Leave it a Democrat to pull out a Nixon card when trying to deflect his own blame.
Cuomo took aim at the president as he touted New York’s response to the Chinese virus pandemic during a press conference, laying out the most recent numbers and cheering the fact that Sunday marked the first day since March that New York had recorded zero virus deaths.
Don’t think other blue state governors won’t follow in Cuomo’s footsteps. Many of them caused unnecessary deaths by making the same bad decisions, and Democrats always believe that collective guilt will register with the American people. That’s because they all live in a leftist bubble, not realizing that there are millions of us out here who actually paid attention all along.
Cuomo started his attack on Trump by saying that the president had repeatedly ignored science.
“At the end of the day science trumps politics, politics does not trump science,” Cuomo said. “You don’t defeat a virus with politics.”
This governor is a disgrace. He is taking this shot at Trump to provide cover for his own incompetence that cost thousands of lives in New York. And what is it with leftists saying anyone opposite of their ideology doesn’t believe in science? The president went by every recommendation of Dr Fauci, Dr Birx and other medical experts. Fauci and Birx have said so on more than one occasion. So Cuomo is just saying that to redirect blame for his own mistakes in handling the virus.
First of all, it is the responsibility of the states and not the federal government to handle how a pandemic is dealt with in the states. Constitutionally, state governors have the authority and not the federal government. That’s why governors and mayors are shutting down businesses and putting people on lockdowns, and coming up with policies of forcing people to wear masks in public. Trump hasn’t done anything like that, because he doesn’t have the authority.
And furthermore, President Trump gave New York everything they needed to combat the virus, and Cuomo didn’t use a lot of it. In fact, we found out that a lot of the things Cuomo asked for they already had, but were locked away in warehouses.
Trump built hospitals throughout New York City, four of them at the Javits Convention Center, and they weren’t used properly. When Cuomo asked for ventilators, Trump got him ventilators, but it’s not the federal government’s job to get the state ventilators. Cuomo has this misinformed idea of what federalism is. He needed masks and he got masks.
“The president now says his own health officials are lying about the virus. His own CDC health officials are lying about the virus,” Cuomo continued. “Well, if the president is telling the truth, you know what he should do, he should fire them. He should fire them.”
Cuomo went on to say that, if he believed his health commissioner was lying to him, he would fire him immediately. No he would not, because he should have fired him, because he did lie. When attention was brought to the fact that Cuomo caused the death of thousands of elderly nursing home residents by forcing virus-infected patients into nursing homes, he and his medical people tried to blame the Trump administration.
“New York followed the president’s agencies’ guidance,” Cuomo said during a press conference in May. “…. What New York did was follow what the Republican Administration said to do. That’s not my attempt to politicize it. It’s my attempt to depoliticize it. So don’t criticize the state for following the president’s policy.”
But we reported that Seema Verma, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, said that New York’s Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo and other Democrat governors originally issued guidance that contradicted federal guidelines for nursing homes battling the pandemic virus.
“I just want to make it very clear that our guidance was absolutely crystal clear,” Verma said in an interview late last week. “It was clear and unmistakable. Any insinuation to the contrary is woefully mistaken at best and dishonest at worst. We put out our guidance on March 13. It’s very clear when it says that, I’m actually going to read this to you, it says that: ‘When should a nursing home accept a resident who is diagnosed with (Disease That Must Not Be Named)?’ It says: ‘A nursing home can accept a resident diagnosed with (Disease That Must Not Be Named) and still under transmission-based precautions,’ which means if this person is infectious you have to take precautions. It says ‘as long as the facility can follow CDC guidance for transmission-based precautions.’ It says: ‘If a nursing home cannot, it must wait until these precautions are discontinued,’ meaning if you are not able to care for this patient—somebody is still positive and you’re not equipped to care for the patient, then you shouldn’t accept the patient into your care. That’s really important because longstanding discharge—when you’re discharging a patient from the hospital, longstanding guidelines require when you transfer them somewhere you transfer them to a place that can take care of their needs whether they’re going home or they’re going to a nursing home or some other facility.”
Verma added later that it’s “disingenuous” for Democrats such as Cuomo to say they were following federal guidelines when they weren’t.
“I think the most important thing though is I think it’s disingenuous to try to undermine the federal guidelines,” Verma said. “They were absolutely clear and nursing homes across the country adhered to those and that’s why we’ve seen at the vast majority of nursing homes. I just don’t think we should ever put a nursing home in a situation or a patient where we force them to take a patient they are not prepared to care for. That not only jeopardizes the patient but it jeopardizes the health and safety of every single resident in that nursing home.”
But that apparently hasn’t stopped the New York governor from continually trying to deflect blame onto Trump.
“If I said in this room my health commissioner is lying about the virus, you know what your first question would be? Governor, if you said he is lying, how do you not fire him? How do you keep him in charge of health policy if you say the person is lying?” Cuomo asked.
That’s simple. Because firing him would send the message that Cuomo is responsible in the end for everything the people who work under him do, and the governor won’t ever let that happen. That’s why we have to listen to his insufferable accusations again the president for his own bad decisions.
Cuomo did say that somebody was “clearly lying to the American people,” and instantly turned the highlight on Trump.
“Trump’s COVID scandal makes what Nixon did at Watergate look innocent. Nobody died in the Watergate scandal,” Cuomo added. “Thousands of people are going to die in this COVID scandal … You look at the facts, the facts clearly demonstrate Trump was wrong from day one. New Yorkers have been right from day one. There is no argument. There is nothing to tweet about. The facts are in, the numbers are in.”
Do you love how Democrats do that? Trump’s scandal? What scandal? He followed every recommendation of the science. Democrats have been in charge of their states. How is this Trump’s scandal?
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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