Andrew Cuomo doesn’t like Donald Trump. Never has, and likely never will.
The two have been butting heads for decades, with the Empire State Governor now standing atop the list of the most vociferous critics of the Big Apple business mogul-turned-Commander in Chief. The global coronavirus pandemic has only served to heighten the tension between the two.
In his latest attack against the President, Cuomo has even assigned an alleged death toll to Trump, specifically on account of his purported perpetuation of the debate regarding the efficacy of face masks in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
From a recent appearance opposite Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC:
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Wallace said, “For all of the tragedy and strain on our hospitals and our city and our state, are you surprised to see governors like Governor Kemp twiddling his thumbs about something like a mask which is the lease invasive sort of the least offensive way to slow the spread?”
Cuomo said, “Nicolle, that we’re still talking about masks is indefensible. You have the IHME projection model, which is the model that the White House follows. It’s funded by Gates. They say 40,000 more Americans will die because we didn’t have a mask policy. Forty thousand people will die because we didn’t have a mask policy? Every health expert says it. Every federal health expert says it. The CDC says it. The NIH says it. That we’re allowing politics to allow Americans to die is a level of dysfunction that we haven’t seen in this country before.”
He added, “Look, we know what the real virus is. The virus that we are dealing with is not the COVID virus. It’s the virus of American division and partisanship and the virus of government incompetence. That’s what this nation is dealing with. That’s the pandemic. The division and government incompetence. We have to recognize it, treat it with science. We have to unify. Otherwise, we’ll never defeat this virus.”
Of course, one would be remiss to mention the categorical failure of Andrew Cuomo in allowing COVID-19 patients to be treated within nursing homes in NY State, where a majority of the population is considered to be at high-risk from complications from the illness.
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