New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday not only threw his support to fellow Democrat Joe Biden for the presidency, but offered a scathing attack on President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
"The European virus infected the northeast, while the White House was still fixated on China," Cuomo said in remarks delivered remotely because of coronvirus safety concerns.
"We saw the failure of a government that tried to deny the virus, then tried to ignore it and then tried to politicize it," Cuomo said. "The failed federal government watched New York get ambushed by their negligence and watched New York suffer, but all through it, learned absolutely nothing. So today, six months after it began, the nation is still unprepared."
Still, he said, Americans have learned to stand together.
"Americans' eyes have been open. And we have seen in this crisis the truth, that government matters. And leadership matters," he said. Biden, he said, is a leader who can unify and not divide.
"Joe Biden is what I call America tough," Cuomo said. "Tough in the best way. Tough that is smart, united, disciplined and loving. Joe Biden can restore the soul of America."
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