New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo burned President Donald Trump who tweeted a lie-packed insult at the popular governor.
Governor Cuomo should spend more time “doing” and less time “complaining”. Get out there and get the job done. Stop talking! We built you thousands of hospital beds that you didn’t need or use, gave large numbers of Ventilators that you should have had, and helped you with….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2020
Cuomo was asked about Trump’s tweet during his daily coronavirus press conference and responded:
First of all, if he’s sitting at home watching TV, maybe he should get up and go to work, right? Second, let’s keep emotion and politics out of this, and personal ego, if we can, because this is about the people, it’s about our job, and let’s try to focus on that.
I have said repeatedly that when we were fighting for the additional capacity for a hospital system that the president moved very quickly and I applauded him for it.
Coronavirus White House task force — that’s you. We relied on your projections. Okay — shouldn’t have relied on your projections. Actually, I think the president has a better argument, which is, “Yes, we built 2,500 beds because the projections said it could get that bad, and because we worked together we flattened the curve and didn’t hit the projection.”