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Trump slams Cuomo's coronavirus, crime response in New York
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Trump rips Cuomo over coronavirus lockdowns: ‘He’s done a bad job’
President Trump discusses coronavirus lockdowns across the U.S., specifically in New York.
President Trump on Thursday criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic and called him “incompetent” while also noting that crime in certain parts of the state has risen as high as 250% in recent months.
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Trump spoke with FOX Business’ Stuart Varney for a wide-ranging interview on Thursday morning, when he was highly critical of the Empire State's governor for the Democrat's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said New York “has been the worst in the whole country” with 40,000 deaths.
“New York has done very badly,” Trump told Varney on Varney & Co. “He’s done a bad job, really bad job, Cuomo. Then he writes books like he’s supposed to be doing a good job.”
As of Thursday morning, 33,316 people in New York State have died of COVID-19, according to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Just over 217,000 people have reportedly suffered virus-related deaths nationwide.