Former President Donald Trump said Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home scandal is “surprising” — given all the help his administration offered during the pandemic — assistance that “would’ve saved a lot of lives.”
Speaking to Newsmax Wednesday evening, the 45th commander-in-chief recounted how he worked to help the embattled governor as the Empire State became a COVID-19 epicenter.
“We gave him the Javits Center, we gave him the ship, the great hospital ship and essentially they weren’t used. Spent a lot of money and they weren’t used and they should’ve been used,” Trump said.
“He could’ve had the patients go there. It would’ve saved a lot of lives, it’s too bad.”
Asked about the political fallout, the former president said it was unusual to see Dems go after one of their own — before taking a dig at members of his own party.
“I’m a little surprised because usually the Democrats don’t do it but a lot of people