Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to claim that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shouldn’t be asking for ventilators because the state is sitting on a pile of unused ventilators.
Trump claimed: “Thousand of Federal Government (delivered) Ventilators found in New York storage. N.Y. must distribute NOW!”
Thousand of Federal Government (delivered) Ventilators found in New York storage. N.Y. must distribute NOW!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
But according to Cuomo, Trump is “incorrect and grossly uninformed.” The New York governor pointed out that the ventilators are being held in a stockpile only temporarily, and will be sent out to hospitals when they reach their projected peak in concurrent coronavirus cases in the next three weeks.
Cuomo hits Trump for this tweet, calling it "incorrect and grossly uninformed." He says the ventilators are in a stockpile and haven't been sent to hospitals yet because they'll be needed when New York hits its apex in about 21 days. https://t.co/DprhocgJSh
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) March 27, 2020
You can see Cuomo’s remarks below: