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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talks with Rachel Maddow about why the Trump administration's policy of leaving the states to fend for themselves and compete with each other for equipment to deal with the coronavirus crisis is not the best way to control the spread and the damage of the virus.

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83 Comments on "Governor Cuomo: ‘No State Is Equipped To Handle This Situation’ | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. The federal stockpile is ‘our’, the citizens’ stockpile. Not Jared Kushner’s personal stash.

    • Nayla Milley | April 4, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Reply

      stardustgirl NZy is a Sanctuary state uh

    • Nayla Milley | April 4, 2020 at 6:55 PM | Reply


    • I was stunned to hear it when Kushner said ‘our’.. Its belong to US citizens…

    • @Tony Smith, trump said that he has never confessed anything because he thinks he has never done anything wrong. trump is in league with Lucifer and if you support him, you are the devils minion.

    • @ladies man bro u are the moron. I don’t literally mean Jared’s stockpile. He said it as if he has the right to do as he pleases with it. It should be distributed to the state on the basis of their needs.

  2. Caitlyn Cruz | April 3, 2020 at 2:22 AM | Reply

    Trump was informed about this pandemic since January and he did nothing. Keeps screeching “Just a flu”, “Gone by April”, etc. etc. Whoever voted for this freak should be ashamed of themselves.

  3. It is time to stop this system where you have to compete with your own fellow states and the federal government for supplies.
    The federal government should take at face value the estimated need per state and swiftly work on acquiring enough for each.
    Trump has to stop picking favorites in the class and get working.

    • for sure. He will blame the states to deflect from his incompetency and the fact that many have died. He has blood on his hands but a narcissist can never take responsibility.

    • @Kaykayron denying deaths is hard, even for a fascist. So he inflated the death number everyday so that if there was less, he could brag that it was his greatness that did it

    • @SpectroMan guess the mantra of under promising and over delivering finally reached him.

  4. Donald J. Trump is unfit to be president. We have known this for years and he has underlined this in plenty of situations.

    Why should his reaction to this pandemic be any different

    • Obviously True | April 3, 2020 at 2:50 AM | Reply


    • REAL BLACKS KNOW THE TRUTH | April 3, 2020 at 2:55 AM | Reply

      Since you are so all knowing what makes a president unfit exactly anyway is it the fact that a president could go play golf wait six months and then allow more than 17,000 people to die? They could give 10 million dollars to a family called the clintons to give to Haiti and it never get there? Or perhaps it could be when they make a policy to fight against AIDS in Africa specifically deployed doctors nurses or supposed to send in additional 10 million dollars to Ethiopia and Kenya Jack all of a sudden the money magically disappears? Was that president that was so unfit?

    • REAL BLACKS KNOW THE TRUTH So much whining! Coward bone spurs isn’t qualified to command a paintball team.

    • @REAL BLACKS KNOW THE TRUTH who would have thought… Someone who tries to deflect from the CURRENT sitting president and the mistakes HE is making

  5. Baby drumphf | April 3, 2020 at 2:27 AM | Reply

    tRump is not temperamentally capable of protecting us from this Corona Virus. He looks & sounds deranged, weak & incoherent at his photo-op Press Conference’s & Briefings.

    • @Barbara Kennedy A bit of all three, living in rural Canada where no virus would dare show it’s corona… too damned cold!

    • Barbara Kennedy | April 3, 2020 at 1:51 PM | Reply

      @rae0521 A former resident of Saskatchewan here. If it has already found people in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, I would think it can find anyone, anywhere. I’m a retired Nurse and former First Responder (not a Basic), and Paramedic and I don’t believe these hacks in DC. I understand it is far smaller than droplets. Aerosolized is more like it.
      Stay safe and well everyone 🌹🇨🇦

    • Steve Richard | April 3, 2020 at 2:45 PM | Reply

      Trump needs more spray tan he’s looking pale lately.

    • @Barbara Kennedy Mee Too – a former resident of SK, I mean. PA to be exact where I “enjoyed” several years as a mobile crisis worker with a background with an Industrial First Aid ticket, MSW with post grad in gerontology, etc., etc., – (I’ve been around a long time – 80+ years). I’ve never experienced anything like what we’ve got going these days and this includes the polio thing in the early 50s, followed by some flu epidemic a few years later. This COVID-19 is a game changer beyond anyone’s wildest dreams – The Best is Yet To Come. You stay out of harm’s way too.

    • No more deranged than old Joe Biden!!!

  6. Baby drumphf | April 3, 2020 at 2:29 AM | Reply

    I’am a news junkie but whenever tRump, Pence or most Repugnant RepubliKKKlans come on talking about the Covid – 19 – Corona – Virus I have to mute them or shut the tv off.

