Cuomo Praises Trump For Moving Quickly on Request to Convert Javits Center to Covid-19 Only Patients
April 4, 2020 | by James G. Dalton
Once again New York Governor Andrew Cuomo blows the Democrat narrative that Trump is doing little to respond to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic to smithereens.
This time the governor praised the President for moving quickly to convert the federally run Javits Center to a Covid-19 patients only hospital against the objections of the federal agencies responsible for running the center.
During his daily press conference Governor Cuomo said ” “Javits is going to be converted to a COVID facility.”
“The original plan was to just Javits – Javits is the state convention center, it was retrofitted by the Army Corps of Engineers to hold 2500 people – the original plan was that it would not take COVID patients, COVID-positive patients, it would take non-COVID patients and would be an overflow for hospitals.”
“As it turned out, we don’t have non-COVID people to any great extent in the hospitals,” Cuomo added. “Hospitals have now turned into, effectively, ICU hospitals for COVID patients.”
“So we wanted to convert Javits from non-COVID to COVID. The [Javits Center] it’s federally run.”
Cuomo then got to the point “frankly, the federal agencies were not eager to do that. FEMA was not eager to do that. I called the President. I spoke to him about it yesterday morning.
“That afternoon – yesterday afternoon, the President called me back, said he spoke to the task force and they would grant the request to transition the Javits Center to COVID-only.”
The governor then went on to praise the president for not only granting his request but for moving on it so quickly.
“That adds 2500 beds so that’s a very big deal. I thank the President for doing it. He did it despite the fact that the federal agencies were not eager to do it and he did it quickly.”
“So I thank him for that. It’s a big deal for us.”
Watch the entire thing:
While not a huge fan of leftist, gun grabbing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in this crisis he is at least taking decisive action, unlike the mayor of New York City, and is not afraid nor hesitant to thank the President and his team for their assistance.
That is a rare and commendable thing in this hyper-partisan world we live in.
Too bad it took a crisis of this magnitude for that to happen.