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    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a briefing on the coronavirus outbreak — 5/27/2020

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    >>> GOOD AFTERNOON PLEASURE TO BE HERE TODAY

    TO MY LEFT IS MELISSA DeROSA TO MY RIGHT IS ROBERT MUJICA, BUDGET DIRECTOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WE'RE AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB TODAY IT'S A GREAT ORGANIZATION GREAT PART OF WASHINGTON'S HISTORY AND THE LEGACY, AND I WANT TO THANK MICHAEL FRIEDMAN VERY MUCH WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

    THANK HIM FOR HIS HOSPITALITY AND COURTESY FOR HAVING US HERE TODAY WE ARE IN WASHINGTON I SPENT EIGHT YEARS IN WASHINGTON DURING THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION I WAS SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, CAME DOWN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION, STAYED UNTIL THE END LIVED IN VIRGINIA

    THAT'S WHERE I GOT MY SOUTHERN ACCENT REALLY SOUTHERN QUEENS, AND WE HAD GOOD DISCUSSIONS TODAY, AND WE'LL BE HEADING BACK BUT WE WANTED TO DO OUR BRIEFING FROM WASHINGTON SO IT WAS TIMELY, AND LET'S TALK ABOUT SOME FACTS AS TO WHERE WE ARE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NEW YORK ARE DROPPING THE TOTAL CHANGE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS IS DOWN AND CONTINUING TO DROP THE INTUBATIONS ARE DOWN, AND THAT'S A VERY GOOD SIGN

    IT'S RARE THAT GOOD THINGS HAPPEN AFTER AN INTUBATION AND THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES IS DOWN, WHICH IS VERY ENCOURAGING NEWS THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES THAT ARE WALKING THROUGH THE DOOR IN TERMS OF NUMBER OF NEW YORKERS THAT WE HAVE LOST, 74 YESTERDAY WHICH IS JUST ABOUT WHAT IT WAS THE DAY BEFORE, WHICH IS — THE DAY BEFORE WAS AN ALL TIME LOW AT 73

    74 IS NOT AS GOOD AS 73, BUT IT IS ALL HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AGAIN, ONLY IN THIS TIME OF CRISIS COULD 74 DEATHS BE ANYTHING LESS THAN TRULY TRAGIC NEWS, BUT WHEN YOU'VE GONE THROUGH WHAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH, IT'S A SIGN THAT WE'RE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND WE ARE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CURVE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WE ARE DOWN WE'RE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN, AS WE SAY

    AND THE DECLINE IS CONTINUING THAT'S DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN SOME OTHER PARTS OF THE NATION WHERE YOU SEE THE CURVE EITHER GOING UP OR JUST STARTING TO FLATTEN, SO WE'RE PLEASED WITH THE PROGRESS WE'RE MAKING IN NEW YORK, AND WE'RE READY TO GO TO THE NEXT PHASE, OPEN A NEW CHAPTER MEMORIAL DAY IS OFTEN A TIME WHEN SOCIETY TRANSITIONS MEMORIAL DAY NORMALLY WE'RE GETTING READY FOR THE SUMMER AND PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO THINK ABOUT SUMMER VACATIONS AND SUMMER ACTIVITY WE HAVE THAT ON A MODERATED BASIS IN NEW YORK, BUT IT'S ALSO A TIME OF TRANSITION FOR US

    AND WE'RE TRANSITIONING TO A NEW CHAPTER ON REOPENING, RESTARTING THE ECONOMY THIS IS ALL A SITUATION THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE, SO THIS IS A FIRST CASE FOR ALL OF US AND, WE'RE TRYING TO LEARN AS WE GO ALONG, AND WE DON'T WANT TO JUST REOPEN THE ECONOMY WE WANT TO HAVE A REALLY SMART REOPENING WE WANT TO WATCH THOSE NUMBERS AS WE GO FORWARD, AND WE WANT Té REOPEN THE ECONOMY TO MAKE IT STRONGER THAN IT EVER WAS BEFORE HOW DO YOU LEARN FROM AND THAT'SUaIUz BEGINNING OF TH NEW CHAPTER THAT WE'REñrág WRITE

    WE STARTED YESTERDAY BY REOPENING THE STOCK EXCHANGE IN EXCHANGEfájFok WAS ACTUALLYjF HE IN THE BUILDING RATHER THAN JUS4 ELECTRONICALLY WE'RE DOING ITt( ON THE NUMBERS MATTERt( THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS THIS IS ABOUT SCIENCE, RIGHT? WE'RE FIGHTING A VIRUS THE VIRUS IS NOT A DEMOCRATIC VIRUS

    IT'S NOT A REPUBLICAN VIRUS IT'S A VIRUS AND VIRUSES RESPOND TO SCIENCE] AND SCIENCE IS ABOUT FACTSÑi AN ABOUT NUMBERS AND THAT'S HOW WE'RE DOING IT

    WE'RE DOING IT ON THExD METRICS WE'RE LOOK AT THE HOSPITALIZATION RATING WE'RE LOOKING AT THE DEATH RATE HOW MANY NEW PEOPLE ARENB■ COMI IN THE DOOR INTO HOSPITALS, HOW MANY HOSPITAL BEDS DO WE HAVE HOW Ma AVAILABLE DO WE HAVE TESTING IN PLACE, AND DO WE HAVE TRACINGr JUST ÷uáU$E POLITICS OUT OF IT, RIGHT? JUST DO IT ON THE FACTS AND DO IT ON THE WHAT WE'RE DOING INA5■ NEW YORK AND THEN YOU+m WOULDN'T REOPEN EVERYTHING IMMEDIATELY

    Ko■ YOU WOULD DO IT IN PHASES AND YOU WUot PHASElp ITxD BY TH MOST IMPORTANT BUSINESSES, THE MOST ESSENTIAL BUai-ESSES THAT POSE THE LOWEST RISK THAT'S EXACTLY WHATw3 WE'RE DOI AND WE THEN HAVE SEVERAL PHASES OPENINGS BUT WE'REe1 IN WASHINGTON, AND E PARAMETER IS WHAT SHOULDN'T STATES BE DOING, ANDxD WHAT SHOD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BE DOING RESPONSIBLEt-iÑi FOR THE REOPEN

    THAT'S BEEN THE POSITION OF THE STATES IT'S ALSO BEEN THE POSITION OF THEq FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SOñr STATES ARE DOING REOPENING STATES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR Te STATES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRACING STATES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

    STATES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE c ENFORCEMENT OF ALL THE PROCEDURES AROUND REOPENINGZuR% BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS A ROLE TO PLAY AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS TO DO ITS PART AS WAY THROUGH THISi] CRISIS AN$■DKo■Ñi THERE CAN NOT BE A N RECOVERY IF THEjF STATE AND LOCr GOVERNMENTS ARE NOT FUNDED THAT IS A FACT

