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Cuomo: I Don't Want To Fight With Trump Over Lifting Coronavirus Restrictions

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo; President Donald Trump
Seth Wenig, Cuomo; Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Trump
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump argued Tuesday morning over who has the legal authority to reopen schools and businesses.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he does not want to fight with the president over who has the legal authority to reopen schools and businesses. This comes after both Donald Trump and Cuomo spent the morning attacking one another.

President Trump referred to Cuomo and other governors as mutineers while Cuomo called Trump’s briefings a “comedy sketch.” Cuomo said if the president what’s to take charge of reopening, he can, but that he has a number of pragmatic questions about how to reopen like transportation, schools, and states competing over limited testing.

“I want to get out of the eBay competition business for vital medical equipment and now vital testing. I would say to the president, you take it. God bless.”

Health officials in New York say the COVID-19 curve continues to flatten and hint downward. 778 New Yorkers died Monday from the coronavirus.

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Charles is senior reporter focusing on special projects. He has won numerous awards including an IRE award, three SPJ Public Service Awards, and a National Murrow. He was also a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and Third Coast Director’s Choice Award.
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