Donald Trump has sensationally threatened to withhold the COVID vaccine from the state of New York due to an ongoing feud with governor Andrew Cuomo.
This comes after Cuomo said in September that he’d like a panel of experts to review the vaccine. Cuomo is concerned Trump is trying to rush it through.
And Trump isn’t happy.
“He doesn’t trust where the vaccines coming from,” Trump continued. “So the governor, Gov. Cuomo will have to let us know when he’s ready for it, otherwise we, we can’t be delivering it to a state that won’t be giving it to its people, immediately. And I know many I know the people in New York very well I know they want it. So the governor will let us know when he’s ready,”
“I hope he doesn’t handle this as badly as he’s handled the nursing homes. But we’re ready to provide it as soon as they let us know that they’ll actually use it,”
“As soon as April the vaccine will be available to the entire general population, with the exception of places like New York state, where for political reasons the governor decided to say — and I don’t think it’s good politically, I think it’s very bad from a health standpoint — but he wants to take his time on the vaccine,”