In a press conference on Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo surprisingly praised President Trump’s response to the coronavirus outbreak in New York, saying he was doing the “right thing.”
“He is ready, willing, and able to help,” Cuomo said of the president. “I’ve been speaking with members of his staff late last night, early this morning. We need their help, especially on the hospital capacity issue…
“I said to the president, who is a New Yorker, who I’ve known for many, many years, I put my hand out in partnership. ‘I want to work together, 100 percent. I need your help. I want your help. And New Yorkers will do everything they can to be good partners with the federal government.’
“His team has been on it. I know a team when they’re on it, and I know a team when they’re not on it. His team is on it, they’ve been responsive, late at night, early in the morning, and they’ve thus far been doing everything that they can do, and I want to say thank you, and I want to say that I appreciate it,” Cuomo added. .