Gov. Cuomo Claims Trump Is ‘Responsible for Every Death in This Country’ From COVID-19

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is not mincing words on how he feels regarding President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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:

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.”

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  1. Ed McGuire, You appear to be stuck in the early days of the pandemic. Even in May, NY was not in the top ten of nursing home COVID deaths per 1,000. To help you keep current, here is an update from Sept.

    COVID-19 death rate in U.S. nursing homes, as of September 27, 2020, by state
    Published by John Elflein, Oct 14, 2020
    As of September 27, 2020, there were around 125 COVID-19 deaths per 1,000 residents in nursing homes in Massachusetts. This statistic illustrates the rate of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes in the United States as of September 27, 2020, by state.
    Rate of COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents in the United States as of September 27, 2020, by state(per 1,000 residents)
    Number of deaths per 1,000 residents

    Massachusetts–125.1 per 1,000
    New Jersey
    Connecticut
    Rhode Island
    Louisiana
    Mississippi–74.9
    Georgia–73.7
    Pennsylvania
    South Carolina–63.1
    Maryland
    Texas–66
    Arizona
    Alabama–59.3
    Indiana
    District of Columbia
    Delaware
    Florida–53.1
    Illinois
    California
    NEW YORK–50.5 PER 1,000
    New Mexico
    Michigan
    Virginia
    North Carolina
    Arkansas
    Colorado
    New Hampshire
    Washington
    Ohio
    Kentucky
    Minnesota
    Utah
    Iowa
    Missouri
    Nebraska
    Nevada
    Tennessee
    Idaho
    Oklahoma
    West Virginia
    Kansas
    North Dakota
    South Dakota
    Oregon
    Wisconsin
    Vermont
    Maine
    Montana
    Hawaii
    Alaska
    Wyoming
    Puerto Rico
    020406080100120140
    Connecticut
    © Statista 2020

    statista.com/statistics/1169571/rate-nursing-home-resident-covid-deaths-by-state/

  2. Is the Gov. saying that Trump is responsible for the thousands of elderly who died in NY assisted living? We know that he is a liar, but this is really too much.

  3. Robyn, below, is doing revisionist history.

    The problem with the CDC is that they had full control and slowed down test development. The problem with the test that they created was that their reagents were not pure enough and that caused many faulty results. That wasn’t a WHO problem. That was THEIR OWN problem.

    This article from early March (in other words, before revisionists could change history) explains things better than I can be bothered with trying to get into your thick head, Robyn.

    technologyreview.com/2020/03/05/905484/why-the-cdc-botched-its-coronavirus-testing/

  4. Trump has done a great on both domestic and foreign affairs. America is sick of Dem hate, and you will see that in five days. COVID and lies are all Biden and Dems have to run on besides suggesting a COVID-19 plan Joe ripped off from Trump, who has implemented it along with the CDC since we found out China let COVID spread all over the world in January. If we left it up to Fauci and Biden, they would never have shut down travel, and hundreds of thousands more would be dead right now; Fauci even admitted that. The entire country would be on a lockdown for as long as Fauci instructed Biden to do so.

    The Trump admin used the same pandemic plan the CDC uses for all pandemics. Somehow the media convinced some silly people that Trump had no federal plan when the CDC is the “national plan.” The CDC job is to roll out the pandemic plan, which is to assist states through a pandemic until the CDC develops therapeutics/vaccines, and they feel the state health depts can handle things on their own. The CDC made a mistake in testing when the Director decided to use the faulty W.H.O. test instead of creating a COVID test themselves or choosing one of the many coronavirus tests being worked on in America at that time, not Trump.

  5. I am a fan of Gov Cuomo and his handling of the virus. BUT, I am a bigger fan on PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. EVERYONE was aware Trump lies. EVERYONE that watched the Task Force press conferences heard what the DOCTORS had to say and what Trump had to say. For those who elected to follow Trump, they are responsible for their OWN actions.

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