New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is capitalizing on his media favor by writing a ebook bragging about his management on this pandemic, regardless of his horrible nursing dwelling order. Months later, many within the media are lastly waking up and asking him about this disastrous directive. On at present’s New Day, CNN host Alisyn Camerota repeatedly requested him about it, however she let the Democrat deny information and blame President Trump with out fact-checking him.

Camerota did not wait lengthy to convey up the nursing dwelling scandal. She began off with this mild query: “Do you would like that you just had accomplished one thing in a different way on that?” similar to what CBS asked the governor yesterday.

After all Cuomo instantly and repeatedly blamed the federal authorities for his state far surpassing another state within the nation in COVID deaths. After claiming Trump unfold misinformation about the place the virus got here from and asymptomatic unfold, he known as the nursing dwelling order scandal “political propaganda” from the White Home:

On the nursing properties it’s a must to separate the political propaganda from the information right here. The White Home has been superb at blaming democratic governors for deaths in nursing properties. Individuals did die in nursing properties and it was horrible, however that is the place this virus preys on the outdated and the weak, there was by no means a directive in New York state that mentioned nursing properties should settle for Covid-positive sufferers. That is political propaganda. We mentioned — we did comply with a federal rule that mentioned you possibly can’t discriminate in opposition to individuals who have Covid, not in a hospital, not in a nursing dwelling. 

Camerota did push again, noting it wasn’t simply Republicans but additionally a New York Democrat assemblyman who had criticized his management:

You are saying that you just — let me be clear. Your Division of Well being and otherwise you did not inform hospitals to ship sufferers again to nursing properties? As a result of it isn’t simply Republicans, governor,” she started, citing the assemblyman. However Cuomo deflected and blamed Trump once more:

“Yeah, no, look, the White Home is superb at spreading misinformation,” he touted including, “We by no means within the state instructed the nursing dwelling, it’s a must to settle for the Covid-positive individual. By no means occurred,” he denied.

If it by no means occurred, then why was the March twenty fifth order, conveniently scrubbed from his state’s health department website two months later?

As a substitute of correcting the governor, CNN let Cuomo double down on his deception but once more with this rigorously worded reply: (click on broaden)

CAMEROTA: There was by no means an instruction given to hospitals that nursing dwelling sufferers needed to go away and return to nursing properties and also you’re saying there was by no means an instruction to nursing properties that they needed to take them? 

CUOMO: There was by no means a time limit the place we would have liked beds and mentioned to a nursing dwelling you could take a Covid-positive individual. The regulation is precisely the other, Alisyn. The regulation on this state says a nursing dwelling could not settle for an individual except they’ll look after that individual and do it with out endangering the opposite individuals within the facility…it by no means occurred….

No smarmy fact-checks from the hosts or CNN’s Daniel Dale adopted this section. As a substitute, Camerota concluded the interview by agreeing with Cuomo that Trump was “merciless” to make households imagine the Democrat was in charge (click on broaden):

CUOMO: [T]he White Home is superb at misinformation and lots of people imagine the president nonetheless, you recognize, it is an amazing title, president, and other people suppose you are imagined to imagine the president. They’re superb at spreading misinformation and it was imply and it was merciless as a result of it is unhealthy sufficient to lose a liked one, while you’re then instructed, properly, possibly you did not have to lose that liked one, that basically makes the ache even worse. 

CAMEROTA: Positively. I imply, clearly. And that is what we now have heard from numerous family members of nursing dwelling sufferers who ended up dying.

Against this when the governor was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe earlier than this, co-host Willie Geist wouldn’t let that lie slide. He confronted Cuomo and compelled him to “take duty” for the nursing dwelling deaths in his state.

However maybe getting the identical grilling from the community that employs his brother is an excessive amount of to ask. 