    WASHINGTON ISok NOWjF DEBATING ( NEXT BILLr REOPENINGe1r PRIOR BILLS HAVE HELPED BUSINESSES, LARGEfá BUSINESSES, SMALL BUSINESSES, HOTELS, KI1%9 1ñ ALL SORT OF BUSINESS INTERESTS THAT'S GREAT BUT YOU ALSO HAVE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, AND STATE GOVERNMENTS DO THINGS LIKE FUND SCHOOLS AND FUND DO YOU REALLY WANT TO CUTÑi SCHOOLS NOW? DO YOU REALLY WANT TO CUT HOSPITALS NOW? AFTER WHAT WE'VE JUSTÑi GONE THROUGH WE'RE TALKINGx SECOND WAVE WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A FALL WITH POSSIBLE MORE CASES

    DO YOUi] REALLY THINKok "M HOSPITALS?e1 DO YOU REALLY WANT TO CUT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS RIGHT NOW? THAT'S CUTTING POLICE THAT'S CUTTING FIRE ISr ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND DON'T YOU REALIZE THAT IF YOU DO THIS, IF GOVERNMENTS AND YOU CAUSE CHAOS ON THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL, HOWi] DOES THAT HELP A NATION STRIVING TO RECOVER ECONOMICALLY? THE COVID STATES, THE STATES T[AT BORE THE BD 6 NATIONALçg7ç GDP HOW CAN YOU TELL 1/3 OF THE COUNTRY TO GOok TO HECK ANDÑ$U$ THINK YOU'REñr GOING TO SEE AN ECONOMIC REBOUND ALSO, STATEoki] GOVERNMENTS, ST THAT'S WHAT NATIONAL ECONOMY IS MADE OF

    FOR A FUNCTION OF THE Zv■STATES THERE ISq NO NATIONi] WITHOUT T STATES THEY TEND TO FORGET THAT IN THIi TOWN BUT IT'S THE OBVIOUS FACT, AND WE'VE MADE THISc 5a■MISTAKE BEF AGAIN, LOOK AT HISTORY

    r IF YOU DON'T LEARN FROM THE e1 MISTAKES, YOU'RE GOING TO REPEAT THE MISTAKES IT'S THATçó SIMPLE AND WE HAVE SEENl WHAT HAS HAPPENED WHEN STATE ANp LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WERE SAVAGED ÷lp NATIONAL RT T RECOVERYi]ok "WALL STREET JOURNAL," NOT EXACTLY AÑiÑi LIBERAL PUBLICATI MAKES THE POINT THAT ON THE ECONOMY CUTS SPENDING LIKELY TO WEIGH ONt( dj SO EVEN IF — EVEN IFÑi YOU BELIEVEqÑir ABOUT jFREOPENING, WE'RE ABOUT GETTING THE ECONOMY BACK, GREAT THENfá IF THAT'S WHAT YOU BELIE, YOU WOULD PROVIDE FUNDING TO THD STATE ANDe1 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

    THE FEDERAL RESERVEçó CHAIRMAN POWELL, VERY SMART MAN RESPECTED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE, St EVIDENCE THE GLOBAL FINANCIALe1t( CRISIS IN YEARS AFTERWARDS WHERE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTq LAYOFFS AND LACK OFÑi HIRING WEIGHED ON ECONOMIC GROWTH WE WANT TOxD REOPEN THE ECONOMY WE WANT TO GET THIS NATIONAL ECONOMY BETTER THANc EVER FINE

    THEN ACTlplp ACCORDINGLY AND ACTxDfá APPROPRIATELY THIS HYPER PARTISAN WASHINGTON ENVIRONMENT IS TOXIC FOR THIS COUNTRY YOU HAVE PEOPLE SAYING, WELL, WE DON'T WANT TO PASS A BILL THAT HELPS DEMOCRATICe1fá STATESP,■ IT WOULD BE A BLUE STATE BAILOUT IS WHAT SOME HAVE SAID

    SENATORlp McCONNELL, STOPPING BE STATE r SENATOR SCOTT, WE'RE SUPPOSED TO GO BAIL THEM OUT? THAT'S NOT RIGHT ON FOX TV,e1 YOU WANT US TO GIV OUR MONEY TO CUOMOñr HELLO, NOT THIS NB■WEEK,[E UGLY, UGLY SENTIMENT IT ISA5■ AN UN-AMERICANÑi RESPO WE'RE STILL THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    THOSE WORD MEANT SOMETHING ■ STATES FIRST OF ÑiALL, MR FEDERAL w3 LEGISLATURE, YOU'RE NOTHING WITHOUT THE STATES AND YOU REPRESENT THExDok UNITED STATES NOT ONLY ISÑir FALSE IT IS WHOLLY UNTRUE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING, 100%

    AND THERE ARE FACTS, IF YOU WANT TO POSE THEt( QUESTION, WHICH II THINKxD DIVISIVE AT THIS PERIODF TIME, BUT IF YOU WANT TO POSE THE QUESTION, WHAT STATES GIVE MONEY AND WHAT STATES TAKEq MONEY?xD RIGHT? THERE IS A FINANCIAL EQUATION THAT IS THElp FEDERAL GOVERNMEN AND IF YOU WANT TO ASK WHAT STATES GIVE MONEY TO OTHER STATES AND WHAT STATES TAKE MONEY FROM OTHER STATES, THAT'S A QUESTION THAT SENATOR McCONNELL AND SENATORxD SCOTT A MR LAFFER DON'T REALLYxD WANT ASK BECAUSE THE TR5UóÑ)vW■ THE H IS TOTALLY THEi] OPPOSITEt( OF THEY'RE SAYING MORE MONEY TO THEe1 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAN THEY GET BACK YOU KNOWÑi THE TOP, WHAT THEYt(L DONOR STATE,ñO■ YOU KNOW WHAT O STATE PAYS IN MORE TO THE POT THAN THEY TAKE OUT OF THE FEDERAL POT THAN ANY OTHER STATE IN THE UNITED STATES, IT'S THE STATEi] OF NEW YORK

    NEW YORK PAYS MOREt( EVERYxDt(ç $29 BILLION MORE THAN THEY TAKE BACK ?=U NEW JERSEY, çót(MASSACHUSETTS, CONNECTICUT,fác EVERY YEAR, DAYxD CONTRIBUTE MO TO THE FEDERAL é@■POT YOU KNOW WHO TAKES OUT MORE THAN THEY PUT IN FROMi] THAT POT? YOU KNOW WHOSE HAND GOES IN DEEPER AND TAKES OUT MORE THAN THEY PUT IN?q VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, +■KENTUCKY, ALABAMA, FLORIDA THOSE ARE THE FACTS

