Appearing on “Meet the Press” NY Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed President Trump “will not lift a finger to help his hometown.”
Per WashingtonExaminer, President Trump announced Wednesday that he is sending hospital ships to cities hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump said he spoke with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo about the decision.
“We’re sending, upon request, the two hospital ships,” Trump said. “One is called The Mercy, and the other is called The Comfort.”
The Comfort, a Navy ship, will bring about 1,000 hospital beds to New York. It has previously been deployed to natural disaster zones, including to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017.
“It has operating rooms,” Cuomo said Wednesday, adding that the ship was being deployed “immediately.”
Bill de Blasio:
The truth is, and New Yorkers and all Americans deserve the truth, it’s only getting worse. April and May are going to be a lot worse. Right now, we are a third of the cases in the country. That’s going to get worse. We’re about two thirds or more of the cases in New York State.
That’s going to get worse. But the president of the United States is from New York City, and he will not lift a finger to help his hometown. And I don’t get it. I don’t get it. Right now, I have asked repeatedly for the military to be mobilized for the Defense Production Act to be used to its fullest to get things like ventilators so people who can live who would die otherwise, I can’t be blunt enough. If the president doesn’t act, people will die who could have lived otherwise.
The American government is not at full bore. The defense act has been activated. We have gotten no indication of any factory on 24/7 shifts, no shipments, and the U.S. military is at its bases and not the front lines. Respectfully, governor, we cannot be gentle about this point right this minute.
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