Shortly after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Thursday announced that the Big Apple’s economy will be reopened on July 1, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) mocked the timeline.
During a press conference, Cuomo was asked about de Blasio’s reopening timeline, with which the governor disagreed.
“I want it opened up on Monday. I want to open up New York City on Tuesday. I want it open on Wednesday. I want Buffalo opened up on Thursday,” Cuomo said, according to the New York Post.
“There is no person who will safely reopen faster than myself,” Cuomo said. “I’m not going to predict the future. But if you said to me, ‘July 1,’ I’d say, ‘I hope to get there before July 1.’”
Although Cuomo wouldn’t give a definitive reopening date for New York City, he said it should be sooner than July 1.
“I don’t want to wait that long … I think we can do it before that,” the governor said.