Cuomo Blames CDC, Trump for Deadly Nursing Home Policy

Cuomo Blames CDC, Trump for Deadly Nursing Home Policy


Remember the halcyon days when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was advertised as the exemplar of the kind of buck-stops-here leadership we needed in the White House?

That’s not necessarily the case these days, thanks to the Democrat’s nursing home scandal. But don’t worry, he’s got a good explanation for that: The buck stops with President Donald Trump.

During his coronavirus news briefing Wednesday, Cuomo claimed he came up with the policy that nursing homes cannot refuse seniors who test positive for the novel coronavirus based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That explanation came in response to a question about “a call for a federal probe into how the state handled the nursing home situation,” in particular Cuomo’s March 25 order requiring homes to take in COVID-19 patients from hospitals.

“Look, this is a political season. I get it. I have refrained from politics,” Cuomo said; if there was laughter in the room, it

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