The New York governor criticized Trump and the federal government for not providing funding to New York City and New York state governments to deal with the aftermath from the coronavirus pandemic during a press briefing Tuesday. And he alleged the administration, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), caused the pandemic in his state.
"Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York,” Cuomo said. “That is a fact. It’s a fact that he admitted, and the CDC admitted, and Fauci admitted.”
Cuomo slammed Trump for calling the virus the “Chinese virus” and not declaring the European travel ban in time, saying, “They missed it.” The governor also labeled Trump’s CDC, National Institutes of Health and Department of Homeland Security as “incompetent.”
“The virus killed many more Americans than anything you were worried about on the southern border,” he said. “This nation loses more people per day to COVID than any nation on the globe.”
“You know who did that? Donald Trump’s incompetence,” he added. “And now, they won’t provide federal funding to help repair the damage from the ambush they created.”
Trying to blame somebody else and distract from the truth regarding his massive blunder that caused thousands of deaths in NY.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has repeatedly insisted that calls for an independent investigation into his administration's coronavirus response are politically motivated and part of an "ugly politics" drummed up by his conservative media critics.
That's not remotely true, as Cuomo's critics include members of his own party and plenty of nonconservative media outlets.
But even if it were true that his political opponents had been the ones primarily raising the issue, who cares?
Cuomo's critics aren't making up the fact that by the state's own count, more than 6,600 patients have died in nursing homes as a result of COVID-19. They're also not making up the fact that Cuomo ordered nursing homes to accept patients who had tested positive for the virus at the start of the pandemic.
Cuomo has blamed the media at many points during the pandemic, even slamming The New York Times, which he says did not write enough editorials about the coming danger of the coronavirus. But he's saved particular ire for right-of-center outlets for pushing what he called a "political conspiracy" theory that maybe, just maybe, Cuomo made the wrong decision.
But the AP is not a right-wing outlet, and the questions posed about the "secrecy" surrounding New York's nursing-home data are valid.
Cuomo has no defense for his administration's opacity other than to claim his critics in the media are cynically playing politics. Ironically, that defense is nothing but political posturing.
A self-produced investigation that science and health experts have criticized for flawed, cherry-picked, and incomplete data isn't going to cut it.
If he's certain his administration made no mistakes in ordering nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients, Cuomo should stop hiding and let the truth speak for itself in the form of an independent investigation.
until what few real dems are left out there step up and reclaim their party the creeps like Cuomo will define and control that party. He is not going to change, his even more creepy brother and cnn are not going to change, they are professional haters and little by little they are killing the dems.