President Donald Trump attacked Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, mockingly claiming the New York governor was “begging” for federal government assistance to fight the coronavirus.
Trump’s tweet comes after Cuomo repeatedly swatted down the president’s claim to have “total authority” on when states will end their coronavirus lockdowns in a series of interviews.
Cuomo said on Monday night that he would sue Trump if he tried to force New York to re-open too early, and on Tuesday, the governor went on a media tour where he called Trump’s claims to power “unconstitutional.”
Cuomo’s been calling daily, even hourly, begging for everything, most of which should have been the state’s responsibility, such as new hospitals, beds, ventilators, etc. I got it all done for him, and everyone else, and now he seems to want Independence! That won’t happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2020
Cuomo will not suck your ass like others do. Cry more.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) April 14, 2020
You’re just pissed because Governor Cuomo’s approval ratings and TV ratings are higher than yours.
In fact, many people are saying, he’s been called #PresidentCuomo.
Because he acts Presidential.
You should try it, Spanky.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) April 14, 2020
Mr. Trump, We’re Tired of So Much Winning
We’re No 1—with most Covid-19 deaths of any nation
We’re No. 1—with most layoffs, 16.9 million unemployment claims in 3 weeks
We’re No 1—The Dow Jones Industrial Average has worst 1st quarter in historyhttps://t.co/A8ZmqLEDAa
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) April 14, 2020
King Trump thinks Governor Cuomo is his royal subject or something. Of course Cuomo has “Independence.” He’s the governor of New York and doesn’t report to the President. He reports to the people of New York State whom he serves.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 14, 2020