Gov Cuomo Praises Trump: ‘He's Really Responded To New York’s Needs’
New York Governor out politics as coronavirus ravages the city
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has praised President Donald Trump for his responsiveness to the needs of the state amid the coronavirus epidemic.
Cuomo also stressed that politics must be kept out of this crisis:
“The best thing we have done to date is we have kept politics out of the discussion," Cuomo said.
“Even though this is a hyper-partisan time, even though we’re in the middle of a presidential election, even though it’s one of the ugliest political periods I can recall,” the governor added.
“We have kept politics out of this crisis, and I’ve worked very hard to do that.”
Cuomo applauded President Trump, setting aside political differences:
I’ve worked very hard with the President of the United States. We’ve had our political differences in the past, no doubt. There’s also no doubt that I’ve worked hand-in-glove with the president here, and he has been responsive to New York and responsive to New York’s needs, and he’s done it quickly, and he’s done it efficiently.
I’ve literally had conversations with him in the morning, where he turned around a decision by that afternoon. I’ve been in the federal government. I know what it’s like to make a decision, and he has really responded to New York’s needs.
So, keep politics out of it. Focus on government, and focus on policy, and keep politics out of it.
Cuomo also delivered good news and bad news during the press briefing concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday, single -day hospitalizations dropped to 85, the lowest since March 16.
Hospitalizations continue to decrease.
The three-day average for hospitalizations is also down.
Additionally, the three-day average for ICU admissions appears to show a downward trend.
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“This is a little deceptive because, at one time, hospitals had discrete ICU wards or ICU beds. Effectively, now in a hospital, all the beds are ICU beds."
"It’s like the entire hospital is turned into an ICU facility. So this distinction is actually – I don’t know how enlightening this is.”
But the single-day death toll remains on a high plateau, as 783 New Yorkers died on Friday.
“Terrible news is the number of lives lost. 783 yesterday. That is not an all-time high, and you can see that the numbers [are] somewhat stabilizing, but it is stabilizing at an horrific rate,” Cuomo said.
“These are just incredible numbers depicting incredible loss and pain.”
Last month, Cuomo praised Trump for his "100 percent sincere" response to COVID-19.
Cuomo applauded President Trump during a Tuesday press conference, highlighting his work in helping New Yorkers combat the coronavirus, which originated in China.
Earlier this month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom also praised Trump by saying he would be "lying" if he did not credit him for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
"Let me just be candid with you. I’d be lying to you to say that he hasn’t been responsive to our needs."
"He has. And so, as a question, as a sort of an offer of objectivity, I have to acknowledge that publicly," Newsom added.