity that he called “great, in this era of media, to get unfiltered time with the President.”