    THOSE AREÑi THEÑi NUMBERS THE GR5"ÑÑi IRONY IS THE CONSERVATIVES WANT TO ARGUE WEALTH WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE MONEY FROM THE RICH A7v GIVER>Ñ ITt( TO TH POOR? THAT'S EXACTLYxD WHAT YOU AREÑi DOING THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU HAvEi DONE EVERY SO IT'S ONLY REDISTRIBUTION UNLESS YOU WIND UP GETTING MORE MONEY THEN IT'S FINE

    THEN IT'S NOT REDISTRIBUTION TAKE FROM THE RICH, GIVE TO THE POOR THAT'S e1REDISTRIBUTION YES,ÑMó UNLESS YOU'RE THE POOR, jT(UáQ UP)E THE ONES WHO HAVE YOURÑijF HAND OUT

    YOU ARE THE ONES WHO ARE TAKING MORE THAN OTHERSñr REDISTRIBUTION, YOU'RE AGAINST IT, EXCEPTxDñr WHEN THE RICHERo STATES GIVE YOUlp MORE MONEY EVY YEAR AND THEN THE GREAT HYPOCRISY, THEY ACTUALLY MADE THE REDISTRIBUTION WORSE WHEN THEY PASSED THREE YEARS AGO Açó PROVISION ENDING WHAT'S CALLED STATE ANDlp LOCAL TAX DEDUCTIBILITY THAT DIDN'T LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD WHAT THEY DID WAS THEY TOOKçó T STATES THAT WERE ALREADY PAYu MOREfá GOVERNMENT, THE QUOTE UNQUOTE RICHER STATES, AND THEY INCREASED THE MONEY THEY WERE TAKING FROM THE RICHERçó r THEY TOOK ANOTHER 23 BILLIONt( FROM CALIFORNIA, ANOTHER $14 BILLION FROMçó NEW YORK, NE JERSEY, MASSACHUSETTS, t(ILLINO( CONNECTICUT

    THE HYPOCRISY IS SOÑit( INSULTI BECAUSE WV%S YOU START TO TALK ABOUT NUMBERS, THERE ARE STILL FACTS, AND PEOPLE CAN STILL ADD, AND PEOPLE CAN STILL SUBTRACT AND THEY KNOW WHAT THEY PUT IN, AND THEY KNOW WHAT THEYÑi TAKE OUT AND I KNOW IT'S WASHINGTON, xD DC, BUTñrr AND AMERICANSçó ARE SMART

    AND THEY FIND OUT THEÑi TRUTH EVEN IN THEP,■ FOG AND THE BLAT OF WASHINGTON, DC SO MY THEi]fá CONGRESS,i] STOPt(çóxD YORKçó STOP ABUSING NEW JERSEY

    STOP ABUSING MASSACHUSETTS AND qL3%9=%M■ ANDÑixD MICHIGAN AND PENNSYLVANIA STOP ABUSING THEq STATES WHO BOE THE BRUNT OF THE COVIDq VIRUSçk THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN WHY DID NEW YORK HAVE SO MANYÑi CASES IT'S NOTHING ABOUT NEW YORK

    UUj CAME FROMTHEqç2 EUROPE AND NO ONE IN THIS NATIO1 TOLD US WE WERE TOLD THE VIRUS IS COMING FROM CHINA IT'S COMING FROM CHINA l$OK TO THE WEST YEAH, WELL, THEY MISSED IT

    WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING TO THE WESTe1 IT CAME FROM THE EAST THE VIRUS LEFT CHINA, WENT TO TO NEW YORK, LAND IN OUR AIRPORTS, JANUARY, okçóFEBRUARY NOBODYxD KNEWÑi IT'S NOT NEW YORK'S JN@çó WE DON'T DOxD INTERNATIONAL GLOL HEALTH

    IT DIDN'T COME FROM CHINAqÑi IT CAMEi] FROMçó EUROPE AND WE BORE THE BRUNT OF IT AND NOW YOU WANT TO HOLD THAT AGAINST US BECAUSE WE BOREr BRUNTçó OF A NATIONALr BECAUSE WE HAD MORE PEOPLE DIE, WE LOST MORE LIVES,t( YOU WANT NOW DOUBLE THE INSULT AND THE INJURY BY lpSAYING, WELL, WHY SHOULD WE HELP THOSE STATES THOSEA5■i] STATES HAD MORE]Iokt% DE8 THAT'S WHY YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO HELP THOSE STATES

    DEATHS AND THIS IS THE UNITED B■STATE AND WHEN ONE STATE HAS A PROBLEM, THE OTHERA5■ STATES HE I WAS IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT N ANGELES HAD EARTHQUAKES WE HELPED

    WHEN THE MIDWEST HADxD THE RED RIVER r WHEN FLORIDA HAD HURRICANE ANDREW, WEÑie1 HELPED WHEN TEXAS HAD FLOODS, WE HELPEDok WHEN LOUISIANA HAD HURRICANE KATRINA, WE HELPEDÑi WE DIDN'T SAY, çóWELL, THAT'S LOUISIANA'S FAULT WELL, THAT'S TEXAS'S FAULT, THEY HADxD THE t(FLOODS

    Ñ)ÑF IT WAS NOBODY'Sçó FAULT AND WE WERE THEr"1 TO HELP BECAUk8 THAT'S WHO WE ARE AND THAT'S WHATr WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT AMERICAN F SPIRIT? WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT CONCEPT O■ MUTUALITY? YOU KNOW,q THERE IS STILLi] A SIMPLE PREMISE THAT YOU CAN'Tlp FIND IN A BOOK, ANDlp WASHINGTO HASN'T WRITTENñrÑiÑi CALLED DOING THEfá RIGHT THINGU THERE'S STILL A RIGHTr LIFE

    THE RIGHT THING YOU FEEL INSIDE YOU, THE RIGHT THING ISxD A CALIBRATION OF YOUR PRINCIPLE AND YOUR BELIEF AND YOUR lpSOUL AND YOUR HEART AND YOUR SPIRIT 9ND WE DO THE RIGHT THIS COUNTRY NOT BECAUSE A LAW SAYS DO THE RIGHT THING, BUT BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN DOING THEe1 RIGHT THING AS INDIVIDUALS, ASq PEOPLE,lpqw BELIEVE DOING RIGHT BY EACH OTHER, BY LIVING YOUR LIFE BY A CODE WHERE YOU BELIEVE LIVING IT IN AN HO%G)ABLEt( WAY ACTING ON PRINCIPLE, AND YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING WHY CAN'T THE GOVERNMENT? THEt( RIGHTxD THINGe1 PRINCIPLE AMERICANS LIVE THEIR LIFEfá BGó÷ PASS A PIECEe1t(ó[■ OF LEGISLATT IS HONORABLE AND DECENT AND DOES THE RIGHT THING FOR ALLñr AMERICANS WHY IS THAT3W■ SO HARD? AND IF YOU WANT TO TALKÑi ABOUT REOPENING THE ñrECONOMY, THEN D R(T&HáhP &HC%CTIVEKo■w3 WAY

