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November 23, 2020
NY Governor Cuomo Gets Emmy for Coronavirus Pressers
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New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo has accepted an Emmy award for his coronavirus press conferences despite his state being the epicenter for virus deaths in the U.S. and the pandemic currently “surging” there.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo (D.) accepted the International Emmy Founders Award for his pandemic press conferences Monday morning, as the coronavirus surged across his state.
After the Emmys presented a video of celebrities praising Cuomo, the governor gave an acceptance speech saying his press conferences have offered “authentic truth and stability.”
Celebrities including Robert DeNiro, Ben Stiller, and Billy Crystal celebrated Cuomo’s response to the virus. The governor said he appreciated the contributions of those in show business.
Cuomo has taken heat for ordering thousands of COVID-positive patients back into nursing homes in the early weeks of the pandemic, which likely contributed to tens of thousands of infections and thousands of deaths.
Cuomo said he is proud of New Yorkers toughness as he accepted the award.