(Tea Party PAC) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo, like the vast majority of liberals in America, has a hard time with the concept of personal responsibility. Especially when they know the decisions and choices they’ve made ended up causing the deaths of thousands upon thousands of people. You know, like when Cuomo put COVID-positive people in nursing homes with old folks that were susceptible to the virus and ended up killing lots of them.
Well, according to Cuomo, none of what happened in his state was the direct consequence of his own poor decision making. True to liberal form, Cuomo pointed the finger at President Donald Trump for the mess.
No doubt his Democratic Party overlords are extremely proud of him.
He didn’t even try to beat around the bush. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) directly blamed President Trump for the outbreak in his state on Tuesday. Calling the president “incompetent,” Cuomo suggested it was the federal government’s fault that COVID spread in New York because they failed to shut down European travel.
“Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York,” Cuomo said. “That is a fact, it’s a fact that he admitted, and the CDC admitted, and Fauci admitted.”
It was not the “China virus,” the governor insisted. “It was the European virus that came to New York.”
“Why didn’t you stop the virus?” he added. “The virus killed many more Americans than anything you were worried about on the southern border.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York. Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York." pic.twitter.com/KVoz89xYQW
— The Hill (@thehill) September 8, 2020
The governor also revisited his complaints that the federal government has done little to help New York. He accompanied his remarks with a PowerPoint that displayed a news article headline that read, “Trump to New York: Drop Dead.”
“Not only did he tell New York City to drop dead,” Cuomo alleged. “Trump is actively trying to kill New York City. It is personal, I think it’s psychological.”
OK here's some clarity: Colleges and universities will go to remote learning for 2 weeks if COVID cases are at 100 people or 5% of the population. So, no change. I'm deleting that tweet since the way it was framed left out those details.
— Nick Reisman (@NickReisman) September 8, 2020
This is pure insanity, folks. Cuomo has repeated the lie that Trump is responsible for the coronavirus so often, probably listening to his own voice say it back to him in a recorded loop while he sleeps, that he’s now believing it.
Gov. Cuomo, we’ve learned after dozens of his self congratulatory press conferences, will not take any responsibility for the massive outbreak in New York. The grisly number of nursing home deaths has long been blamed on his March 25 mandate that forced facilities to accept COVID patients. But he chooses to blame nursing home staffers and visiting family members, and will not even consider an independent investigation into the tragedy.
Cuomo has proven to be extremely hostile toward the president, even saying that if he comes to visit New York, he “better have an army” with him. Wow. That’s not threatening or anything, right? Can you imagine if someone spoke to Obama that way?
That would be a career ender.
It’s time for Cuomo to take responsibility for his own issues and admit he made the wrong call this year. He won’t, of course, but that would be the right thing to do.