Cuomo Comes Out Against the FDA COVID Vaccine: "I Don’t Trust the FDA" People "Shouldn’t" Either
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During an interview on Friday with MSNBC, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo came out against the FDA, saying that he doesn't trust President Donald Trump or the FDA with a new coronavirus vaccine.
He also added that people “don’t trust the FDA. They shouldn’t.”
Cuomo said, “I don’t trust the president and I don’t trust the FDA. … The vaccine, he said yesterday that the FDA was being political in saying they actually wanted to review the vaccine. So, yeah, the American people don’t trust the FDA. They shouldn’t. Trump has politicized this entire situation. He’s overridden health and science with politics.”
The comments from Cuomo came in response to attacks made by President Donald Trump who hammered him for his state's failed coronavirus response.
"Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York wants to put New York at the END of the Vaccine List in that he doesn't trust the @FDA or Federal Government, even though the Vaccines are being developed by the finest Labs in the World. Wish he trusted us on Nursing Homes!" President Trump wrote.
"Is Donald Trump saying that he can somehow withhold a vaccine from the state of New York?" host joy Reid asked.
"That's called a threat. That's called, 'I will put New York at the end of the list.' That's what he's trying to say. But look, I don't trust the president and I don't trust the FDA. The American people don't trust the FDA," Cuomo said.
"They denied COVID was here. They're denying it now. The doctor is exactly right, Joy. They're actually doing fewer tests. Florida now does fewer tests than they did two months ago. This is the Trump doctrine. Do fewer tests so you will show fewer cases. Remember he said if you test less, we'll have fewer cases. That's what he's doing," Cuomo added.
"Trump has politicized this entire situation and overridden health and science with politics. When we look back at this, it is reprehensible. We lose more people than the UK, France, Italy combined every day. It's disgusting."
Cuomo later followed up on Twitter.
"Mr. President, stop making illegal threats. Maybe you will wake up your DOJ. You said yourself that the FDA was making 'a political move' on vaccines. Surely Americans can't trust a political FDA. Don't you remember saying that? I guess it's hard to keep track of all the lies," he wrote.
He then added another follow up, completely ignoring the fact that he was responsible for thousands of nursing home deaths in New York.
"You want us to trust you on Covid? FACT: Your Covid record: 203,000 deaths. More Americans die every day from Covid than in China, Italy, France, the UK, and Spain COMBINED. Are all of those leaders better than you?"
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