At a press conference on Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared to part ways with reality. Continuing his full-time job of avoiding any responsibility whatever for the disastrous way his administration handled the coronavirus back in the spring, Cuomo went further than ever in laying the blame on President Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York. Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York. That is a fact,” Cuomo told reporters. “It’s a fact that he admitted and the CDC admitted and Fauci admitted. The China virus, the China virus, the China virus. It was not the China virus. It was the European virus that came to New York. They missed it. They missed it. The China virus went to Europe. It got on a plane. It went to Europe. They never even thought of the possibility. And then three million Europeans got on the plane and came to New York and they brought the virus.”
By that logic, can Floridians call it the New York virus? Or maybe, just to be cute, the Cuomo virus? Since this Democrat seems so eager to protect Beijing for some reason, we’re sure he’ll be glad to accept the new name.
“They’re playing politics,” Cuomo continued. “They don’t want to help Democratic States. They don’t want to help Democratic cities. This is a war on cities: New York City, Portland, Chicago. These are the enemies from the President’s point of view. Look at his tweets. These are the locations and the outposts of the enemies. So don’t provide them any funding, even though we caused the COVID virus. It is an unsustainable position for the federal government. Either this president will figure it out or the next president will figure it out. If the Congress doesn’t figure it out, there’ll be mayhem in this country, and there will be a different Congress in January. That is my political opinion.”
Really? You want to throw yourself in there with Portland, Gov. Cuomo? That’s a bold stance.
In any event, nothing Cuomo says or does will disguise the fact (the actual fact, as compared to the nonsense that he was spewing on Tuesday) that more than 6,000 elderly New York residents died in nursing homes from the coronavirus. That didn’t happen because of anything Donald Trump did. It happened because Cuomo’s administration made the disastrous decision to demand that nursing homes admit COVID patients returning from local hospitals.
At some point, Cuomo is going to have to reckon with that reality. Until then, we suppose he’s content to live in one of his own construction. Have fun with that, Governor.