New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is capitalizing on his media favor by writing a ebook bragging about his management on this pandemic, regardless of his horrible nursing dwelling order. Months later, many within the media are lastly waking up and asking him about this disastrous directive. On as we speak’s New Day, CNN host Alisyn Camerota repeatedly requested him about it, however she let the Democrat deny details and blame President Trump with out fact-checking him.

Camerota did not wait lengthy to carry up the nursing dwelling scandal. She began off with this mild query: “Do you would like that you simply had carried out one thing otherwise on that?” similar to what CBS asked the governor yesterday.

In fact Cuomo instantly and repeatedly blamed the federal authorities for his state far surpassing every other state within the nation in COVID deaths. After claiming Trump unfold misinformation about the place the virus got here from and asymptomatic unfold, he referred to as the nursing dwelling order scandal “political propaganda” from the White Home:

 

 

On the nursing houses you must separate the political propaganda from the details right here. The White Home has been superb at blaming democratic governors for deaths in nursing houses. Folks did die in nursing houses and it was horrible, however that is the place this virus preys on the previous and the weak, there was by no means a directive in New York state that stated nursing houses should settle for COVID-positive sufferers. That is political propaganda. We stated — we did comply with a federal rule that stated you’ll be able to’t discriminate in opposition to individuals who have COVID, not in a hospital, not in a nursing dwelling. 

Camerota did push again, noting it wasn’t simply Republicans but additionally a New York Democrat assemblyman who had criticized his management:

You are saying that you simply — let me be clear. Your Division of Well being and otherwise you did not inform hospitals to ship sufferers again to nursing houses? As a result of it isn’t simply Republicans, governor,” she started, citing the assemblyman. However Cuomo deflected and blamed Trump once more:

“Yeah, no, look, the White Home is excellent at spreading misinformation,” he touted including, “We by no means within the state advised the nursing dwelling, you must settle for the Covid-positive individual. By no means occurred,” he denied.

If it by no means occurred, then why was the March twenty fifth order, conveniently scrubbed from his state’s health department website two months later?

As a substitute of correcting the governor, CNN let Cuomo double down on his deception but once more with this fastidiously worded reply: (click on broaden)

CAMEROTA: There was by no means an instruction given to hospitals that nursing dwelling sufferers needed to depart and return to nursing houses and also you’re saying there was by no means an instruction to nursing houses that they needed to take them? 

CUOMO: There was by no means a time limit the place we wanted beds and stated to a nursing dwelling you have to take a Covid-positive individual. The legislation is strictly the other, Alisyn. The legislation on this state says a nursing dwelling could not settle for an individual until they will look after that individual and do it with out endangering the opposite folks within the facility…it by no means occurred….

No smarmy fact-checks from the hosts or CNN’s Daniel Dale adopted this section. As a substitute, Camerota concluded the interview by agreeing with Cuomo that Trump was “merciless” to make households consider the Democrat was responsible (click on broaden):

CUOMO: [T]he White Home is excellent at misinformation and lots of people consider the president nonetheless, , it is an ideal title, president, and other people assume you are alleged to consider the president. They’re superb at spreading misinformation and it was imply and it was merciless as a result of it is unhealthy sufficient to lose a beloved one, once you’re then advised, nicely, possibly you did not have to lose that beloved one, that actually makes the ache even worse. 

CAMEROTA: Undoubtedly. I imply, clearly. And that is what we now have heard from a lot of family members of nursing dwelling sufferers who ended up dying.

Against this when the governor was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe earlier than this, co-host Willie Geist wouldn’t let that lie slide. He confronted Cuomo and compelled him to “take accountability” for the nursing dwelling deaths in his state.

However maybe getting the identical grilling from the community that employs his brother is an excessive amount of to ask. 

