Politics Trump and Cuomo accuse each other of not doing enough to combat coronavirus: ‘Do something!’
CPAC chairman: Infected attendee had no contact with Trump, Pence
The chairman of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) said Sunday that the attendee infected with coronavirus had no contact with President Trump or Vice President Mike Pence.Chairman Matt Schlapp on Fox News' "Fox & Friends Weekend" also encouraged attendees of the conference not to "panic" about the coronavirus."I can verify that he had no contact with either the president or the vice president," he said. "And I can tell youChairman Matt Schlapp on Fox News' "Fox & Friends Weekend" also encouraged attendees of the conference not to "panic" about the coronavirus.
President Trump and Gov. Cuomo turned the coronavirus crisis into a political punching bag Monday, accusing each other of not doing enough to combat the fast-spreading pandemic.
After wrapping up a conference call with the nation’s 50 governors, Trump said the talk went “very well” but added one caveat.
“Cuomo of New York has to ‘do more,’” Trump tweeted without elaborating.
Cuomo was quick to punch back.
“I have to do more? No — YOU have to do something! You’re supposed to be the president,” the governor posted in response.
It was not immediately clear what prompted the social media beef, but Cuomo has repeatedly called on Trump to send in the Army Corps of Engineers to help turn military bases or college dorms in New York into temporary medical centers because the state’s hospitals may soon become overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.
Asian woman attacked in New York City in possible coronavirus bias crime
A 23-year-old woman told officers she was punched in the face by a woman who also made anti-Asian slurs before fleeing the scene, the NYPD said.Officers responded to a reported assault at a building on West 34th Street about 10:30 a.m., the New York Police Department told NBC News.
Cuomo sent an open letter to Trump Sunday asking for assistance before the state’s hospitals are overrun.
“You will have people on gurneys in hallways,” Cuomo said during a press conference in Albany Monday morning. “That is what is going to happen now if we do nothing. That is what is going to happen now if we do nothing. And that, my friends, will be a tragedy.”
The governor announced Monday that bars, restaurants, movie theaters, gyms and casinos across the state will be closed for the foreseeable future in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The regulations, also being enacted in neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut, are Cuomo’s attempt at a regional approach to combating the disease amid what he calls “a lack of federal direction.”
N.Y. Gov Cuomo opens drive-thru mobile coronavirus testing in New Rochelle
New York opened its first drive-through coronavirus testing facility in New Rochelle on Friday. The Westchester County city has become the epicenter of the outbreak in the state, which Cuomo has called “the most significant cluster” in the nation. The facility, set up in Glen Island Park, will have six lanes for motorists and can handle 200 cars per day, according to the governor. “It’s not only faster and easier, it’s also smarter and safer because you’re not exposing people to a person who may be positive,” Cuomo said.New Rochelle residents will be prioritized at the new testing site, as well as “vulnerable” people.
“I want federal guidance,” Cuomo said. “This is a national pandemic, but there are no national rules.”
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Cuomo calls on federal government to order companies to manufacture medical supplies .
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is calling on the federal government to order companies to manufacture medical supplies under the Defense Production Act.Cuomo said during his daily press conference on Sunday that the federal government "should nationalize medical supply acquisition" instead of leaving it to the states. He encouraged Trump to order the production of masks, gowns and ventilators, among other medical supplies.