    K' PEOPLE THINK THIS ECONOMY IS JUST GOING TO BOUNCE BACK I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO BOUNCE BACK I THIV IT'S GOING TO BOUNCE BACKt GOING TO BE COLLATERAL DAMAGE OF OTHERS# WE ALREADY KNOW THAT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SMALL BUSINESSES CLOSED AND PJ BACK WE ALREADY KNOWt( THAT THEÑiçó CORPORATIONS ARE GOING TO LAY OFF THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF THIS PANDEMIC ASÑijF AN EXCUSE GET LEAN, TO RESTRUCTURE, AND THEY'RE GOING TO BOOST THEIR PROFITS BY REDUCING THEIRi] PAYROLL

    WE HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE WE SAW THIS IN THE 2008 MORTGAGE CRISIS WHERE THE GOVERNMENT BAILED THEM fáqOUT, THE BIG BAN THAT CREATED THE jxI=11et THEY USED THE MONEY TO PAY THEMSELVESi] BONUSES AND THEY LD OFF THEIR WORKERS THEY'RE GOING TO DO THE SAME THINGlp AGAIN THAT'S WHY I PROPOSED THE AMERICANS FIRST LEGISLATION THAT SAID A CORPORATION CAN'T GET Ae DIME OF GOVERNMENT BAILOUT UNLESS THEY REHIRE THE SAMEç NUMBER OFKo■xD WORKS THEY HAD PRE-PANDEMIC AS POST DON'T TAKE A GIFT FROM THE TAXPAYER AND THEN LAY OFF AMERICANS WHO ARE GOING TO THEN FILE FOR UNINSURANCE PAID FOR BY THE TAXPAYERS

    DON'T DO THAT AGAIN, AND IF YOU W9N5 THERE'S WORK TO DO IN THIS NATION WE HAVE KNOWN IT FOR YEARS YOU CAN FILL A LIBRARY WITHi] T NUMBER OF BOOKS ON THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE DECAY OF OURçólpokñrSwP INFRASTRUCTURE A ROADS AND BRIDGES HAVE TO BE REPAIRED,t( HOW THIS NATION IS GROSSLY jFOUTPACEDw3 BY NATIONS AROUND THEçó WORLD IN TERMS OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND AIRPORTS AND DEVELOPMENT NOW IS THE TIME TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMYt( BY DOING THAT CONSTRUCTION AND DOING THAT jF GROWTH YOU WANT TO SUPER CHARGE THEjF REOPENING? THAT'S HOWfá YOU DO r AND THIS NATION WAS SMART: ENH TO DO IT BEFORE, WE DID IT IN THE MIDST OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION

    < ■ WE CREATED 8 MILLION JOBS WE BUILT AN INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WE'RE STILL LIVING ONlp TODAY WE'RE STILLe1 LIVS ON THE INFRASTRUCTURE GRANDPARENTS, NOT EVEN OUR PARENTS WHAT ARE WE GOING TO LEAVE OUR CHILDREN, AND NOW IS THE TIMEKo; WE HAVE MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN NEW YORKñr THAT AREd READY TO GO, THAT ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED, THAT WEREçó DESPERATELY NEEDED 30 YEARS AGO BUILD THEM NOW

    fU THEçó ECONOMY THAT'S WHAT WE WOULD DOR>Ñ IFxD WERE SMART YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE Ai] SUR CHARGED ECONOMY YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE THIS NATION GET UP AND START RUNNING AGAIN UNLESS WE DO IT TOGETHER] THAT'S STATES WORKING WITH OTHER STATES, THAT'S A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT STANDS UP AND PUT EVERYTHING ELSEU THEY WEREU GOODt( GOVERNMENT

    NOBODY ELECTED ANYONE TO ENGAGE IN PARTISAN POLITICS THERE WAS A TIME WHEN ASq A NATION WE WEREe1 SMART ENOUGH T SAY YOU WANT TOB■ PLAY çói]POL THAT'S WHAT A CAMPAIGNr RUN YOUR CAMPAIGN AGAINST YOUR OPPONENT SAY ALL Sy2RS OFi] CRAZY THINGS THAT'SA5■ñr+■lp CRAZY CAMPAIGN WHEN GOVERNMENT STARTS, STOP THE POLITICS AND DO WHAT'S RIGHT

    AND SMART EXPENSEÑi OF THE CITIZEN YOU REPRESENT THERE IS NO GOOD GOVERNMENT CONCEPT ANYMORE IT'Slp POLITICS 365 DAYS A YEAR FROM THE MOMENT THEY'RE ELECTED TO THE MOMENT THEY RUN AGAIN IT'S ALLçó POLITICS

    AND THAT IS POISON WE HAVE TO GET TOw3 A POINT, IF MOMENT, IF ONLYjF FOR A MOMENT RESPONSE TO A NATIONAL CRISIS, WHEREçó WE SAY IT'S NOT RED AND BLUE IT'S jEoRED, WHITEçó AND BLUE IT'S THEe1 UNITED STATES, AND WE'RE GOING TO ACT THAT WAY IN NEW YORK, WE SAY THAT BY SAYING NEW YORK TOUGH, BUT IT'S WHICH IS SMART ANDxD UNITED AND DISCIPLINED ANDr LOVING

    THAT'S WHAT MAKES AMERICA AMERICA THANK YOU FOR HAVING MEr= >> WELCOME TO WASHINGTON YOU MET WITH THE PRESIDENTw3 OBVIOUSLY, AND I WAS WONDERING, YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT POLITICS, THERE ARE OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF POLIb)EAL ISSUES BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT,Ñi THE g MEWAY SPOKE ABOUT THAT, AND WHAT HIS REACTION WAS TO WHAT YOU ORIGINAL — >> THERE AREtáU)(P& DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MYSELF AND THE PRESIDENT I DON'T EVEN NEED TO SAY IT

    e1 WE CAN GO DO A GOOGLEi#ñSEARCH i FINDlpfáxD 400 NASTY TWEETS, I FORGET ABOUTe1 THAT WE'LL HAVE POLITICAL DIFFERENCES, NOT NOW, THIS IS ABOUT GETTING THIN+ THE COUNTRY AND GETTING THINGS Ñi3W■YORK, AND I HAVE STAYED 100 MILESc AWAY FROM ANYTHING POLITICAL ANYTHING ALL THROUGH THIS PERSONALLY, I WENT TO GREAT LENGTHS TO SAY TO THE PEOPLE OF MY STATE I'M NOT — I HAVE NO POLITICAL AGENDA PERSONALLY, I HAVE NO POLITICAL AGENDA I'M NOTñr RUNNING FOR ANYTHING ELSE

    t( I DON'T WANT TO GO TO WASHINGTON# THERE'S DoÑ PERSONAL AGENDA THA YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT AND CALIBRATE, WELL, IS HExD DOINGe WHAT'S RIGHT, OR IS HE DOING WHAT'Sçó RIGHT FOR HIM ■ HE HAVE A SELF-INTEREST? I HAVE NO INTEREST I'M DOING NOTHING I'M GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK