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The related transcript is under:

CNN New Day

10/14/2020

8:21am EST

ALISYN CAMEROTA: One of many stuff you tackle in your ebook is the criticism that you just obtained concerning the deaths in nursing properties and the directive from you or your division of well being that sick COVID sufferers needed to be transferred out of hospitals to nursing properties. Do you would like that you just had accomplished one thing in a different way on that? 

ANDREW CUOMO: Nicely, I want I had accomplished issues in a different way on your complete state of affairs, proper? I want what we all know now we knew when it began. I want that we knew that it truly was not a China virus, it was a European virus and it got here from France and Italy and it had been coming right here for months earlier than the federal authorities instructed us. I want that we instructed there was asymptomatic unfold. I want I had accomplished masks earlier, although we have been the primary state within the nation to do it, we must always have accomplished it even earlier. On the nursing properties it’s a must to separate the political propaganda from the information right here. The White Home has been superb at blaming democratic governors for deaths in nursing properties. Individuals did die in nursing properties and it was horrible, however that is the place this virus preys on the outdated and the weak, there was by no means a directive in New York state that mentioned nursing properties should settle for Covid-positive sufferers. That is political propaganda. We mentioned — we did comply with a federal rule that mentioned you possibly can’t discriminate in opposition to individuals who have Covid, not in a hospital, not in a nursing dwelling. 

CAMEROTA: You are saying that you just — let me be clear. Your division of well being and otherwise you did not inform hospitals to ship sufferers again to nursing properties? As a result of it isn’t simply Republicans, governor, I imply, as you recognize, there’s Democrats, there’s a democratic assemblyman who says for me the most important query nonetheless stays is who made the decision to switch the sufferers and the impression of transferring these sufferers backwards and forwards. In order that’s — I imply, look, I may go on. There’s clearly affected person’s members of the family who suppose that that was a directive out of your workplace. 

CUOMO: Yeah, no, look, the White Home is superb at spreading misinformation, however listed below are the information, the directive was a federal directive that mentioned you possibly can’t discriminate in opposition to an individual due to Covid. We by no means within the state instructed the nursing dwelling, it’s a must to settle for the Covid-positive individual. By no means occurred. 

CAMEROTA: However the place else may they’ve gone? In the event that they have been being taken out of hospital as a result of hospitals have been being overrun, then the place else may they’ve gone? 

CUOMO: Good query. Hospitals have been by no means overwhelmed. We at all times had extra capability in hospitals. We at all times had extra capability in emergency hospitals that we constructed. So we have been by no means in a state of affairs the place we needed to have a nursing dwelling settle for a Covid-positive individual. 

CAMEROTA: There was by no means an instruction given to hospitals that nursing dwelling sufferers needed to go away and return to nursing properties and also you’re saying there was by no means an instruction to nursing properties that they needed to take them? 

CUOMO: There was by no means a time limit the place we would have liked beds and mentioned to a nursing dwelling you could take a Covid-positive individual. The regulation is precisely the other, Alisyn. The regulation on this state says a nursing dwelling could not settle for an individual except they’ll look after that individual and do it with out endangering the opposite individuals within the facility. So we by no means obtained to the purpose — different states have, we did not in New York — we by no means obtained to the purpose the place we had a shortage of beds. We solely had 18,000 individuals in our hospitals on the finish of the day. We’ve a 50,000-bed capability. We had 1000’s of additional emergency beds. So it by no means occurred. However the level you make is correct, the White Home is superb at misinformation and lots of people imagine the president nonetheless, you recognize, it is an amazing title, president, and other people suppose you are imagined to imagine the president. They’re superb at spreading misinformation and it was imply and it was merciless as a result of it is unhealthy sufficient to lose a liked one, while you’re then instructed, properly, possibly you did not have to lose that liked one, that basically makes the ache even worse. 

CAMEROTA: Positively. I imply, clearly. And that is what we now have heard from numerous family members of nursing dwelling sufferers who ended up dying. Governor Cuomo, we’re out of time. Thanks very a lot for all the info. Once more, the ebook is American Disaster, and we’ll discuss to you once more very quickly.