CNN presenter Chris Cuomo received another round of reaction on Tuesday for his repeated attacks on Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
Cuomo has raised his eyebrows in recent months, from his hostile confrontation with a biker as he breaks quarantine in the midst of his recovery from the coronavirus, to the series of softball interviews he conducted with his brother, New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo.
On Monday, “Cuomo Prime Time” questioned the legitimacy of recent data on the state of the sun, signaling an improvement in new COVID-19 cases.
“Can we trust the data from the Florida governor?” Cuomo asked on Twitter
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The next day, however, Cuomo was somewhat forceful in his criticism of DeSantis in response to praise he received from Vice President Mike Pence, who praised the “strong and firm leadership” of the governor.
“The head of the special force praised the government that mishandled the pandemic,” the CNN presenter reacted.
Cuomo was criticized on social media for what critics suggest is a double standard between his DeSantis trial and his brother’s handling of the outbreak in New York.
“If you think that’s bad, you should listen to how the media praises Governor Cuomo, who implemented the worst coronavirus policy in the world with a disastrous effect,” said Eddie Zipperer, a contributor to the Daily Caller opinion.
“Lately I have been wondering if these people are shamelessly dishonest or if they have tricked themselves into believing this,” David Harsanyi, senior writer for National Review, tweeted.
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“Deaths in New York: 32,708, deaths in FL: 5,933,” noted the Reagon Battalion.
“You are one of the most unethical media people in America,” said Noam Blum, associate editor of Tablet magazine.
For much of the coronavirus outbreak, there has been increasing scrutiny over Governor Cuomo’s order in late March that forced nursing homes to accept patients who tested positive for coronavirus, despite test deficiencies for both residents as for the staff. Cuomo signed an executive order on May 11 revoking the policy, preventing hospitals from sending infected patients back to nursing homes and increasing testing for staff.
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As of last month, approximately 7,900 people have been confirmed or presumed dead by COVID-19 in nursing homes in New York, according to the state department of health. That equates to approximately 25 percent of all deaths in the state occurring in nursing homes, according to the latest state total from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Earlier this month, The Associated Press reported that “New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients in nursing homes during the height” of the coronavirus pandemic under a “controversial and now discarded policy.”