WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo clashed Friday over whether the federal government has done enough to assist the state, one of the epicenters of the coronavirus outbreak.
The fireworks began when Cuomo criticized the president during his daily news briefing over the federal aid needed to carry out Trump’s three-phase plan to reopen state economies.
“Don’t give them this massive undertaking that has never been done before and then not give them any resources to do it,” Cuomo said at the briefing. “Don’t ask the states to do this. … It’s up to the governors, up to the governors, up to the governors. OK. Is there any funding so I can do these things that you want us to do? No. That is passing the buck without passing the bucks.”