    THAT'S ALL I'M DOING JUST TO TAKE THE POLITICS OUT OF IT I SAID TO THE PRESIDENT WHEN THIS STARTED, PUTfá THE POLITIC STUFF ASIDE LET'S JUST FIGURE OUT WHAT WE HAVE TO DO WHICH Iá'y A HECK OF MANDATE SINCE NOBODY HAS EVER DONE IT BEFORE, AND LET'S DO IT THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING

    AT THE MEETING WE JUST HAD, IT WAS THE SAMEt( WAY IT WAS NOT ABOUT POLITICS IT WAS ABOUT WHAT -S■ HOW DO WE SUPER CHARGE THE REOPENING, ESPECIALLY IN NEW YORK, WHICH HAS BEEN HARDEST HIT HOW DO WE TAKE SOME OF THESE BIG HAVE BEEN SITTING AROUND FOR A LONG TIME, WHICH IF WE WERE ALL SMARTERó[■ AND BETTER, WE WOULD HAVE DONE 30 YEARS AGO AND ACTUALLY GET THEM UP AND RUNNING BECAUSE WE HAVE TO DO THIS WORK ANYWAY

    AND BECAUSE WE NEED THE JOBS NOW MORE THAN EVER THE CROSS HARBOR TUNNELS, NOTçóp GET INTO WEEDS, THE GATEWAY PROJECT IS A LARGER PROJECT $30 BILLION PROJECT, MANY DIFFERENT COMPONENTS,sn ESSENCE OF THE PROJECT ARE TWO TUNNELS THATt( GOçó ACROSSr HUDSON RIVER THATRAINS, BY THE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OWNS AMTRAK, THE STATE#xM DO WITHr THEY COME IN THROUGH NEW YORK ANDxD SERVE THEçó ENTIRE NORTHE THE TRAINS GO THROUGH TUNNELS, THE TWO TUNNELS ARE qDILAPIDATE

    TUNNELS, YOU STOP TRAIN SERVICE QO THE ENTIRE@ NATION BECAUSE WHILE IN WASHINGTON WE HAVE THIS FRAGMENTED VIEW OF THE COUNTRYi EITHER THE NA4JyNAL ECONOMY WORKS OR NONE OF ITñr WORKS YOU CUT OUT THE NORTHEAST, YOU'RE CUTTING YOUR NOSE TO SPITE YOUR FACE THOSE TUNNELS HAVE TO BE REPLACED +R(T&HáhP &HC% AMTRAK,ñr FEDERALLY PGAOWNED, H PROPOSAL TO BUILD TWO NEW TUNNELS HERE'S ADDITIONALjF CAPACITY

    THAT'S A PROJECT THATt( NEW YOR AND NEW JERSEY SAID WE'LL PAYOK 50% OF JUST TO BE GOODçó PARTNE THERE'S A PROJECT CALLED THE SECOND AVENUE SUBWAY IN NEW YORK,Ñi WHICH GOES UP 2nd AVENU% HENCExD THE 2nd AVENUE w3SUBWAYD AND WE COULD START BUILDING ON THAT IMMEDIATELY THERE'S ALSO A PROJECT WHICH IS THE AIRxD TRAIN, WHICH GOES FRO LAGUARDIA AIRPORT, WHERE WE'RE BUILDING A NEW AIRPORT TO t(ñr MANHATTAN THAT WOULD CUT DOWN TRAFFIC,é@? PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT FOR 30 YEARS, AND IT'S BYe1 THE FEDERAL DO

    T, AN I ASKED IF THAT COULD BE ALREADY DONE ANKo■ ENVIRONMENTA REVIEW, AND NOBODY ISxD MORE ENVIRONMENTALLYçó SENSITIVE THA OUR xDÑiGOVERNMENT, BUT CAN WE THEÑi BUREAUCRACY TO MOVE FASTE SO WE CAN GET THAT PROJECTe1 DO, THE PRESIDENT ISÑi FROM NEW YOR SO HÑ ;M THINGS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT I THINK THE PRESIDENT ALSO ACKNOWLEDGES ANDokó[■ REALIZES NEW YORK WE'RE VERYe1 AGGRESSIV ABOUT GETTING THESE PROJECTS ok DONE, AND GETTING THEM DONEfá Oi TIME THIS IS NOT THE TYPICAL GOVERNMENT PROJECT WE ACTUALLY GET THESE THINGSxD DONE

    WE'RE BUILDING THE FIRST NEW AIRPORT AT LAGUARDIA IN 25çó YES WE BUILT THExD LARGEST INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTr UNITED STATES WHICH WAS A BRIDGE THAT WENT ACROSS THEt( HUDSON RIVER NOW NAMED THE MARIO CUOMO BRIDGE IT WAS THE LARGEST INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT IN THE UNITED STATES, WE GOT IT DONE ON TIME, ON BUDGET, SO IF HExD GIV US THE GREEN LIGHT, THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE YEARS OF I HAVE A SHOVEL IN THE TRUNK OF F8WE'LL START THIS AFTERNOON IT WAS A GOOD DISCUSSION

    c ABOUT UNDERSTOOD WHAT WE NEED, AND HE'S GOING TO BE THINKING ABOUT IT, TALK TO HIS TEAM, AND HE SAID WE'LL TALK NEXTfá WEEK TRUSTED TRAVELER PROGRAM DID NOT COME t(UP4óg@QIUMQ■ TRAVELER P BELIEVE WASZv■ ARBITRARY BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT I BELIEVE IT WAS ACTUALLYq RETALIATORY BY DEPARTMENT OF SECURITY

    THEY WANT ACCESS TO OUR DRIVER'S LICENSE DATA TO GIVEçó TO ICE FOR PURPOSES OFw3 DEPORTATION WE SAID WE WOULDN'T GIVE IT WE WOULD GIVE IT TO THE FBI FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, BUT NOT FORçg7 DEPORTA»99 ANDçór ENDED THIS TRUSTED TRAVELER PROGRAM WHICH IS THE EXACTlp THESE ARE PEOPLEw3 WHO GET HIGH LEVEL SECURITY C/PANCE SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO STOP AT THE BORDER CHECK WHEN YOU ]áát IN AT AN AIRPORT

