I’m glad to see The Atlantic calling this out. Yesterday, Andrew Cuomo ranted at a reporter he falsely accused of being with the New York Post for having the audacity to ask him about nursing home deaths.
New York’s Governor has not performed well under the circumstances and made some very bad calls, including incompetently shutting down New York and sending senior citizens with the virus back to nursing homes where they spread it.
If any governor does have blood on their hands, it would be him. But you’d never know it from his brother’s softball interviews and conversations on CNN.
Well, last night, Chris Cuomo got all morally outraged at the President for not tweeting out that we have passed 100,000 COVID-19 deaths in the country. I do recall the President lowering the flag to half mast over the weekend, but he apparently needed a tweet to satisfy Cuomo.
In his diatribe, Cuomo said
Look, Trump is not a king, except maybe in his own fantasy land. He can’t do anything to Twitter except to use it to do something to great effect. Bravo, sir. You distracted us from the dead and the dire situation that you’re basically ignoring because you think reopening at any price is a price worth paying for your reelection. Well, not here. Not here. You’re not going to forget those faces from all those places, you’re not going to remain silent. You’re going to be brought up and into the conversation. You are in play, Mr. President. This pandemic, this is the kind of thing, a concern that should define and consume a presidency. But, Mr. President, you will be defined by your indifference to the plan, the dire consequence, the indifference to the deaths. No plan to stop them any time soon. No national testing and tracing strategy.
Cuomo broke his quarantine, didn’t wear a mask out while doing so, ridiculed the President over hydroxychloroquine while taking a quinine derivative himself, and has never had any outrage over his brother’s performance in New York. Maybe he should spare us his outrage.