Former President Donald Trump said Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home scandal is “surprising” – given all the help his administration has given during the epidemic – “aid that would have saved a lot of lives.”
Speaking to Newsmax on Wednesday evening, the 45th commander-in-chief described how he worked to help the empire’s governor as Empire State became a COVID-19 epicenter.
“We gave them the Javits Center, we gave them the ship, the great hospital ship and they were not essentially used. A lot of money was spent and not used and should have been used, ”Trump said.
“He could have gone there. It would have saved a lot of lives, that’s very bad.”
When asked about the political collapse, the former president said it was unusual to see the Dums go after their own before sarcasm at members of his own party.
“I’m a little surprised because usually Democrats don’t do that but a lot of people don’t like him. I got on with him, you know we were really well together,” he said, “He hit hard Going, and he is being hit hard by his own people. Those are the people who are really killing him. It’s so amazing. “
He sacked the GOP for not going after going more to the left.
“Republicans are soft, they only kill on their own. like [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch [McConnell]. They killed themselves, they didn’t kill. If he was killing at the same time [Senate Majority Leader Chuck] Shumer and [President] Biden, Republicans would be much better that I can tell you. But no, ”Trump said.
Cuomo is facing legal and political reprisals over the withdrawal of its administration’s alleged data relating to the death toll of the state’s nursing home from Cuomo-19.
State Attorney General Letitia James released a poor report late last month stating that nursing home COVID-19 deaths in the state could be more than 50 percent.
After that, the state’s besieged health commissioner confirmed that the AG had predicted that the total number of residents was only fatal.
Earlier this month, The Post specifically reported that top Cuomo ally Melissa DeRassa apologized privately to Democratic lawmakers after she was told by federal prosecutors to “come out of fear that the real number” Will be used against us ”.
Now, the FBI and the New York US Attorney’s Eastern District have begun an investigation into the case.
The blast penetration by DeRosa led to calls from MPs on both sides of the aisle to investigate.
In response to the news of the federal investigation, Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said, “As we said publicly, the DOJ has been paying attention to it for months. We are cooperating with them and we will continue this. “