President Trump has gone on the offensive against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his COVID-19 response and the nursing home deaths in the state.
According to The Hill:
President Trump on Thursday criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his record on handling the coronavirus, calling the governor incompetent and blaming him for thousands of deaths in nursing homes in the state.
“Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York has the worst record on death and China Virus,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. “11,000 people alone died in Nursing Homes because of his incompetence!”
Trump later recommended that Cuomo ask state prosecutors – who he claimed have been “illegally after me and my family for years” — to investigate the governor’s handling of the coronavirus.
Trump lashed out at Cuomo after the New York governor accused the president of trying to “punish” New York City and allowing COVID-19 to “ambush” the state. Cuomo criticized Trump in a tweet for his recent move to strip funding to states and localities Trump labeled “anarchist jurisdictions,” including New York City, accusing the president of an “illegal stunt.”
Cuomo has warned President Trump after the threat to defund that Trump better have an army if he comes to New York.