Cuomo: Trump Saying He Might Quarantine New York To Stop Coronavirus Is ‘Declaration Of War’
Gov. Cuomo compared President Trump’s suggestion that he was considering a quarantine on the New York region to “a declaration of war on states.”
So if he lets people out, he wants to kill everyone; if he tries to control the spread, as Italy did, it’s “war.”
New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo told CNN on Saturday that if President Donald Trump put a quarantine on New York to stop the spread of the coronavirus that it would be a “federal declaration of war” on the state.
“Look, if the president was considering this, I guarantee he would have called me. I mean, we talk about relatively trivial matters when it comes to dealing with this situation,” Cuomo said. This is a civil war kind of — this is civil war kind of discussion.”
“I don’t believe that he could be serious, that any federal administration could be serious about a physical lockdown of states or parts of states across this country,” Cuomo continued. “I don’t believe it is legal. I think it would be economic chaos. I don’t think the American people would stand for it. It’s just a question of time before you see the numbers growing in hot spots across the nation. So, I think it makes absolutely no sense and I don’t believe any serious governmental personality or professional would support it.” More
Personally, I think locking down travel from certain states is a good and necessary idea. When you’re President Trump, it’s a case of damned if you do or damned if you don’t!
Trump: We should start lifting the quarantines and get stuff back to normal.
Leftists: How dare he! He’s going to get everyone killed!
Trump: We should quarantine some states.
Leftists: How dare he! He’s a tyrant!