    • @Steve Just mute the comment activity. No more notification of Nadim Ford’s comment to you. Whenever he replies to you it will just be a monologue by him. He can say whatever he wants to say to you, but he’ll only be saying it to himself. Easy.

    • @Voltrono Be informed, please read: (if you don’t like this source, just Google ‘obama actions during h1n1’) Thank you!
      Did Obama Declare Swine Flu an Emergency Only After ‘Millions’ Were Infected?

    • It’s because you’re punch-drunk. Put down the koolaid.

    • Chantell Champange | April 4, 2020 at 12:59 AM | Reply

      “Wow’! It’s the bad huh!’ Just do there job for the people!’ Help these citizens now stop blaming!, it’s ridiculous!” Also dumb’ We need a team called managenent of covi19 now!”

    • Yes if he had only acted as fast as the Obama administration, we would still be flying people in from China.

  7. Efrain Rivera | April 3, 2020 at 2:31 AM | Reply

    How long will the Trump supporters believe his lies? How many will have to die due to this virus before they wise up?

    • @Nathan Wubs So sad. The husband actually died from it.

    • Joy Phillips | April 3, 2020 at 7:25 PM | Reply

      Maybe you should talk to a Trump supporter who also lives in NYC? Guess what… We believe the president. Why? Because for all of Cuomo’s talk, he hasn’t done sh*t. He didn’t see the need for global entry, didn’t see the need to close the airports, didn’t see the need to be concerned about ventilators, and other hospital equipment until well into the peak of the COVID-19… And now he wants to take ventilators from small hospitals to give to NYC all because CUOMO DIDN’T PREPARE…. meanwhile he is hoarding over 1000 ventilators as he put it to ” stock up” ? Stock up for who? His brother? This is why we think Cuomo is a piece of sh*t. These stations lie to you everyday…. read the local newspapers and they tell a different story about Cuomo and the Trump.

    • @Joy Phillips Ummm, governors can’t shut down airports that power belongs to the federal government.

      Have you not seen how quickly the new infections rate is and how slow the recovery rate is? He is trying to gather enough ventilators for the time when the rate of new infections reaches it’s peak. He can’t tell exactly when because the rate may slow down because of social distancing working or speed up because of asymptomatic people who don’t know they’re contagious or people not practicing social distancing. Yes, he’s trying collect enough for the people of your state. Also. Ehrn the curve flattens the ventilators can be sent to the next hotspot or they will have had time make more by then.

      Do you know that our country dent 17.8 tons of masks, PPE and ventilators to China on 02/07/20 and until March 17th, some US companies were shipping up to 56 tons of medical equipment to foreign countries because they were able to pay more than our states? I think that’s pretty shameful. ale dire that’s But it explains why the states are having such a hard time in the bidding wars. I thimk it also explains why the Federal government needs to take the lead. The governors are so focused on their own states, there needs to be a nonpartisan person who can understands logistics, oversight, supply chain experts and whatever other skill is needed. They and/or their team need to gather all the data and try to figure out the order on which state & territories will become the next epicenter until all states & territories are accounted for but the numbers will have to be watched closely for any changes that happen.
      I may be wrong and I probably missed things but it makes sense logically to me.

      Also I think the President today told someone to make sure that medical supplies cannot be shipped to foreign countries. (Sorry, I can’t remember who he told) Please stay healthy! And Peace to you!

    • Reese Willis | April 4, 2020 at 6:46 PM | Reply

      I mean 30,000-50,000 died from the flu in 5 months in America alone so maybe your being a scared baby

    • You do realize his own self appointed health care task force Doctor told him 5 years ago NY state and NYC were not prepared for a Pandemic right ? Action taken 0

  8. Lisa Bullock | April 3, 2020 at 2:31 AM | Reply

    Governor is doing the best with what he has, listen to him other states…. the need more help and supplies🌍🌎🌏☮💜✝️🙏

  9. If the federal government doesn’t take charge in a situation like this then what are they for 🤬

    • @sports training Yes We are on our own & I prepared accordingly & DONT look for the Government to save me! I would DIE waiting lol

    • Ugly German Truths | April 4, 2020 at 12:21 PM | Reply

      Making abortion hard and cutting welfare spending? Oh and not building a wall when they announce they want to build a wall?

      The situation is eerily reminiscent of the Transition, when they fired Chris Christy who had preapred all the “vetted” candidate lists for various positions in government and Judiciary to start over with just the 2 months from election night to inauguration and ended up with basically ZERO candidates they could suggest. There still are agencies with only acting heads as never any real personnel was nominated to fill the post. A tiny bit of that is by calculation as they want to starve out certain regulatory bodies and turn them toothless for their billionaire buddies, but a bigger chunk is simply ineptitude. They did not prepare for their taking over the Power, they did not prepare now for the Crisis even with all the forewarning in the world.

