Trump calls Gov. Cuomo ‘a bully thug,’ trashes NY pandemic response

Trump calls Gov. Cuomo ‘a bully thug,’ trashes NY pandemic response


President Trump unloaded on Gov. Andrew Cuomo — calling him “a bully thug” who badly mishandled New York’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and who heads “probably the worst-run state in the country.”

Trump’s broadside came after he was asked about Cuomo’s new book, “American Crisis” [Leadership Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic], during an interview with Newsmax’s “Greg Kelly Reports.” The Cuomo book is critical of the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic.

“He did a very poor job. And a very sad thing: Thousands and thousands of people died unnecessarily. No. 1 in our nation,” Trump said in the interview, referring to the number of New Yorkers who’ve died from the coronavirus.

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The Johns Hopkins University tracker reports that 33,316 New York deaths are linked to confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases. The state Health Department says 25,606 residents have died from the bug — by far the highest tally of any state in the country.

“And then he

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