President Trump Slams Off The ‘King’ Remark by NY Gov. Cuomo, And Back Off His ‘Total Authority’ Claim
On Monday morning during the coronavirus press conference, Trump backed off “total authority” claim that he has given to increase the coronavirus restrictions in the states if needed, seems like a slam on NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s remark towards him “King.”
In response to President Trump’s statement on Monday that he can order the ministers of the state to say when to reopen the state’s economy, the governor of New York Cuomo said “we don’t have a king, we have a president,”
On Tuesday, when President Trump asked what he thinks about NY governor remarks,
he joked by saying that “Yeah, I declared myself king.”
“I heard he said that,” the President said this statement during a coronavirus conference held in the White House, adding in the statement that the governor may “understand how we helped him.”
President continued that “We gave him 2,900 hospital beds, we gave him a ship, he didn’t use them,” by indicating towards the Navy-built hospital established at Javits Center as well as towards the USNS Comfort.
He added, “That’s good because that means he did not need them,” continuous that he and Cuomo will “get along just fine.”
President shows that he likened the governors, earlier on the Tuesday morning, ‘mutineers’ that he backed off his claim about relaxing the coronavirus restriction would be tackled by the federal rather than the state government.
However, a few hours later, Trump admitted that he would work with state officials to reopen the nation’s economy.
President briefing in the conference said that “I will be speaking to all 50 governors very shortly, and I will then be authorizing each individual governor of each individual state to implement a reopening,” he also added that it might be “at a time and in a manner as most appropriate” for every state.
He added, “The day will be very close,” referring to the possibility that those states that do not get much affected may reopen very soon might be till May 1.
President said, “The governors are going to come out at a time when they’re ready,” he further added, “some can come out very, very shortly. And we look forward to watching that process. I think it’s going to be a very beautiful process.”