Andrew Cuomo slams Donald Trump for withholding Covid-19 vaccine from NY, Internet agrees: 'Time for him to go'

Trump had been referring to the comments made by Cuomo on ABC's 'Good Morning America' when he called Pfizer's breakthrough on a possible vaccine as 'good news, bad news'


                            Andrew Cuomo slams Donald Trump for withholding Covid-19 vaccine from NY, Internet agrees: 'Time for him to go'
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The governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has slammed President Donald Trump's threat to withhold a Covid-19 vaccine for the state over his long time feud with Cuomo. The feud had escalated and reached an all-time high when Cuomo said he wanted Trump's vaccine independently vetted.

However, on Friday, November 13, afternoon, Trump gave a speech at the White House Rose Garden that a coronavirus vaccine would be made available to the general public except New York, according to a Daily Mail report. 

The state of New York has approximately 19.5 million people residing in it. Following Trump's comments, Cuomo had lashed out at the president and said he was a "bully". While speaking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Cuomo said, "He tries to bully people — he tries to bully governors, he uses government as a retaliatory tool. I'm not going to let a bully push New Yorkers around, period."

During his speech, Trump had said, "As soon as April, the vaccine will be available to the entire general population, with the exceptions of places like New York state where, for political reasons, the governor decided to say: 'I don't think it's good politically. I think it's very bad from a health standpoint'."

President Donald Trump speaks about Operation Warp Speed in the Rose Garden at the White House on November 13, 2020, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Trump added, "He wants to take his time with the vaccine. He doesn't trust where the vaccine is coming from. He doesn't trust the fact that it is this White House, this administration, so we won't be delivering it to New York until we have the authorization to do so, and that pains me to say."

"Governor Cuomo will have to let us know when he is ready for it. Otherwise, we can't be delivering it to a state that won't be giving it to its people immediately. And I know many. I know the people of New York very well. I know they wanted, so the governor will let us know," Trump added. 

Trump had been referring to the comments made by Cuomo on ABC's 'Good Morning America' on Monday, November 9, when he called Pfizer's breakthrough on a possible vaccine as "good news, bad news." 

According to the President, the federal government's $1.95 billion deal with Pfizer aims to distribute 100 million doses of the pharmaceutical company's Covid-19 vaccine to the people of the US. His update on Operation Warp Speed comes five days after Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their leading vaccine candidate is more than 90% effective against Covid-19, based on preliminary phase three tests.

Many social media users rallied behind Cuomo while calling Trump out. One user shared, "It’s really time for him to go. He’s not the King or God. He’s a very unstable man who should be removed from office now. If he was a King in medieval times, he’d be beheaded."

Another added, "trump is frustrated and distraught not only on the outcome of this election but also on the checks and balances and laws in place in our great country that restricts and prevents him from unduly and unlawfully proclaiming or declaring himself as the winner of the election."

"Does the Vaccine belong to him? Did he invent it? I can't wait for that dumb MF to go away. I was anxious for Nov 3, 2020. Now, I'm desperate for Jan 20. 2021," wrote yet another user. 



 

 



 

 



 

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