    YOU JUST SHOW YOUR CARD IT EASES THE BURDEN AT THEÑi AIRPORT IT'S BETTER FOR THE THE AIRPORT, AND THE PEOPLE WHO SIT WITH HOMELAND SECURITY AND ND E ALL THE DOCUMENTATIONxD GET THIS SPECIlK CLEARANCE, BUT THEY ENDED THAT, I BELIEVE, INK RETALIATION, AND THAT'S NOWHERE YOU WANT TO ADDñr SOMETHING >> YEAH, ONE THING I WILL SAY ABOUT THE TRUSTED+■ TRAVELER PROGRAM IS THAT THIS YEAR'S BUDGET AT THE END OF MARCH, TO THE EXTENT THAT THERE WAS A z7■ BONUS, CONCERNEDxD WITH FEDERAL ACCESS, DMV DATABASE FOR THE SUBSET OF PEOPLE THE GOVERNOR DESCRIBE&HáhP &HC% AiPLYING TM BE PART OF T"efjF TRUSTED TRAVE PROGRyMT WHO ARE DOING THE SIT DOWN INTERVIEW, PROVIDING THIS DOCUMENTATION, WE ADDRESSED THAT IN THEq BUDGET AND NOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACTUALLY DOES HAVE ACCESS TO THE DATABASE FOR THAT SPECIFIC ÑiPURPOSE

    IF THAT WAS REALLY THE REASONr THEY WERE CUTTING US OUT OF THE TRUSTED TRAVEL PROGRAM, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT'S A BONAFIDExD REAN ANYMORE IT'S CURRENTLY IN LITIGATION AND IT'S SOMETHING OUR COUNSEL'S OFFICE IS DISCUSSING WITH THEM >> ON THE ISSUE OFq STATE A$ñAt% LOCAL GOVERNMENT, THE HOUSE PASSED THAT DID INCLUDE FUNDING TO ADDRESS THATfá ISSUE OBVIOUSLY WE'RE HELD UPlp IN TH REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED SENATE I'M CURIOUS YOUR MESSAGEe1 ON TT TO REPUBLICANS

    I KNOW Y A ZM3A1%QQ1P ON THAT, AND NUMBER TWO,Ht■ HAV YOU BROUGHT THIS UP WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AND WHAT WAS THE MEETING LIKE IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, THEé@■ AID FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT >> LOOK, I WAS IN WASHINGTOnÑ]lR EIGHT YEARS, I UNDERsULt9■ POLITICS, THE GOOD,t( THE BAD A THE UGLY I'VE3W■ SEENçó ITN■D I GET IT THE HOUSE BILL HAS FUNDING FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTSçó YOU HEARD MY COMMENTS

    I KNOW WHAT THE REPUBLICAN SENATORS ARE SAYING, AND FIRST OF ALL, IT'S A LIE IT'S A LIE I KNOW THAT'S A STRONGok WORD IT'S A t(jFLIE BUTñrw3 THEY'RE WHEN SENATORi]i] McCONNELLfáe1 SENATOR SCOTTi]Ñi SAYSt( WHYxD E GIVE NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA, MORE MONEY, THAT'S THEY KNOW THAT THEY TAKE MOREq MONEY

    SENATOR McCONNELL HASçó HISlp H OUT IN THE SENATE ANDyTz RECEIVES MORE MONEY FOR HIS STATE THAN HE PUTSV HE RAISED THISt( TOPIC,xD NOT M HE MADE IT PERSONAL, NOT ME I REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK THAT'S WHAT I GET PAID TO DO

    WHEN HE MAKES ITwqñr PERSONAL TW YORK WHEN THEYÑi MAKE IT PERSONAL TO NEW YORK AND THEY'RE LYING, I'M GOING TO POINT ITw3 OUT THEY GET MOREfá MONEY EVERYt( Y WHYÑK3fá SHOULD MY STATEi] GIVE HANDOUT TO SENATORe1xD McCONNEL EVERY YEAR? WHY SHOULD MY STATEb■ñr GIVE Aor HANDOUT TO SENATOR SCOTT EVERY YEAR? WHY DO THEY HAVE THEIR HAND OUT EVERY YEAR? RIBUTION THAT'S WHAT THEY'LL SAY I'M AGAINST REDISTRIBUTION

    YOU'RE AGAINST REDISTRIBUTION, UNLESS YOU'RE TAKING MONEY THEN IT'S FINE D 'S NOT REDISTRIBUTIONxDe1 W YOU'RE TAKING MONEY I KNOW HOW CONVENIENT THAT IS, RIGHT? SHOULD WE GIVE STATE#F MONEY TO DEAL WITH COVID? WHAT? WHY SHOULD WE G TO DEAL WITHt(qq COVID? WHY NOT? N THE MIDDLE OFlp A IONAL PURP━Q NATIONAL PANDEMIC

    IT'S A GLOBAL PANDEMIC YOU WANT TO GET THE ECONOMY UP ANDr8>rRUNNING TAKE YOUR BLINDERS OFF, MAN IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT YOUR STATE YOU'RE GOING TO GET THE NATIONAL ECONOMY RUNNING OUT NEW YORK, WITHOUTt( CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT q CONNECTICUT, WITHOUT NEW JERSEY? YOU'RE GOING TO GET THE NATIONAL ECONOMY RUNNING JUST LIKE THAT, JUST YOUR STATE, SENATOR? IT MAKES NO SENSE, AND THEN IN TERMS OF SPIRIT AND PRINCIPLE AND DOING THE RIGHT THING, IF THERE WAS ONE TIME WHEN THAT CONGRESS ACTUALLY ACTED LIKE IT REPRESENTEDi] THExD COUNTRY,r KD8THAT'S THE ONElp TIME YOU WO SEE THEM COME TOGETHER AND PASS A BILL AND DO IT QUICKLY

    IT WAS LIKE, e1OKAY, NO POLITIC BECçuáE THIS IS AN EMERGENCY HURRICANE KATRINA NO POLITICS IT'S FLOODING IN TEXAS,c NQm EMERGENCY BILL, NO POLITICS LIVES HERE

    YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT STATES AND NEIGHBORS WHO NEED REAL HELP THEY LOST THEIR HOMES NO POLITICS EVEN NOW, EVEN ÑiNOW, YOU'RE GOING TOlp PLAY POLITICSq FOR THE HOUSE MEMBERS, THEY DID PASS A BILL THAT HASlp STATE AN LOCAL FUNDING AND HAS THIS REPEAL OF SALTt(Ñi IN IT IF I AM A CONGRESSPERSON8N=5■ UNLESS I HAVE FUNDING FOR NEW IKRK STATE

