On Friday, March 6, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that there was a big problem of supplies being stolen from hospitals.
On March 29, President Trump expressed his concerns about this very problem, at which point Cuomo pivoted, then called out Trump for making that statement.
March 6 Statement by Cuomo
The statements by Cuomo were pretty clear.
The New York Governor stated, “Not just people taking a couple or three, I mean just actual thefts of those products.
“I’ve asked the state police to do an investigation, look at places that are selling masks, medical equipment, protective wear, feeding the anxiety.”
Now, when Cuomo made these statements, nobody batted an eyelash.
You would almost expect something like this to happen in New York.
It is natural to assume that as more and more supplies were being delivered, more and more thefts were occurring.
All of this went unnoticed in the national eye until Trump made a like-statement later in the month.
March 29 Statement by Trump
During the presser, Trump stated, “Even though this is different, something is going on, and you ought to look into it as reporters.
“Where are the masks going? Are they going out the back door?
“How do you go from 10,000 to 300,000? And we have that in a lot of different places.
“So, somebody should probably look into that, because I just don’t see, from a practical standpoint, how that’s possible to go from that to that.”
The next day, the media started to blow it up, as though Trump was the person making the initial accusation, which we have proven to not be true.
After Trump made his statement, Senator Murphy (D-CT) sent out this tweet…
Of all the rotten, despicable things Donald Trump has done since taking office, blaming health care workers for the lack of masks is like top 3.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) March 30, 2020
Cuomo stated, “In terms of a suggestion that the PPE equipment is not going to a correct place, I don’t know what that means.
“I don’t know what he’s trying to say. If he wants to make an accusation then let him make an accusation.
“But I don’t know what he’s trying to say by inference.”
For the record, Trump never accused healthcare workers on the front line of stealing anything, he merely stated that something has to be amiss.
Could deliveries be sitting on the docks and being stolen from there?
Are people taking a few extra masks home with them (and who would honestly blame them)?
There are numerous ways these supplies could be disappearing but it was something Cuomo was worried about in the beginning, so are we to believe this problem magically cured itself as more and more supplies were coming in and the situation became direr?
This is today’s media and today’s Democrat. Say it, Trump agrees, pivot, then make Trump out to be the bad guy.
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