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WATCH: New York Governor Cuomo Praises Trump, Gives Patriotic Message

By  Ryan SaavedraDailyWire.com
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 2: New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference on the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York on March 2, 2020 in New York City. A female health worker in her 30s who had traveled in Iran contracted the virus and is now isolated at home with symptoms of COVID-19, but is not in serious condition. Cuomo said in a statement that the patient "has been in a controlled situation since arriving to New York."
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New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo praised President Donald Trump during a press conference on Tuesday for his work in helping New Yorkers combat the coronavirus, which originated in China.

“I spoke to the president this morning again. He is ready, willing, and able to help,” Cuomo said. “I think the president was 100% sincere in saying that he wanted to work together in partnership and in a spirit of cooperation. Steps he has taken our evidence of that.”

“His team has been on it. I know a team when they are on it. I know a team when they are not on it,” Cuomo continued. “His team is on it. They have been responsive late at night, early in the morning. And they’ve thus far been doing everything that they can do, and I want to say thank you, and I want to say that I appreciate it, and they will have nothing but cooperation and partnership from the state of New York.”

Cuomo then offered a patriotic reminder to New Yorkers and to Americans as a whole as the country deals with this crisis together.

“We are not Democrats, and we are not Republicans,” Cuomo said. “We are Americans, at the end of the day. That’s who we are. And that’s who we are when we are at our best. So, this hypersensitivity about politics and reading every comment and wanting to pit one against the other, there is no time for this. The president is doing the right thing in offering to step up with New York. And I appreciate it. New York will do the right thing in return.”

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The President of the United States, Donald Trump, it is essential that the federal government works with this states and that this state works with the federal government.

We cannot do this on our own. I’ve built airports. I’ve built bridges. We have made this government do things that it’s never done before.

This government has done somersaults. It’s performed better than ever before. I am telling you, this government cannot meet this crisis without the resources and capacity of the federal government.

I spoke to the president this morning again. He is ready, willing, and able to help, I’ve been speaking with members of his staff late last night. Early this morning. We need their help. Especially on the hospital capacity issue. We need FEMA. FEMA has tremendous resources.

When I was at HUD I worked with FEMA. I know what they can do. I know what the Army Corps of Engineers can do. They have a capacity that we simply do not have.

I said to the president, who is a New Yorker, who I have known for many, many years, I put my hand out and partnership. I want to work together 100%. I need your help. I want your help. New Yorkers will do everything they can to be good partners with the federal government.

I think the president was 100% sincere in saying that he wanted to work together in partnership and in a spirit of cooperation. Steps he has taken our evidence of that. His team has been on it. I know a team when they are on it. I know a team when they are not on it. His team is on it. They have been responsive late at night, early in the morning. And they’ve thus far been doing everything that they can do, and I want to say thank you, and I want to say that I appreciate it, and they will have nothing but cooperation and partnership from the state of New York.

We are not Democrats, and we are not Republicans. We are Americans, at the end of the day. That’s who we are. And that’s who we are when we are at our best. So, this hypersensitivity about politics and reading every comment and wanting to pit one against the other, there is no time for this. The president is doing the right thing in offering to step up with New York. And I appreciate it. New York will do the right thing in return.

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