    çó NOT FUND NEW YORK STATE AND DOES NOT REPEALjF SALT IF I'M A CONGRESSPERSON FROM CALIFORNIA,@RT DO NOT GO HOME T CAL/&I9%■ UNLESS I HAVE FUNDING1 FORYm■ CALIFORNIA AND I REPEAL SALT IF I'M A CONGRESSPERSON FROM MASSACHUSETTS, I'M NOTYm■ GOING HOME AND STANDING UP IN FRONT OF MY PEOPLE WHO ELECTED ME, AND I'M RUNNING FOR REELECTION, BY THE WAY, THIS w3YEAR, FROM CONGRESSMAN RICHARDÑixDZv■ NEIL BEFORE MY PEOPLE HAVING PASSEDÑ THE BILL THAT DIDN'Ti] HELPr IF CALIFORNIA HOUSE MEMBERS CAN'T VOTE FOR i]jFIT, AND ILLI HOUSE MEMBERS CAN'T VOTElp FOR , NEW JERSEY CAN'T VOTE FOR IT MASSACHUSETTS CAN'T VOTE FORi] , CONNECTICUT CAN'T VOTE FOR IT, THEY CAN'T PASS A BILL IF WASHINGTON DOESN'T PASS A BILL, I WOULD SAY TO ALLi] THEM, DON'T BOTHER GOING HOME BECAUSE YOU WILL@OúT SEE A REOPENING THAT YOU EXPECT

    fá YOU WILL SEE A FIZZLE OFt( AN ECONOMIC qREBIRTHqe1 AND YOU WILL HAVE REALLY DONE A DISSERVICE TO THE FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE OF YOUR OFFICE >> THANK YOU, GOVERNOR THE PROJECT GRANTED THEY HAVE REGIONAL IMPACT, BUT WEREñr THERE ANY OTR STATEWIDE PROJECTS FROM OTHER REGIONS, LONG ISLAND,ó[?HUPSTAT THAT YOU BROUGHT TO h PRESIDENT'S ATTENTION?Ko■ >> NO, I DIDN'T WANT TOw3 GIVE O LONG A LIST I DON'T WANT TO SEEM TOO AGGRESSIVE

    R"N'T WANT TO SEEM LIKE FOR THE OTHER PEOPLE IN THEr aB THEY COULD r QUINTESSENTIAL NEW YORKER, LOOK HOW MUCH HE'S ASKING FOR, HE'S ASKING FOR TOO MUCH I KEPT IT LIMITED >> BECAUSE HE WAS A NEW YORKER, YOU BROUGHT FORTH PROJECTS THAT HE WAS FAMILIARxD WITH? >> THESE PROJmCTj AREcw3 REGION IN NATURE THE WHOLE NORTHEAST, THAT'S WHAT FUNNY ABOUT THESE TUNNELS, THESE ARE NOT NEW YORK TRAINS THEY GO FROM NEW JERSEY TO NEW YORK, THEY CARRY AMTRAK TRAINS

    1 WE DON'T HAVE TRAIN THROUGH THOSE TUNNELS IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE WHOLE NORTHEAST THAT IS THE MAIN TR IF THAT GOES lpDOWN, YOU DON'T E NORTHEASTjF CORRIDOR YES >>e1 HI GOVERNOR, LAST WEEK YOU BLAMED THEñr YORK ON PRESIDENT ñrTRUMP, THE C GUIDELINES

    [ INAUDIBLE ] >> I NEVER DID THAT >> YOU SAID ANYONE ASKING ABOUT DEATHS SHOULD ASK PRESIDENT TRUMP ôím I SAIDlpxD THEY WANT TO PLAY POLITICS WITHÑiçólp THIS RIGHT AND THE÷=%hI REO ARE TRYING TOr OUT OF THIS IN MY OPINION

    ANDfá WHAT I SAID TO THE REPUBLICANS WHO WERE MAKING THID ACCUSATION, YOU HAVE TO FIND AN ACCU3@;RJu IT TO WORK POLITICALLY THAT YOU CAN MAKE AGAINST THE DEMOCRAT THAT IS NOT A BOOMERANG AFFECTS THE REPUBLICANS ON THE NURSING HOMES, THE ISSUE THEY RAISED, OUR STATEjF DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHt( FOLLOWED THE SAME GUIDELINE AS THEfá CDC WHICH IS A FEDERAL AGENCY ISSUED SO IT WAS MYAY OF SAYINGA5■ THWARTING TH%■( POLITICAL ATTAC DEMOCRAT a5¢%9%MQIQ%=9■ TOOK THE SAME çó POSITION, WHICH IS GUIDANCE FROM THE STATE D NO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BOTH OF Tá(P''T DISCRIMINATE AGAINST A COVID, A PATIENT BASED ON COVID

    THAT'S WHAT THEY BOTH SAID BUT THAT WAS JUST ON THAT SPECIFIC IN GENERAL, YOU'RE LOOKING AT HOW NEW YORK DID ON NURSING HOMES VIS-A-VIS THE NATION, WE DID BETTER NATHAN 33 STATES IN E NATION PER CAPITA ON NURSING HOMES PLACE WHERE THIS VIRUS RAVAGES RAVAGES

    BUT IF YOU LOOK AT, DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE HAD THE GREATEST NUMBER OF CASES, AND WE WERE IN THE EYEt$U$E STORM, YOU LOOK AT US VIS-A-VIS THE COUNTRY, WE DID BETTER THANlp 33 OTHER STAT1 THEN THOSE ARE JUSTr BUT I NEVER BLAMED HIM FOR jtñr TOÑiñr xDREPUBLICANS, THAT'S NOT A POLITICAL ATTACK WHEN THE REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION HAD THE GUIDANCE IS THATq FACTUALLY CORRECT >> YES, THAT'S FACTUALLY CORRECT THE CDC PUT GUIDELINES ON MARCH 13th,r AND DIRECTLY IN LINE WITH THE YOU SHOULD BEñr LOOKING TO THE NATIONAL EXPERTS FOR ADVICE BECAUSE AS THE GOVERNOR qSAID, O ONE HAS EVER BEEN HERE BEFORE, AND THIS HAS BEEN A NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL TRAGEDY AS IT RELATES TO GROUP HOMES,fáe1 AND EVERYONE IS TRYING TO LEARN FROM IT WE HAVE THE INCREASED TEST CAPACITY, NEW YORK IS LEADING THE NATION MANDATING TWO TESTS A jt HOME STAFF THERE'S A STRONG THEORY OUTe1 THERE THAT THE WAY THE VIRUS GOT INTO THESE NURSING HOMES IS STAFF MEMBERS WHO WERE ASYMPTOMATIC

