But there is something else about this that makes it even more tragic. Remember, President Trump quickly gave New York the support it requested, including the construction of a nearly three thousand bed field hospital in the Javits Center and the docking of the U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Comfort in New York Harbor, with one thousand beds. After arrival of the Comfort, the President of the United States even favorably responded to the Governor's request to reconfigure the Comfort to be able to accept COVID patients, yet neither facility was requested to house those very same elderly patients who were under a death wish with the disease. And no one knows why. When he was asked by a reporter at an April 23d press conference if anyone questioned his actions, he stated that it was a mandatory requirement and they knew he would not entertain any objections.
This is just another good example of why health issues, like so many others, are better off being addressed by those on the ground best able to handle the situation, not by a central planner in Albany or Washington, DC, for that matter and it's another reason why the President has favored the approach of allowing the states to lead the decentralized effort. Centralized authority is always so removed from the action that it not only often fails to identify the full problem, but often handles it in a way that misses the mark. Cuomo should have applied the same approach to dealing with New York businesses and local practitioners trained in the work at hand, not micro-managing it from his position without the understanding of what his actions meant and the local ramifications. And if he did so on the advice of a state health official, well, that makes that official complicit as well. I think the more delegated approach to getting the job done is also why the Washington Establishment despises the President, for the push for centralized authority, power and ill-gotten riches has been a bad habit the our Nation's Capital for far too long.
Will Cuomo be impacted adversely in New York for his actions? Well, probably not, since that bastion, New York City, completely counterbalances state elections and why upstate Conservatives have very little say in New York politics. But, if Democrats think Cuomo is the perfect replacement for "Easy Joe" Biden, a man who appears not to know even who he is, I say bring it on. Why? Because no matter what the media tries to cover up, the President will bring it to light, in his campaign and in one on one debates. You can run, Andrew, but you can't hide.