When President Donald Trump took the lead to cut the chances of a Coronavirus disaster, the Democrats said he was acting like a dictator. Now that he has voiced an interest in opening schools and getting America running again, they say he is playing fast and loose with American’s health.
This week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wrote another chapter in the endless ‘Blame Donald Trump No Matter What Happens saga.’ He told CNN, “If Trump’s government had done its job, the virus wouldn’t have come here. The virus didn’t come here because of anything New Yorkers did, the virus came here because the federal government missed it.”
To be honest, it makes sense that Cuomo would blame Trump. After all, his city has had some of the worst, if not the worst, Coronavirus numbers in the nation. So if he does not blame Trump, then he would have to take the responsibility himself, and that’s just not Democratic.
What’s more, if Cuomo were to take some of the responsibility onto his own shoulders for the unparalleled COVID spike New yorkers have been facing, the fact that so many false COVID deaths have been coming out of both NY city and NY state might adversely affect him and other Democrats.
We reported before about New York mortuary workers, EMTs, and hospital staff coming forward with testimony about hundreds of people being labeled as COVID deaths even when they clearly died from other reasons. The same is the case in Florida, where all private clinics were caught fabricating an average of 80% of all tests as Coronavirus positive.
The story is the same all across the country. States and counties are faking their COVID numbers — and why wouldn’t they? After all each hospital, clinic, and healthcare center gets upwards of $13,000 for every verified COVID-19 diagnosis, whether it results in a fake death or not.
But for Cuomo, blaming Trump is an easy way out. In the current climate where it’s standard to blame Trump for literally every bad thing, why not blame him for the Coronavirus as well? Never mind the fact that Trump has done more than anyone to curtail the spread of the disease, including having the USS Mercy dock in New York harbor to take on patients.
However, CNN’s Jake Tapper did not back Cuomo 100%. He told the governor, “There are no illustrations, however, of the more than 32,000 dead New Yorkers, the highest death toll by far of any state. No rendering on that poster of the criticism that Governor Cuomo ignored warnings, no depiction of the study that he could have saved thousands of lives had he and Mayor De Blasio acted sooner, no painting of his rescinded order that nursing homes take all infected patients in.”
It was a level of push back that Cuomo was not ready for. Cuomo’s predictable repose was, “Tapper should say that Trump.”
It’s a rare moment when a CNN anchor misses a chance to cast blame on Trump. But at this point, nothing seems quite real in America anymore.