Trump Fires Back After Cuomo’s DNC Speech

President Trump fired back at Andrew Cuomo after the New York governor delivered a blistering speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday criticizing the White House’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a tweet, Trump accused the three-term governor of being responsible for thousands of deaths in nursing homes, referring to Cuomo’s controversial policy in late March that essentially ordered nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients from hospitals, a measure designed to free up hospital beds. (He eventually reversed the order in May).

“Now AP estimates that the real Cuomo number of people killed because of his total incompetence is 11,000, not the 6000 that was originally thought!” Trump tweeted.

The state has officially reported a care home death toll of more than 6,600.

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