Cuomo Says Trump Bares ‘Total Responsibility’ for Where the Nation Is Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is placing blame on President Donald Trump for allowing individual states to fend for themselves in the midst of a global pandemic without federal assistance.

During his appearance on PBS NewsHour Wednesday, host Judy Woodruff noted he goes into detail in his new book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” about Trump’s response to the outbreak.

She asked Cuomo how much responsibility the president bares for where the nation stands now.

“I would say total responsibility. I was a former federal employee. I was a cabinet secretary under the Clinton administration. I was secretary of Housing and Urban Development. This was a national pandemic. This was a federal crisis. Normally the federal government would take charge. This situation where you have a national pandemic but then you delegate to 50 states to do their own strategy when it’s a virus that goes from border to border,” Cuomo said.

He added, “All 50 states have to find their own PPE. All 50 states have to find their own testing. All 50 states have to organize their own emergency operations. That’s not how this should have been done. This should’ve been done on a nationwide level.”

Watch his comments below:

Cuomo blamed Trump for the spread of the coronavirus throughout the state of New York, as IJR previously reported.

During a press conference in September, Cuomo claimed Trump and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were the cause of the spread of the coronavirus during the onset of the pandemic.

“Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York,” Cuomo said.

He continued, “That is a fact. It’s a fact that he admitted and the CDC admitted and Fauci admitted.”

The United States is still struggling to slow the spread.

As of Wednesday evening, there have been more than 7.9 million confirmed coronavirus cases and over 216,000 deaths.


  1. I admit many things, Lying Paul The Emeffer, all of the time. I am sure that that confuses you. When will YOU admit to all of YOUR lying?

  2. Walter Mitty I know you can’t understand a simple comment. Thanks for admitting it.

  3. I am confused by your incomplete thought, Lying Paul The Emeffer.

    Whatever you were TRYING to say, it has to be another of your many lies.

  4. Cuomo and you all the people you killed by ordering them to nursing homes when they had CV while the ship and makeshift hospitals were not used.

  5. Ken Goodman, Here is the ACTUAL Feb 24th Pelosi quote: “Prevention, prevention, prevention. We want people to be concerned and vigilant,” she said. “However, we don’t want them to be afraid.” She DID NOT say as you assert “there is nothing to be concerned about.” The video of her full comments is still available.

    For all the folks who perceive Nancy Pelosi is responsible, I remind you of the February 24, 2020 tweet by the POTUS.
    Feb. 24: 51 confirmed cases in U.S.
    “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA”
    “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

  6. Trump left it up to the States to request help, but the Democrat run states told him to stay out of “their” business.
    Shouldn’t Pelosi be held responsible for her telling everyone “Come on out. Come on down to Chinatown, there is nothing to be concerned about.”?

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