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.

via thefederalistpapers

Recent Comments

  1. Mike

    April 4, 2020 @ 2:14 pm

    This is a time when partisanship needs to take a back seat. It’s happened in the past, after Pearl Harbor and 9/11 for example. Governors are more in tune with the needs of their states and are usually better managers than those in Congress. This is why 2 of the most left leaning governors have put aside their politics and have praised Trump which are New York and California’s governors. Unfortunately the Democratic Party leaders and main stream media have no problem keeping partisanship out front. I hope everyone remembers who was working for the people and who was working for themselves come election time.

  2. PlumHunter

    April 4, 2020 @ 2:27 pm

    ” WUHAN ” coronavirus – It appeared that responsible government officials were rejecting this name for the virus because of it’s racist implications. Apparently Dalton thinks this racist term is constructive or that if he can extract some small amount of vengeance and criticism of the Chinese, then that’s a good thing. Why does he insist on continuing to promote this racial slur? Why not just use the scientific designation COVID-19 or Corona virus and leave it at that? Why is using “Wuhan” necessary? How does it promote peace and cooperation between nations? The Chinese have sent us needed equipment, haven’t they? So we should show our appreciation by trying to throw this up in their face? Hey that’s MAGA, MAnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!

    • Kay

      April 4, 2020 @ 5:40 pm

      Why is it racist to identify the virus by the name of the city from which it originated? There are (have been) a number of Covid related viruses so how do we differentiate e.g. in conversation “Remember the Covid Virus?” – “Which one?” “The one from China”.

      So weird, I never understand why you can’t identify something in an easily identifiable manner. For example, you are in a group and you want to point someone out to another person “That guy is super smart, he works for my company”. Your friend will likely say “Which guy” – Is it the Black man?, The Asian guy? The Blonde?, The heavyset guy?, The hispanic guy? The short guy? The super tall black haired guy?

      If I can’t identify someone for example by color, how am I going to clearly and easily point out the individual?

    • Kerry Hansen

      April 4, 2020 @ 7:11 pm

      Plum it is left wingers like you that are hurting this country. Nothing racist about it at all, but I think you are the one who is racist.

    • Susan

      April 4, 2020 @ 8:36 pm

      I absolutely agree with Kay and Kerry on this. President Trump is working non-stop to help save the lives of Americans. The left can’t find anything to say about that except that President Trump is racist because he calls the virus by the name of the country of origin. It’s so sad that the left continues to try and destroy out country because they want the President to fail. These people do not care about America. They are selfish and care only for themselves. President Trump can call the virus anything he wants. He’s helping to save American citizens! I guess the people who discovered the Swine flu back in the 70’s were racist towards pigs! That’s how ridiculous this never ending whining by the left has become. Grow up! If you hate this country so much, LEAVE!!

  3. Jesse Everything is not racist! And because the Left over uses this term, it no longer has any meaning...The yruth

    April 4, 2020 @ 3:34 pm

    The Left labels everything racist, so the word has become meaningless… This virus originated in CHINA , so it is the China virus… get it?? Why are the Left constantly protecting those who are trying to kill us? Could it be that they don’t love this country?

  4. Dennis Cory

    April 4, 2020 @ 3:41 pm

    As sincere Christian 1st, a family man 2nd, an American 3rd and further down the line, a Republican. – It’s So Very Good to see “bipartisanship” put aside by this important Democratic Governor in our time of such a serious health crisis. It is heart wrenching to read of the numbers of American human beings in NY, dead & sick.
    🙏 Praying for you & your people Governor Cuomo.
    Dennis Cory

  5. Azita Kerendian

    April 4, 2020 @ 4:05 pm


  6. Betty Genelle Jackson

    April 4, 2020 @ 5:42 pm

    Thank you President Trump for caring for all Americans and doing a great job of helping during this crisis. We appreciate you for being on the job in every way possible, my prayers are for you and your family during this time.
    May God give you and your family his richest blessings.

  7. Anna

    April 4, 2020 @ 8:36 pm

    Now is the time to Thank & appreciate President Donald J.Trump Vice President Mike Pence for their many days & hours along with all their Doctors & administration for their hard work in trying to save this country & people from this plague that has struch our nation, I feel this is a sig from God to all members of Congress, Senate & the House of Representatives to end their partisan politics & selfishness of their bills & to do their jobs by law to serve & protect the USA , the American people, Ameerican Seniors, Ameerican disabled, American military, American law enforcement our city & state governing agencies to operate properly as they always should have treat all the Americans humanly without dishonesty or stealing from any American what is rightfully their past, present or future. Presidents & Prime Ministers from foreign countries must act accordingly to serve & protect their own population humanly . I thank President Trump Vice president Mike Pence & all of President Trumps administration for for hard work in serving & protecting me & all of our country & the American people ,they acted as fast as thy could, in a timely fashion, & I thank them for the stinulus he will be giving us. Amen I pray for all of them & all of their families to b ehelthy & safe

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