New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the coronavirus death toll has made him cry.
On Howard Stern’s radio show this morning, Cuomo reiterated that President Trump has been accessible and quick to provide the state what it needs, adding that the President has also asked about the health of his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.
He said of Trump: “He can be vicious in attacks. Again, he’s a New Yorker, right? And he has felt the sharp end of the spear as a New Yorker, and he can attack,” Cuomo said.
“The President has always makes a point of saying to me, ‘how is Chris, is he doing okay,’ and that’s not in his usual character, you know. We are not chit-chatty when we are on the phone. But he always makes a point to say that about Chris and always remembers my mother,” he said.
Cuomo said he talks to the President several times a week.
He was also asked about the conflicting messages on school closures between him and the New York City mayor Bill de Blasio – who has said he wants to keep schools closed until the end of the year – and reiterated that there is always a bit of tension between local and state government.
While he understands the position, Cuomo echoed his weekend comments that overall a uniform school closure policy is ideal.