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Trump cites report Cuomo passed on chance to buy 16,000 ventilators in 2015


Added 03-24-20 04:29:02pm EST - “The spirit of bipartisanship and good will that has been fostered between President Trump and some of the nation's Democratic governors amid the coronavirus pandemic seems to eroding as Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traded…” - Foxnews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foxnews.com: “Trump cites report Cuomo passed on chance to buy 16,000 ventilators in 2015”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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President Trump, Vice President Pence and members of the coronavirus task force discuss the outbreak response with moderators Harris Faulkner and Bill Hemmer.

The spirit of bipartisanship and goodwill that has been fostered between President Trump and some of the nation’s Democratic governors amid the coronavirus pandemic seems to eroding as Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traded shots on Tuesday over who is responsible for a dearth of desperately needed ventilators in the state so far hardest hit by the contagion.

Trump accused Cuomo on Tuesday of failing to buy 16,000 ventilators back in 2015 and instead implementing a “death panel” to assign which patients should be put on a ventilator.

“New York governor Cuomo rejected buying for a pandemic,” Trump said during a Fox News town hall on the coronavirus. “He had 16,000 he could have had and didn’t buy them.”

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