Trump’s criticism of New York and New Jersey for their responses to coronavirus has already sparked pushback.
The president said yesterday that the two states, which have been hit hardest by the virus, “got off to a very late start” with their responses to the pandemic.
However, the communications director for New York governor Andrew Cuomo said in a tweet that it was the federal government, not the states, that fumbled its early response:
Dani Lever (@Dani_Lever)
This is not the time to debate but the states were not slow to respond – the federal government was absent. https://t.co/Q8v7kWJxmM