California Gov. Gavin Newsom and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have praised President Donald Trump for his efforts to help their states amid the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic, which has reportedly claimed the lives of more than 20,500 in the United States so far.
Speaking to CNNs Anderson Cooper on April 10, Newsom said he would “be lying” if he said the president had not done all he could for the Golden State and pointed specifically to Trumps support in getting Navy hospital ship the USNS Mercy, which docked in Los Angeles late in March, as well as expanding federal resources.
“Yeah, look, I mean… were involved in 68 lawsuits with the Trump administration. Ive been on your show, I havent been timid. He certainly hasnt been timid,” Newsom told Anderson when questioned over his differences with the president.
“But I got to say this, its just the fact. [Otherwise,] Id be lying to you, Id be lying to the American people. Every single direct request that he was capable of meeting he has met. We have the USNS Mercy in California because of his direct intervention and support; 2,000 of these federal medical stations because of his direct support. So I can only speak for myself, but I have to be complementary. Otherwise, I would be simply lying to you, misleading you, and that is a wonderful thing to be able to say, and I hope that continues,” he added.
California has 22,173 confirmed cases of CCP virus and 630 deaths have been attributed to the disease, which originated in Wuhan in December last year. The golden state has the fourth most cases of any state in the country, after New York, New Jersey, and Michigan.
On Saturday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference where he also commended the president for his responsiveness to the states needs, noting that he had “literally had conversations with him in the morning where he turned around a decision by that afternoon.”
“Ive worked very hard with the President of the United States. Weve had our political differences in the past—no doubt,” Cuomo said. “Theres also no doubt that Ive worked hand-in-glove with the president here, and he has been responsive to New York and responsive to New Yorks needs, and hes done it quickly, and hes done it efficiently.”
Cuomo also stressed the need to keep politics out of the crisis, calling it “corrosive and destructive,” before urging people to instead focus on the government and its policy.
“Even though this is a hyper-partisan time, even though were in the middle of a presidential election, even though its one of the ugliest political periods I can recall, weve kept polRead More – Source
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