    WE KNOW AT LEASTt( 35% OF THEfá PUBLIC THAT HAS CORONAVIRUS IS ASYMPTOMATIC, SO WHILE WE DID MOVE TO TEMPERATURE CHECKS!U■ EY IN MARCH AND A LOT /g#át COUNTRY DID THAT AS WELL, AS IT TURNS OUT, IT MAY NOTx#RP+E MAD A DIFFERENCE BECAUSEHt■ THERE W SO MANYjFt( PEOPLE WALKING AROU WHO HAD COVID >> THE CONTEXT OF WHAT I SAID WAS TOZv■ AxD "POST" REPORTER, SAY ALL I WAN !Ñ STAY AWAY FROM POLITICS WE'RE IN AN E+r POLITICS IS IN THE AIR, AND THERE ARE COLUMNISTSKo■ WHO MAD THISi] POINT AT THE POST WHO 10c SUPPORTIVE OF DONALD TRUMP, AND THAT'S FINE, BUT DIDN'Tlp BELIE WE HAVE TO KILL ALL DEMOCRATS SO I GET IT MQ9÷ OPEN IN THEIR SUPPORT OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, AND I GUESS THEIR ATTITUDE ISqbt PRO DONALD xDTRUMP, YOU HAVE TOE ANTI-DEMOCRAT, WHICH I DON'T BE PROt( DONALD TRUMP

    >> I (=PT WANTED TO ASK YOU9a -U [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] IN YOUR POWER NOT TOe1 FOLLOWxD GUIDELINES — >> WHAT DIDN'T WE FOLLOW CDC GUIDANCE A5■ON? >> THERE'S NOTHING THAT WE DIDN'T FOLLOW CDC GUIDANCE ON, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, EVERY ASPECT OF EXPERTS AT THE CDC FOR HOW TOlp MANAGE THIS CRISIS, AND I BELIEVE THAT THAT'S WHAT THEÑi STATES SHOULDó[■ DO YOU LOOKED AT THE CENTER OF DISEASEñrc CONTROL THIS IS NONPOLITICAL, NONPARTISAN, WE DEFER TO PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS, THEY DEFER TO THE NATIONAL EXPERTS THIS IS A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CRISIS AS ITc RELATED TOok ISSUES IN GROUP HOS WHERE THEfá ELDERLYó[■t( ARE EVERYONE IS DOING THEIRxDi]ok B LEARN WHAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR, LIKELY ANOTHER WAVE IN THE xDFA, AND GUARDING AGAINST IT HAPPENING

    >> WHEN YOU SAID WE HAVEN'T FOLLOWED CDC GUIDANCE ON OTHER ISSUE , I DON'T BELIEVEe1 YQ5 RIGHT THAT'S WHY I ASKED YOU, LIKE, WHAT OTHERok IS[áú? >> I'M JUST ASKING,okÑi GOVERNO [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] AFFECTED PATIENTS BACK INTO NURSINGr BEEN W!(0IN YOUR POWER? GUIDANCE, )N- I THINK IT MAKES SENSE AND BY THE WAY, I THINK THE RULE THAT YOUxD CAN'T DISCRIMINATE AGAINST A COVID PATIENT IS RIGHT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THE NURSINGjF HOME HAS TO POSITIVE PATIENT DON'T MATTER

    YOU'RE MAKING A POLITICALñr cQ9ñS7■ BUT BECAUSE YOU CAN'T DISCRIMINATE DOESN'T MEANÑi9Qá % HAVE TO ACCEPT ACTUALLY, THE LAW IS THEçóokxD OPPOSITE YOU CANNOT ACCEPT A PATIENT AT A NURSING HOME UNLESS YOU CAN FULLY AND ADEQUATELY TREAT THAT PATIENT SO YOU CAN'T ACCEPTc A COVID PATIENT,xDçó COVIDc POSIT PATIENT UNLESS YOU CAN ISOLATE AND QUARANTINE AND HAVE THE STAFF, UNLESS YOU CAN DO ALL OF THAT, YOU CANNOT ACCEPTxD THAT PERSON AND THE NURSINGz( HOME, THE OBLIGATION IS ON THE NURSING HOME TO SAY I CAN'T TAKE A COVID POSITIVE PERSON I'M TOO CROWDED, I'M TOO BUSY

    WHATEVER THE ANSWER IS, IF THEY SAY THEY CAN'T TAKE THE PERSON, THEY CAN'T TAKE THEw3i] Té DOESN'Tc MEAN THEY DISCRIMINATE M=99ñST THE COVID POSITIVE THEY JUST SAY I CAN'T HANDLE THE PERSON+■ I DON'T HAVE A BIG ENOUGH FACILITY WHATEVER THEY WANT TO SAY >> THANK "WASHINGTON POST" BASED ON YOUR CONVERSATION TODAY WITH THEw3 PRESIDENT, WOULD YOU McCONNELL AND S(Q■ INr A BLUE STATE BAILOUT OR A DITfGRENT VIEW THAN THEY DO? >> I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS FOCUSED STIMULATINGxDçó THE ECONOMY, AN GETTING THE ECONOMY BACK

    I THINK THAT'S HIS FOCUS I THINK THAT'St( THExD FOCUS I THINK HE UNDERSTAND THATfá THá ARE PROJECTS THAT NEED TO BE DONE LOOK, WHEN HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT, HE SPOKE ABOUT A $1 TRILLION INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM THAT'S WHAT HE SPOKE ABOUT

    HE'S A BUILDER HE'S A DEVELOPER RIGHT? HE GETSt( IT AND HE BELIEVES INe1ñr CONSTRUC AND DEVELOPMENT IT'S BEEN HISe1t( CAREER

    AND I THINS■á THAT'S WHY HE TALD ABOUT IN THE CAMPAIGN IT JUS,D NEVER HAPPENED AND IT' NOT JUST HIM BY THE WAY PRESIDENT CLINTON TALKED ABOUT IT PRESIDENT OBAMA TALKED ABOUTÑi PRESIDENT+■e1 BUSHÑi TALKED ABO

    NONE OF THEM HAVE GOTTEN IT DONE THE NICE THING ABOUT THESEfá PROJECTS IS IT DOESN't■k REQUIR ANYj8 THEY L FOREVER, AND HIS ADMINISéRzT&ON CAN JUST DO IT AND WE CAN GET IT UP AND RUNNING AND TO THE EXTENT THAT JUMP STARTS A LARGER CONVERSATION ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE,2wJICH IS SOMETHING I THINK WE NEEDi] DESPERATELY, AND LAST POINT, YOU KNOW YOU NEEDc O DO LARGE SCALE INFRASTRU]4+RE WHEN IS THERE GOING TO BE A BETTER MOMENT IN HISTORYÑie1 TO IT?c YOU'REÑi SPENDING BILLIO COVID AND BRING BACK THEi] ECONOMY AT LEAST BUILD THINGS THATó[■ W CAN LEAVEfá OUR CHILDREN LIKEe1q OUR GRANDPARENTS DID FO US

    THANK YOU FOR THE HOSPITALITY PLEASURE

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