While appearing on the ABC talk show “The View” on Thursday morning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ignored his own many failings when it came to handling the coronavirus pandemic to instead tell cohost Whoopi Goldberg that he holds President Donald Trump “responsible for every” COVID-19 death in the United States.
“Coronavirus is now the third leading cause of death in America, and you say, and rightfully so I think, but I’m going to ask you, you’re holding you-know-who responsible for every death in New York from COVID. I’m going to say to you. Why?” Goldberg asked.
“I’m holding you-know-who responsible for every death in this country,” Cuomo replied. “First, Whoopi, because he lied about it. He lied about it from day one. They had that memo in January from a person named Peter Navarro saying millions are going to die. They lied about it, and they knew that millions were going to get infected and that hundreds of thousands were going to die. That’s the first reason. The Old Book says, don’t lie, right?”
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“Second, they were totally incompetent in what they did,” Cuomo added. “He keeps talking about the China-virus, China-virus, China-virus, trying to demonize China. The virus did not come here from China. The virus came here from Europe because he wasn’t paying attention, and the virus left China, went to Europe. January, February, March, we had 3 million people coming in from Europe. Italy, France, Spain.”
“That’s where the virus came from, and he never knew that, and he never said it,” he continued. “No, this is all on his doorstep, and it still is, and the most obnoxious — you know that 110,000 people more are going to die because you won’t wear a mask, and your own neurosis keeps you from wearing a mask? All of your advisers say at least tell the American people to protect themselves. Wear a mask, and you refuse? I mean, how? How crazy.”
New York Gov. Cuomo says he holds Pres. Trump “responsible for every death in this country” from COVID-19 because the admin “lied” and was “totally incompetent” in their response: “110,000 people more are going to die because [Trump] won’t wear a mask.” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/C89czabjRf
— The View (@TheView) October 29, 2020
Cuomo is just looking for a scapegoat to distract the public from the fact that he arguably handled the coronavirus pandemic worse than any other leader in the nation.
It was Cuomo who ruled back in March that patients recovering from coronavirus in New York should be sent to nursing homes. This order prohibited facilities from requiring incoming patients “to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission,” and may have contributed to well over 6,600 deaths in New York, though that number is likely higher.
Cuomo can try and blame Trump as much as he wants to, but many of us know the truth.