Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Trump, Pence to talk; White House meeting to look at virus, food supply chain.

May 18, 2020 | News

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will meet Wednesday to discuss the state’s coronavirus pandemic response, the White House announced Sunday.

Trump and Pence “appreciate the strong State-Federal partnership with Governor Hutchinson and are looking forward to discussing ways to continue this close collaboration as the state reopens in a phased, responsible way,” a White House official said in a written statement.

Additional topics of conversation include the nation’s food supply chain, the safety and health of food supply workers and support for farmers, the White House said.

Hutchinson, a Republican, is one of two governors scheduled to visit the West Wing on Wednesday. The other is Democrat Laura Kelly of Kansas.

In a written statement, Hutchinson said he looked forward to Wednesday’s discussions.

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