In the United States, New York has become the new epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak. Amid the pandemic, President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he is going to welcome New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the White House. The Mayor has spearheaded the response to his state’s coronavirus outbreaks.
More than one third of the 41,000 deaths nationwide, have reported from the state. President Trump told the reporters, “He is coming to the Oval Office tomorrow afternoon.” After New York reported a drop in the number of infections and deaths, Trump both praised and criticized Cuomo over responding to the crisis.
“They’re getting it together in New York, a lot of good things are happening in New York,”
“We are there to stand with the governors and to help the governors and that’s what we’re doing,” he said.
Recently, President Trump slammed the New York Mayor on Twitter saying the governor has been calling the White House “begging” for help with equipments and funds. Mr. Trump tweeted, “Governor Cuomo should spend more time ‘doing’ and less time ‘complaining’. Get out there and get the job done. Stop talking!”
Trump and Cuomo both have conflicted but coordinated also to handle the pandemic. On Friday, the Mayor ridiculed the President saying he was washing his hands of leading the campaign to boost coronavirus testing. According to Cuomo, the testing is very important before resuming the economy. On the other hand, Cuomo has also praised the President for being supportive on handling several issues like building up hospital bed capacity and ventilators.
The United States has become the worst affected country in the global pandemic. The death toll from the deadly virus has climbed 1,433 in the past 24 hours taking the total number of fatalities to 42,094. The Johns Hopkins University revealed there have been more than 784,000 confirmed cases in the country so far.