Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) responded to Trump’s false declare that he received’t be rolling out a COVID vaccination rapidly by calling Trump a liar and mentioning he’s being investigated for tax fraud.

Video of Cuomo on MSNBC:

Trump mentioned throughout a Rose Backyard occasion, “As quickly as April the vaccine might be accessible to all the normal inhabitants aside from locations like new York state the place for political causes the governor determined to say and I don’t assume it’s good politically, I believe it’s dangerous from a well being stand level, however he desires to take his time on the vaccine.”

Cuomo responded:

None of what he mentioned is true. Shock, shock. We’re all excited concerning the potentialities a few vaccine. It isn’t that folks don’t belief the vaccine corporations, the pharmaceutical corporations. Pfizer is a superb New York and Regeneron is a superb firm however Individuals are apprehensive about political interference within the vaccine course of and the approval course of by the president. The American folks belief the drug corporations greater than they belief the president. Kaiser polls mentioned 60% of Individuals are apprehensive that the approval was political, pew polls mentioned about 50% of Individuals are apprehensive that it’s political. So numerous states, New York included, to attempt to construct credibility so the folks will settle for the vaccine, put collectively their very own scientific evaluation panels. Ours is headed by a Nobel Prize laureate who will evaluation the FDA course of so let’s imagine to folks it’s protected, it’s best to take the vaccine.

The president likes to level out New York as a result of it has been an ongoing concern. The president misplaced New York state within the election by an enormous margin. You have got New York prosecutors who’re investigating the president for tax fraud. So he has issued with New York, and he likes to level to New York.

Cuomo was proper. Every thing with Trump runs by means of the filter of what the president both is or shouldn’t be getting. Trump is attempting to punish New York as a result of he’s beneath criminal investigation in the state. He’s attempting to make use of the dying embers of his presidency to punish New York for the investigation that would shut down his enterprise and make him and his grownup kids convicted felons.

Even in his remaining weeks as president, Trump is abusing his energy for his personal profit.

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