US President Donald Trump struck New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday as the two leaders traded barbs for funding for the gradual reopening of the novel coronavirus.
“Governor Cuomo should spend more time doing something and complaining less.” Get out there and do the work. Stop talking! ”Trump raged on Twitter.
Trump on Thursday revealed his administration’s guidelines for states to gradually emerge from governors-imposed bans, leaving heads of state to make individual choices about when to proceed with the three-phase plan.
Cuomo previously accused Trump of “giving the money without giving the money” or effectively placing responsibility on states when they gradually reopen their economies without providing them with the necessary resources, particularly for costs and others Resources associated with widely used tests.
“Don’t ask the states, don’t give them this massive endeavor that has never been done before, and then don’t give them the resources to do it. It won’t work that way,” Cuomo told reporters. “The federal government can’t do that Wipe hands and say that the states are responsible for the tests. We can’t do this. We can’t do it without federal help. “
This appears to have been the trigger for Trump to riot on Twitter while Cuomo’s press conference was still ongoing.
“We’ve given New York far more money, aid, and equipment than any other state, and these great men and women who did the job never heard you say thank you. Your numbers are not good. Talk less and more action! “He said in a follow-up tweet.
When a reporter asked about the president’s social media posts, Cuomo replied, “If he’s sitting at home and watching TV, maybe he should get up and go to work.”
“Let’s keep emotions and politics away and personal ego if we can because it’s about the people,” he said, referring to a $ 500 billion plan the National Governors Association had proposed to help states finance.
The US remains the hardest hit country by the global pandemic, with over 672,000 cases and nearly 34,000 deaths. This is based on data compiled by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.