Trump to States Desperate for Equipment to Combat COVID-19: 'Try Getting It Yourselves'

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America is short on ventilators — and shorter on leadership from the president

. New York is closing in on 1,000 confirmed cases, and Cuomo noted on Sunday that the state only has around 600 ICU beds available, adding that “thousands and thousands” more ventilators and ICU beds will be needed to accommodate the coming surge of confirmed cases. “These ventilators are expensive to begin with and they are scarce and you can’t find available ventilators no matter how much you’re willing to pay right because there is literally a global run on ventilators,” he said.

In his latest petty attempt to politicize the crisis, Trump on Monday afternoon singled out Cuomo — with whom he has sparred politically — on Twitter, writing that the Democrat has to “do more.” Just had a very good tele-conference with Nation’s Governors. Went very well. Cuomo of New York has to “do more”.The federal government’s lack of preparation, lack of transparency, and lack of any clue how to address the crisis is glaring. In addition to Trump’s fend-for-yourselves directive on Monday, the officials tasked with handling the issue have failed to inspired confidence.

Late last week, Fox News’ Martha MacCallum pressed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma about whether there will be enough ICU units, ventilators, swabs, and other types of equipment to treat those who contract COVID-19. Verma dodged the question multiple times, instead touting the “bold and decisive action” taken by Trump, which seems to be the only talking point the administration is able to unify behind.

 

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Is Rolling Stone still published or is this a parody account?!

The need to talk politics while lives are on the line is fucking sick

Ouh is he gasping for air?

Thats it. Rolling Stone just lost me. Im not even a Trump supporter but you guys should stay in your lane and talk about Rock and Roll.

We get it. Your interns hates trump. Boring, predictable and stale. trump2020

True and sad

Mutts like you deserve to be sent to Iran to see the job they are doing nothing will ever be good for assholes like you!

'What do the letters on my hat mean?' -Drumpf

Governors are taking the lead roles in this pandemic. But, Trump will probably claim he did everything all by himself. (As usual)

Irresponsible news reporting RS. Finger pointing during this crisis helps nothing! Shame on you! 👎

If you think so you should come to Canada. Our prime minister is still accepting flights from china today

People are anxious, have fear about what is going on in the world..and our 'leader' in the US can't even form coherent sentences. How are we supposed to feel?

And short of readers of The Rolling Stone magazine

We have been short on leadership since around noon on January 20, 2017.

Nah..hes doin a great job.

Who's calling?

hot air, he has it....cv

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