The feud between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump continues unabated. This time, their fight over the coronavirus is about ventilators that may or may not be coming to states dealing with the outbreak.
On Thursday night, Trump appeared on Fox News and Hannity in order to discuss the disease and his government’s handling of it. Among the comments that drew headlines was his suggestions, New York and other states were inflating how many ventilators they need.
Trump commented that generally, a hospital only has one per building and he thinks people are overestimating when they say they need 30,000 to 40,000 ventilators rather soon. On Friday morning, Cuomo took to Twitter to rebut those comments.
I hope NY doesn’t ultimately need 30,000 ventilators. But I don’t operate on opinion and hope. I operate on facts and data and science. All the projections say we will need 30,000-40,000 ventilators. So that is what we will strive to have.
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