New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticizes President Trump over his response toward fighting the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., but he should probably look in the mirror. For starters, the American people approve of how the Trump White House has handled this crisis. Second, it appears as if New York City’s council members were more concerned about being politically correct than preparing for how to handle the outbreak. Chinese New Year was celebrated, which exposed countless people to the disease. We have well over 180,000 cases and approaching 4,000 deaths, most of which come from the Tri-State area. Over half of all Wuhan virus cases in the country come from New York City. Still, comrade Bill has to bash the president (via HuffPo):
Big mystery there how NYC was hit so hard. pic.twitter.com/9YOrvaeevI— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 25, 2020
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Sunday lashed out against President Donald Trump over his inadequate response to the coronavirus pandemic, stating more people will die if the president doesn’t take more action.
As of Sunday, about one-third of the United States’ nearly 27,000 confirmed coronavirus cases were in New York City, de Blasio said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Hospitals across the state and country that are in short supply of ventilators and other medical equipment need to treat patients with the virus and Trump isn’t doing nearly enough to help them, the mayor added.
Well, first, those numbers have exploded since then and second, that's not true, Bill. Even CNN had to admit what Trump has done has saved millions of lives.
CNN's Sanjay Gupta admits that President Trump’s efforts to combat the coronavirus has saved possibly millions of American lives. pic.twitter.com/azAgFrumR7— Francis Brennan (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@FrancisBrennan) March 30, 2020
Barbot on Feb. 2nd: "There is no reason not to take the subway, not to take the bus, not to go out to your favorite restaurant, and certainly not to miss the parade next Sunday.” (via FNC) pic.twitter.com/qpg2aKCChV— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 27, 2020
There were even reports in the New York Daily News that members of his staff threatened to resign over his incompetence.
NYC Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot made the rounds with old clips telling New Yorkers to keep using the subways and going about daily life. That was in February, and like Italy, which allowed the virus to run rampant for weeks before they locked this down, it was too late. On March 10, Barbot urged the mayor to clamp down hard to prevent the spread. De Blasio refused (via Politico):