Trump’s incompetence makes Andrew Cuomo’s performance look better than it is – CNN

Posted: May 10, 2020 at 12:46 am

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But that's the problem with putting an incompetent reality TV host in the White House: After four years of gross incompetence and blatant ineptitude, we've come to simply be grateful for any kind of consistent and capable leadership we do receive, instead of demanding the kind of leadership we deserve.

But the New York governor is not the hero this moment in world history has positioned him to appear. And as a country, we must not let Trump's incompetence and selfishness erase the ways in which Cuomo has failed his state.

The governor initially downplayed the seriousness of the Covid-19 threat, didn't plan to provide sufficient funding for the health care system and hasn't done enough to protect the most vulnerable parts of the population.

In the early stages of the disease spreading in the United States in March, Cuomo said "Excuse our arrogance as New Yorkers -- I speak for the mayor also on this one -- we think we have the best health care system on the planet right here in New York. So, when you're saying, what happened in other countries versus what happened here, we don't even think it's going to be as bad as it was in other countries."

Just as Trump was wrong for initially downplaying the threat, Cuomo was also wrong.

"The places that are getting the most funding now because of what the federal government did are the hospitals," Cuomo said. "They are doing better than anyone else."

Instead of seemingly blindly praising Cuomo for his leadership, we need to put his actions into context: President Trump has set the leadership bar very low.

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