Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dismissed the ongoing nursing home scandal in his state as a “conspiracy” during a friendly appearance Wednesday on ABC News’ “The View” in which he said President Trump is “playing politics” by blaming him.
Cuomo has been blamed for thousands of deaths in New York’s nursing homes after his controversial policy in late March essentially ordered nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients from hospitals, a measure designed to free up hospital beds. Cuomo eventually reversed the order in May and has been widely criticized for the way the situation was handled.
However, the older brother of CNN’s Chris Cuomo penned the book “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” which boasts about his handling of the pandemic despite the nursing home criticism.
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