Coronavirus: Trump accuses Cuomo of setting up ‘death panels’, quoting a right-wing conspiracy website

  
Via:  John Russell  •  4 days ago  •  17 comments


Coronavirus: Trump accuses Cuomo of setting up ‘death panels’, quoting a right-wing conspiracy website
The president made this claim when speaking during a virtual Fox News town hall on Tuesday. During the town hall, Mr Trump held up a printed article from The Gateway Pundit, a far right-wing blog known to promote conspiracy theories.  "It says that he didn't buy the ventilators in 2015 for a pandemic, established death panels and lotteries instead," Mr Trump said, paraphrasing the article about the governor. 

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President  Donald Trump  has accused  New York  Governor  Andrew Cuomo  of setting up "death panels" after the state governor challenged the president's response to the  Covid-19  pandemic. 

The president made this claim when speaking during a virtual Fox News town hall on Tuesday. During the town hall, Mr Trump held up a printed article from The Gateway Pundit, a far right-wing blog known to promote conspiracy theories. 

"It says that he didn't buy the ventilators in 2015 for a pandemic, established death panels and lotteries instead," Mr Trump said, paraphrasing the article about the governor. 






This comes after Mr Cuomo held his daily press conference on Tuesday and came out sharper against the federal response to the pandemic. 

A concern for states like New York is the lack of medical equipment, specifically ventilators, available for the anticipated Covid-19 patients. 

FEMA  is sending 400 ventilators to New York to help that need, but the state requires an additional 30,000. 

"You are missing the magnitude of the problem when the problem is defined by the magnitude," Mr Cuomo said, directing his frustrations at the federal government. 

"Act like it's a war," he added: "You pick the 26,000 people who are going to die unless you send more ventilators."

The president signed the  Defence Production Act  last week that would allow him to order any US company to produce equipment needed to fight the pandemic. Despite pleas from governors like Mr Cuomo, the president has not used the act to ask companies to create ventilators. 

"I'm not blaming him or anything else," Mr Trump said about the New York governor, "but he shouldn't be talking about us. He's supposed to be buying his own ventilators. We are going to help."







The "panel" the president references could be New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, according to the  New York Times

At the time, the panel studied New York state's available ventilators for a 2015 report to help give hospitals guidelines for when they should ventilate patients and when they should let them die during an emergency. 

In the worst case scenario, the panel estimated New York would need an extra 15,783 ventilators. But the state has far surpassed that worst case scenario with an anticipated need of 30,000 ventilators when fighting the novel virus. 

New York state is now looking into trialling placing two patients on one ventilator to handle the shortage, the governor said on Tuesday.

Mr Cuomo has not responded to the president's response to his ventilator pleas. 


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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    4 days ago

25th amendment

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  JohnRussell @1    4 days ago

25th amendment

Sounds crazy

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and HE IS

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  seeder  JohnRussell    4 days ago

Gateway Pundit is one of the worst 'news' websites on the internet for content and for accuracy, and our president is quoting them in the middle of the most serious health crisis in 100 years. 

He belongs in a rubber room. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
2.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  JohnRussell @2    4 days ago

He belongs in a rubber room. 

Reservoir Tip of the day !

 
 
 
lady in black
3  lady in black    4 days ago

Crooked donnie is a disgusting, despicable human being.  Sad that the president of the US spews forth conspiracy theories and the deporables lap it up that he is speaking the gospel truth.

The WORST president this country has ever had

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  lady in black @3    4 days ago

The WORST president this country has ever had

yea, but besides that...

 
 
 
lady in black
4  lady in black    4 days ago

Have to add a little humor:

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igknorantzrulz
4.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  lady in black @4    4 days ago

probably smarter than his free base

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5  seeder  JohnRussell    4 days ago
It’s just as well nothing important is happening right now. President Donald Trump took some time out of his busy schedule Wednesday morning to write an incredibly petulant tweet about Mitt Romney. The Utah senator and former Republican nominee for president announced Tuesday that he had tested negative for the novel coronavirus, but will remain in quarantine for the time being; his wife, Ann, has multiple sclerosis, which makes her highly at risk if she develops the deadly infection.

To celebrate Romney’s news on Wednesday morning, Trump wrote: “This is really great news! I am so happy I can barely speak. He may have been a terrible presidential candidate and an even worse U.S. Senator, but he is a RINO, and I like him a lot!”—invoking the smear right-wing Republicans use for party members they think aren’t sufficiently conservative.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-marks-mitts-romneys-negative-coronavirus-test-by-being-a-jerk-on-twitter
 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @5    4 days ago

So much for the "wartime" president. In the middle of a national health crisis he is attacking political rivals. Publicly. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
5.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  JohnRussell @5    4 days ago

regular ole Commander in chief

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.2.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  igknorantzrulz @5.2    4 days ago

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igknorantzrulz
5.2.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  JohnRussell @5.2.1    4 days ago

Trump calls that a swish

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6  Trout Giggles    4 days ago
The president signed the  Defence Production Act  last week that would allow him to order any US company to produce equipment needed to fight the pandemic. Despite pleas from governors like Mr Cuomo, the president has not used the act to ask companies to create ventilators. 

Why the fuck not? It might help with the unemployment situation if we can get people making those ventilators!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Trout Giggles @6    4 days ago

It was reported yesterday that Trump called the president of South Korea and asked if they could send us some ventilators. 

 
 
 
freepress
7  freepress    4 days ago

Sorry but Trump is setting up the "death panels" by not helping Americans in every state by using his "wartime" President status to help every American in every state by supplying life saving equipment. This isn't about party, it isn't about politics but is Trump himself who is playing politics with our lives by ignoring every option to speed up aid to hard hit states. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
7.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  freepress @7    4 days ago
Trump himself who is playing politics with our lives by ignoring every option to speed up aid to hard hit states. 

One of Trump's main motivations is to avoid blame, plus he knows much of his base hates the government. 

 
 
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