    • Kexin what are the Governors going to do sit around and wait, what are they for ????

    • Murica going down due to the cult of the individual means it’s too difficult to get anything collectively done during a domestic crisis.

    • One job: protect the American people. Grade: F absolute failure.

  10. I never realized how much Cuomo sounds like Christopher Walken. Now I’ll never be able to unhear that.

  11. sarkis Gorial | April 3, 2020 at 2:48 AM | Reply

    Governor Andrew Cuomo, have you considered to be the leader of this nation as a president? please think about it.

    • Mary Kate Tabor | April 3, 2020 at 2:55 AM | Reply

      I AGREE

    • I agree too

    • Joy Phillips | April 3, 2020 at 7:29 PM | Reply

      Virus came from China… We know China lied about the number of people infected. Wuhan has 2 million inhabitants, Hubei has 8 million and yet you still want us to believe that only 50,000 cases were from the virus? HAHAHA…. in the same respect, NYC is looking for a way to inflate its numbers… making sure that anyone who could even remotely be exposed to the virus is said to have died from it… WE ARE NOT FOOLED…. BUT DUMB LIBERALS ARE…. I live in NY. I know when you are full of sh*t. I have to see NYC every day.


    • Janet McGibney | April 4, 2020 at 3:08 PM | Reply


  12. Steve Elkins | April 3, 2020 at 3:05 AM | Reply

    Cuomo for President. Your Country needs you Sir.

  13. The way Trump is handling the purchase of PPE and vents is like the guy going to an auction and bidding against himself.

    • brian mcintyre | April 3, 2020 at 12:19 PM | Reply

      I once knew an auctaneer

    • brian mcintyre | April 3, 2020 at 12:27 PM | Reply

      I once knew an auctioneer, he told me a scam some auctions run. The auction is crowded, the bidding has stopped, but the auctioneer keeps pointing around the room at phantom bidders, so the last man standing (Trump and the GOP) keep bidding against themselves.

    • Lawrence DeHarde | April 3, 2020 at 2:20 PM | Reply

      They are using the best supply chain in the world our military they moved them as needed. Why didn’t he order supplies earlier he knew this was coming he is responsible

  14. wendyknoxleet | April 3, 2020 at 4:01 AM | Reply

    Truth to power. So much love and respect for this man. This family has contributed so much to America for so long. If there was ever an argument to be made for immigration use this family

  15. We have a ship of fools in the White House.

  16. Sad to see this all could have been avoidable months ago

  17. Barbara Kennedy | April 3, 2020 at 8:32 AM | Reply

    Andrew Cuomo is a smart f’ing guy. And we have a pre-schooler running this deadly show.
    Stay safe and well everyone 🌹

    • Cuomo cut 400 mill$ from hospitals though and continues to this day to reject MedicAid expansion. Don’t be fooled. New Yorkers know.

    • @Daniea3 yet they elected him cuz the other Republikan govs like in other states would’ve let them die choking on their breaths because of COVID because of inaction even after seeing the effects of this crisis

    • Randy Sanders | April 3, 2020 at 10:41 AM | Reply

      Are you stupid Barbara? Do you follow any news? Are you even American? The Orange Godzilla is harmless if you’re on Americas team which obviously your’re not huh? To easy to see.

  18. Rock & Roll Resale | April 3, 2020 at 8:52 AM | Reply

    We’ll be lucky to get a roll of paper towels thrown at us. After seeing how he’s dealt with other disasters we’re screwed. For Christ’s sake he used a sharpie to correct his Alabama mistake. The people who thought this president was funny won’t be laughing much longer.

    • I know! So sick of winning!

    • Joy Phillips | April 3, 2020 at 7:13 PM | Reply

      Didn’t Gov. Cuomo say he had 1000 ventilators stashed away? And didn’t he come out with his own brand of hand sanitizer? And didn’t you liberals call Trump xenophobic for enacting a travel ban? And didn’t NY not want to be part of global entry because they didn’t want to offend illegals? etc… I mean the list could go on and in. Even De Blasio told people a few weeks ago that the pandemic was nothing and to go see a Broadway show… NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN ITS THE PRESIDEN’TS FAULT? HAHAHAHA…. You guys still crack me up…. except I don’t find it funny because I live in NY.

  19. God bless 🙏 be protected on the crisis everyone

  20. Probably the only country in the world where the national govt was not taking charge of the pandemic response. What a weird country with a weird governing structure.

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