New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is a gifted politician. He has to be because he failed to protect the people of his state once the coronavirus pandemic hit his city.
We didn’t go here until some a**wipe reporter asked President Trump yesterday… “If an American president loses more Americans over the course of six weeks than died in the entirety of the Vietnam war, does he deserve to by re-elected?”
Video: Truly pathetic end to today's Coronavirus Task Force briefing as NY Mag's Olivia Nuzzi wondered -> "If an American president loses more Americans over the course of six weeks than died in the entirety of the Vietnam war, does he deserve to be re-elected?" pic.twitter.com/bN6mn6b14n
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 27, 2020
Aside from the obvious difference that President Trump had nothing to do with the virus until it attacked our country, Trump doesn’t set policy for each state and municipality.
Governors do that. And, the mayors who govern below them. That’s the nature of our federalist system.
That leaves the president… and the nation… vulnerable to our worst performing governor and/or mayor.
Enter New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. They have failed miserably and in the process have inarguably infected Northern New Jersey, at least.
When the moronic reporter asked her question these were the latest available number of casualties…
Adding in those who have died of coronavirus who live along the NY-NJ transit hubs and the number of deaths per million population in the NY metro area is thirteen times greater than the adjusted national average.
Among all the nations on earth, NY State would rank next to worst… just behind San Marino… as the most deadly place for COVID-19. And twice as deadly as the next country on the list, Belgium.
Here’s what we know about Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus…
- His state was not prepared
- His budget was ill-prepared to handle a crisis because his profligate spending was used to provide sanctuary for non-citizens
- He cried wolf on the number of ventilators that would be needed (30,000) vs. the 4,000 that Trump sent him that proved to be more than enough
- He grossly overstated the number of hospital beds that he projected would be needed
That would be enough to sink a Republican governor but here’s the really damning information…
(New York Post) The first coronavirus patients admitted to a Queens nursing home under a controversial state mandate arrived along with some grim accessories — a supply of body bags, The Post has learned.
An executive at the facility — which was previously free of the deadly disease — said the bags were in the shipment of personal protective equipment received the same day the home was forced to begin treating two people discharged from hospitals with COVID-19.
“My colleague noticed that one of the boxes was extremely heavy. Curious as to what could possibly be making that particular box so much heavier than the rest, he opened it,” the exec told The Post Thursday.
“The first two coronavirus patients were accompanied by five body bags.”
Within days, three of the bags were filled with the first of 30 residents who would die there after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Health Department handed down its March 25 directive that bars nursing homes from refusing to admit “medically stable” coronavirus patients, the exec said.
Like clockwork, the nursing home has received five body bags a week — every week — from city officials.
“Cuomo has blood on his hands. He really does. There’s no way to sugarcoat this,” the health care executive added.
Early on, it was known that our elderly were the most vulnerable members of our population. It’s almost as if Cuomo was trying to make President Trump look bad.
Olivia Nuzzi should really ask New York’s Governor Cuomo WTF he was thinking?