Outgoing President Donald Trump launched a broadside at his nemesis Gov. Andrew Cuomo, threatening to hold back the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine from New York State. In a feud that escalated well beyond the petty, the recalcitrant outgoer made Cuomo his target in his first public comments since Joe Biden was projected to win the presidential election.
You might think it strange that Trump would trash his own home state or seek to deprive his fellow New Yorkers of much needed medical care. But irony does not seem to exist within the mouth of the bellicose bile-monger. Trump, rendered mute since his world was seemingly shattered by his election loss, broke his silence by touting Operation Warp Speed. The President claimed the vaccine would be available to all members of the public by the Spring of 2021: “with the exception of places like New York State, where for political reasons the governor decided to say — and I don’t think it’s good politically, I think it’s very bad from a health standpoint — but he wants to take his time on the vaccine,” Trump huffed.
In September, Andrew Cuomo said he would have health experts review the vaccine due to his concern that Trump was rushing it ahead of the November election.
In response to Trump’s latest comments, the Governor pushed back. Trump, he said, was using the vaccine to intimidate him for political reasons. “He tries to bully people — he tries to bully governors, he uses government as a retaliatory tool,” Cuomo groused to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. He added, “I’m not going to let a bully push New Yorkers around, period.”
Thank you Governor Cuomo. New Yorkers don’t get pushed around by bullies. At all.