Friday the president urged state governors to get on with the work of reopening their states in the three stage process outlined on Thursday by the White House virus task force.
Trump tweeted, “LIBERATE MINNESOTA!” “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!” “LIBERATE VIRGINIA,” in apparent reference to state curtailing of virus restrictions. Though granted, those states are Democrat-occupied.
In Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis took some of the president’s advice and gave permission for towns to reopen beaches and parks if they can do so with safety. Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott said stores can begin selling curbside, nonessential medical procedures can resume, and state parks can reopen.
But New York Democrat Governor Cuomo accused the president of “passing the buck without passing the bucks.” Regardless of Trump’s use of the name “Andrew” to refer to Cuomo, the truce between them seems to be truly over.
Cuomo continued, “The federal government cannot wipe its hands of this and say, `Oh, the states are responsible for testing.’ We cannot do it. We cannot do it without federal help,” he said. Though recently Cuomo said all actions would be taken by him at the state level and that the feds were superfluous to the situation. Which is it, Andrew?
The New York governor also said he had thanked the president for the aid that Trump sent to New York, such as the USNS Comfort and the field hospital at the Javits Center. “How many times do you want me to say thank you for doing your job?” Cuomo said. Does he mean the job he said that didn’t need done by the feds?
The president responded, “Governor Cuomo should spend more time ‘doing’ and less time ‘complaining’. Get out there and get the job done.”
The Era of Lukewarm Feelings is over between Democrat governors and the president. The election year is back on. Democrat spin will amplify solely to the alleged incompetence of the president and how the governors did all the work. Though Coumo’s pleading for help in testing negates that message. But nobody ever looked for logical consistency in a modern Democrat.