NY Gov. Cuomo Takes Major Heat For Trying to Block Trump’s Plan To Distribute COVID Vaccine
Well, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has once again proven he’s a complete idiot — as if we need anymore evidence of his lack of intelligence — by saying that the progress made on the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine is “good news,” it’s “bad news” that it happened during Trump’s administration.
Can you believe this man actually said this?
Cuomo made an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” doing an interview with George Stephanopoulos on Monday. Cuomo stated that he had spoken to other governors about how they might work together to alter or block President Trump’s plan to distribute a coronavirus vaccine so that Joe Biden could do it.
“Well, it’s good news, bad news, George,” Cuomo said. “The good news is the Pfizer tests look good and we’ll have a vaccine shortly. The bad news is it’s about two months before Joe Biden takes over, and that means this administration is going to be implementing a vaccine plan.”
Cuomo pointed to the scale of the distribution project, which he estimated would involve as many as 330 million vaccinations — which could require two doses — compared to 120 million coronavirus tests performed in the U.S. in seven months.
“And the Trump administration is rolling out the vaccination plan and I believe it’s flawed,” Cuomo continued. “I believe it learns nothing from the past. They’re basically going to have the private providers do it, and that’s going to leave out all sorts of communities that were left out the first time when COVID ravaged them.”
Stephanopoulos then asked Cuomo what Biden could do that Trump would not do. Cuomo jumped back to talk about the issues he personally has with Trump. Which, of course, shouldn’t even be part of the discussion, especially when people’s lives are at stake.
Then again, this is the same guy who killed thousands of elderly folks in nursing homes with his poor handling of the coronavirus, so guess we shouldn’t be surprised.
“The Biden administration — when you deny a problem the way Trump did, you could never solve it,” Cuomo stated. “And that’s true in life.” He then went on to say that the Trump administration “denied COVID” despite the president putting together a White House coronavirus task force that held regular updates in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, and the White House guidelines for a multiphase reopening strategy to get the economy back up and running.
Cuomo once again stated that Trump would leave out certain communities and then said, “I’m sure the Biden administration’s going to address that.”
The governor then talked about what he hoped to do that would impact Trump’s distribution plan, saying, “You have two months, and we can’t let this vaccination plan go forward the way the Trump administration is designing it because Biden can’t undo it two months later, we’ll be in the midst of it. And I’m going — I’ve been talking to governors across the nation about that; how can we shape the Trump administration vaccine plan to fix it, or stop it before it does damage.”
His comments on this didn’t sit to well with a number of individuals, including Sen. Ben Sasse who issued a scathing statement ripping Cuomo.
“What on earth is Governor Cuomo talking about? This is great news and everyone – Republicans and Democrats and apolitical folks – should all be jointly thrilled about the possibility of an effective vaccine,” the Nebraska senator said. “After this nasty virus has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans and put millions out of work, it is beyond disgusting that Governor Cuomo would use a glimmer of hope for another worn-out ‘Trump is bad’ talking point. When we get a vaccine, we’re going to need all hands on deck distributing it as fast as possible – shamelessly politicizing this is dangerous and stupid.”