New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is becoming more and more unhinged with every passing day.
He has had two major events in about 48 hours that have really hurt his credibility.
It started when he “blamed” the Trump administration for speedy vaccine development and ended when he went off on reporters over upcoming New York school closings.
It’s Trump’s Fault
On Monday, Trump sent out a tweet celebrating the second highly effective vaccine to be developed due to Operation Warp Speed…
Another Vaccine just announced. This time by Moderna, 95% effective. For those great “historians”, please remember that these great discoveries, which will end the China Plague, all took place on my watch!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2020
Cuomo, however, dismissed Trump’s role in helping these vaccines come to market so early.
He stated, “You didn’t need Trump to tell the vaccine companies you should develop a vaccine. He had nothing to do with it.
“Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, they all know this is billions of dollars, whoever gets to the market first. So, it’s in their economic interest to push this fast,”
He added, “Nah, it’s all BS. He didn’t do anything. It’s the drug companies and nobody is going to trust him saying it’s a safe vaccine.”
Cuomo, however, is completely wrong. These vaccines have met all the protocols but Operation Warp Speed removed most of the red tape that would have normally taken vaccines like this years to come to market.
It is just Cuomo’s hatred of Trump that continues to push him to block any credit for Trump and in the process, cast doubt on the effectiveness of a vaccine.
After Cuomo made his remarks, the White House immediately pushed back.
White House Spokesperson Michael Bars stated that Cuomo does not have “much of an understanding (of) the unprecedented public-private partnership poised to deliver a life-saving vaccine in record time.
“President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed continues to expedite the regulatory process while providing billions of dollars to a portfolio of companies in the process of delivering a safe and effective vaccine five times faster than other in history.
“The recent announcements by Pfizer and Moderna regarding their incredibly promising and impressive efficacy data further demonstrate that the Warp Speed Program is rapidly advancing on a trajectory of success to the benefit of millions of at-risk Americans.”
Cuomo Loses It
Earlier in the day on Wednesday, New York Mayor de Blasio announced that schools would be closing.
Cuomo, however, did not seem to have a clue the largest public school system in the country was about to be closed down.
Watch this exchange between Cuomo and a reporter asking him about the possibility of schools closing…
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) mocks and argues with a TV reporter during a testy exchange today about school openings: “What are you taking about?” pic.twitter.com/jMrDFbiyTe
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) November 18, 2020
When another reporter asked Cuomo directly about schools closing, he responded, “The schools are open by state law.”
It should be noted that earlier this week, a key member of Joe Biden’s task force admitted that by and large, schools are not related to the spread of the virus.
As I have stated before, the Democrat party is just imploding right now over its efforts to block Trump, prevent him from getting any credit, and trying to preserve Joe Biden’s “win.”
Should make for a fun few weeks until all of these state elections have been certified and the election truly becomes official.
Source: Fox News