The Democratic governor declared during Thursday’s “The View” interview that he believes Trump is “responsible for every death in this country” from coronavirus.
“He lied about it, he lied about it from day one,” Cuomo continued, noting a memo in January by Trump’s top trade adviser Peter Navarro that said the National Security Council warned millions of Americans could die from COVID-19.
Cuomo also claimed the Trump administration was “totally incompetent in what they did” regarding the pandemic.
See Cuomo’s remarks below:
New York Gov. Cuomo says he holds Pres. Trump “responsible for every death in this country” from COVID-19 because the admin “lied” and was “totally incompetent” in their response: “110,000 people more are going to die because [Trump] won’t wear a mask.” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/C89czabjRf— The View (@TheView) October 29, 2020
Cuomo has taken swipes at the administration over its pandemic handling. He previously suggested in September, “Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York.”
Similar to Cuomo’s remarks on “The View,” Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of the former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, also previously claimed she blames Trump “pretty fundamentally” for deaths caused by COVID-19 in the U.S., as IJR reported.
“I blame him, full stop,” she later added during an interview on “The View.” “I also blame him for all he’s not doing now to help prepare for when the scientists have proven a vaccine is safe and effective at scale. I blame him for not marshaling a real effort to build public confidence and demand for a vaccine that is proven safe and effective.”