It’s Tuesday aka Taco Tuesday or for today only St. Patrick’s Day!
For Taco/St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday President Impeached has tweeted 3 times.
Attacks the Governor of New York…
Cuomo wants “all states to be treated the same.” But all states aren’t the same. Some are being hit hard by the Chinese Virus, some are being hit practically not at all. New York is a very big “hotspot”, West Virginia has, thus far, zero cases. Andrew, keep politics out of it….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2020
He moves on to attacking the Governor of Michigan….
Failing Michigan Governor must work harder and be much more proactive. We are pushing her to get the job done. I stand with Michigan!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2020
Moving on once again President Impeached tweets without irony…
Federal Government is working very well with the Governors and State officials. Good things will happen! #KILLTHEVIRUS— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2020
Chinese Virus =’s coronavirus or COVID-19.
While the virus did originate in China, in the U.S. we have community spread, thus making it not the Chinese Virus, it is now a global pandemic, that has as of Tuesday morning claimed the lives of 7,330 people globally. 85 of those deaths are American’s. (John Hopkins COVID-19 Tracking Map.)
So far Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), has not responded to President Impeached tweet, but Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan (D).
Now that I’ve got your attention, Mr. President – attack tweets won’t solve this crisis. But swift and clear guidance, tests, personal protective equipment, and resources would.— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) March 17, 2020
FYI – here’s what I’ve done so far ⬇️ https://t.co/LZkN0U490p
3/3: Created COVID-19 task forces— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) March 17, 2020
3/6: Ensured Medicaid waiver for copays & cost sharing for testing
3/10: Declared a State of Emergency
3/11: Recommended mitigation strategies
3/12: Expanded access to telemedicine
3/12: Closed all K-12 schools
3/16: Lifted road weight restrictions— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) March 17, 2020
The latest information is available at https://t.co/m2sOFDoo30.
For those who have questions about the state’s actions to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, please call our COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-535-6136 between 8AM – 5PM daily.
From the linked website in her last tweet Michigan has 54 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
On Monday Michigan announced that starting on Tuesday; the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will begin reporting COVID-19 case numbers at a new time with new metrics. In a daily web update at 2 p.m., the department will provide statewide numbers for:
- Cases and deaths broken down by county
- Cases by age range (in 10-year increments)
- Cases by sex
The data will include all information obtained by midnight the previous day.
Prior to President Impeached tweet attacking her as a failed governor, Whitmer appeared on MSNBC…
Just before Trump attacked her, @GovWhitmer was on MSNBC saying that "the federal govt did not take this seriously early enough" & added, "to hear the leader of the federal govt tells us to work around the federal govt because it's too slow is kind of mind-boggling, to be honest" pic.twitter.com/OKsYo2Wuo9— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 17, 2020
Governor Cuomo held a presser on Tuesday morning.
HAPPENING NOW: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives update on coronavirus. https://t.co/7eleJhprau— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 17, 2020
Some highlights from the presser.
NEW: Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he spoke to Pres. Trump this morning, and "he is ready, willing and able to help" New York.— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 17, 2020
"The president is doing the right thing in offering to step up with New York, and I appreciate it." https://t.co/pzwYxMn7Nk pic.twitter.com/UPfFlzfRez
WATCH: NY Gov. Cuomo: “I am telling you, this [state] government cannot meet this crisis without the resources and capacity of the federal government … We need their help, especially on the hospital capacity issue. We need FEMA.” pic.twitter.com/JT6fAhalCV— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 17, 2020
In personal remarks, Andrew Cuomo says it "breaks my heart" he hasn't seen his daughter, who is self-isolating amid COVID-19 outbreak, in more than two weeks.— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 17, 2020
"It's a hard time on every level," he adds, but "we will get through this much time." https://t.co/pzwYxMn7Nk pic.twitter.com/NWBVenAwBE
Cuomo opened the presser by saying;
Coumo: If you are upset by what we have done. Be upset at me. A County executive did not this, the Village Mayor did not do this, the city mayor did not make these decisions. I made these decisions. These were all State ordered rules. It’s not your local elected official. I made them because I believe they are in the best interest of this State. I know they caused disruption, I know people are upset, I know businesses will be hurt by this. I don’t feel good about that, I feel very bad about that because I know we are then going to have to deal with that issue as soon as this immediate public health issue is over.
Como con’t: But, my judgment is do whatever is necessary to contain this virus and then we will manage the consequences afterwards. The old express the buck stops on my desk. The buck stops on my desk. Your local managers did not close your restaurants, your bars, your gyms, or your schools. I did. I did. I assume full responsibility.
This post maybe updated within reason.
This is an Open Thread.
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!!!
For what it’s worth:
Live daily coronavirus aka Trump is the best ever president ever presser.