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The related transcript is under:

CNN New Day

10/14/2020

8:21am EST

ALISYN CAMEROTA: One of many stuff you handle in your ebook is the criticism that you simply obtained concerning the deaths in nursing houses and the directive from you or your division of well being that sick COVID sufferers needed to be transferred out of hospitals to nursing houses. Do you would like that you simply had carried out one thing otherwise on that? 

ANDREW CUOMO: Nicely, I want I had carried out issues otherwise on your entire state of affairs, proper? I want what we all know now we knew when it began. I want that we knew that it truly was not a China virus, it was a European virus and it got here from France and Italy and it had been coming right here for months earlier than the federal authorities advised us. I want that we advised there was asymptomatic unfold. I want I had carried out masks earlier, despite the fact that we had been the primary state within the nation to do it, we should always have carried out it even earlier. On the nursing houses you must separate the political propaganda from the details right here. The White Home has been superb at blaming democratic governors for deaths in nursing houses. Folks did die in nursing houses and it was horrible, however that is the place this virus preys on the previous and the weak, there was by no means a directive in New York state that stated nursing houses should settle for Covid-positive sufferers. That is political propaganda. We stated — we did comply with a federal rule that stated you’ll be able to’t discriminate in opposition to individuals who have Covid, not in a hospital, not in a nursing dwelling. 

CAMEROTA: You are saying that you simply — let me be clear. Your division of well being and otherwise you did not inform hospitals to ship sufferers again to nursing houses? As a result of it isn’t simply Republicans, governor, I imply, as , there’s Democrats, there’s a democratic assemblyman who says for me the largest query nonetheless stays is who made the decision to switch the sufferers and the impression of transferring these sufferers forwards and backwards. In order that’s — I imply, look, I might go on. There’s clearly affected person’s relations who assume that that was a directive out of your workplace. 

CUOMO: Yeah, no, look, the White Home is excellent at spreading misinformation, however listed here are the details, the directive was a federal directive that stated you’ll be able to’t discriminate in opposition to an individual due to Covid. We by no means within the state advised the nursing dwelling, you must settle for the Covid-positive individual. By no means occurred. 

CAMEROTA: However the place else might they’ve gone? In the event that they had been being taken out of hospital as a result of hospitals had been being overrun, then the place else might they’ve gone? 

CUOMO: Good query. Hospitals had been by no means overwhelmed. We all the time had extra capability in hospitals. We all the time had extra capability in emergency hospitals that we constructed. So we had been by no means in a state of affairs the place we needed to have a nursing dwelling settle for a Covid-positive individual. 

CAMEROTA: There was by no means an instruction given to hospitals that nursing dwelling sufferers needed to depart and return to nursing houses and also you’re saying there was by no means an instruction to nursing houses that they needed to take them? 

CUOMO: There was by no means a time limit the place we wanted beds and stated to a nursing dwelling you have to take a Covid-positive individual. The legislation is strictly the other, Alisyn. The legislation on this state says a nursing dwelling could not settle for an individual until they will look after that individual and do it with out endangering the opposite folks within the facility. So we by no means obtained to the purpose — different states have, we did not in New York — we by no means obtained to the purpose the place we had a shortage of beds. We solely had 18,000 folks in our hospitals on the finish of the day. We now have a 50,000-bed capability. We had 1000’s of additional emergency beds. So it by no means occurred. However the level you make is true, the White Home is excellent at misinformation and lots of people consider the president nonetheless, , it is an ideal title, president, and other people assume you are alleged to consider the president. They’re superb at spreading misinformation and it was imply and it was merciless as a result of it is unhealthy sufficient to lose a beloved one, once you’re then advised, nicely, possibly you did not have to lose that beloved one, that actually makes the ache even worse. 

CAMEROTA: Undoubtedly. I imply, clearly. And that is what we now have heard from a lot of family members of nursing dwelling sufferers who ended up dying. Governor Cuomo, we’re out of time. Thanks very a lot for all the data. Once more, the ebook is American Disaster, and we’ll speak to you once more very quickly.

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