President Trump seethed during Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus press conference today, tweeting that the New York leader needed to spend less time complaining and more time doing his job, the NY Post reports.
“Governor Cuomo should spend more time ‘doing’ and less time ‘complaining.’ Get out there and get the job done. Stop talking!” Trump wrote during Cuomo’s televised coronavirus address, which he appeared to be watching and live tweeting from the White House.
“We built you thousands of hospital beds that you didn’t need or use, gave large numbers of ventilators that you should have had, and helped you with testing that you should be doing,” Trump wrote. “We have given New York far more money, help and equipment than any other state, by far, & these great men & women who did the job never hear you say thanks. Your numbers are not good. Less talk and more action!” he added.
The fight spilled over in real time when a Post reporter asked Cuomo about the president’s tweets during his press conference.
“If he’s sitting home watching TV, maybe he should get up and go to work,” the governor said, adding that he had already thanked Trump countless times. What am I supposed to do, send a bouquet of flowers? I said thank you, thank you, thank you,” he continued.