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CNN Takes de Blasio to Task for Coronavirus Response

Typically, when a member of the far left makes ill-advised decisions or comments, others from their party stand at their side to back them up, usually placing blame on someone else from the opposite party. Or they do everything possible to squash the entire conversation, acting as though it never happened.

However, for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, it seems he is on his own. Even CNN is picking up on his many mistakes and taking him to task for it, with no stepping in to give him a break.

On Sunday, CNN’s Jake Tapper questioned the mayor about his response to the coronavirus outbreak, insinuating that the progressive lawmaker might be largely to blame for the mass exposure his city was given to the spreading virus.

New York City, as our largest and most populated city by far, seems to be the epicenter of the outbreak here in America, containing over 60 percent of all COVID-19 cases and deaths in the nation. And the numbers only seem to be rising.

While the city, with its thousands upon thousands living and working in such close proximity, was bound to be hit hard by the virus, there were steps that could have been taken to prevent such a massive infection.

But someone (de Blasio) decided to ignore the advice of others and refuse to take those steps until it was too late.

Mayor de Blasio and the rest of the nation had been counseled for some time as to just how damaging this virus could be. But instead of taking precautions and closings things down in the city, as even his advisors suggested, he pushed his citizens to get out there and “go about their lives,” even as recently as two weeks ago.

He told the public repeatedly “to not avoid restaurants, not avoid normal things that people do…If you’re not sick, you should be going about your life.” He said, “Since I’m encouraging New Yorkers to go on with your lives + get out on the town despite Coronavirus, I thought I would offer some suggestions.”

But all the while, his staff was telling him to shut things down.

The Times reported that “There had been arguments and shouting matches between the mayor and some of his advisors; some top health officials had even threatened to resign if he refused to accept the need to close schools and businesses according to several people familiar with the internal discussions… ‘We all realized from the public health outcomes and political reality this needed to happen. He (de Blasio) just had to process it himself.”

New York Magazine reported a myriad of instances in which the mayor downplayed the seriousness of the virus, giving faulty advice to 311 callers, radio hosts, and even reporters. A City Council member noted, “It has been just a constant struggle to get the mayor to take action. I get it – he is concerned about the economic well being of the city, he doesn’t want to overreach, but he is doing this thing he does where the more people tell he is wrong, the more he is convinced he is the only one who has the right answer.”

And yet a few days later de Blasio’s story was much different. On March 14, the told MSNBC’s Joy Reid that “This is a war-like situation.” He complained to her, and several others since then, that Trump was not doing enough, stating that “We’re in a wartime scenario with a Mar-a-Lago attitude being used by the federal government.”

Now that de Blasio has actually “processed” the outbreak, and has started to take action, including finally closing schools and businesses, it seems he can do nothing but blame Trump for the state his city is in and lack of supplies he has on hand. Never mind that he had an opportunity to order these much-needed supplies weeks in advance and didn’t.

When Tapper asked whether his city would be in better shape if he had taken earlier action, he deflected the entire question, stating that it would do no good to consider the past. Instead, “This is just about how we save lives going forward.”

Why am I not surprised that he won’t take responsibility for his actions or the lack thereof? And yet, on a near-daily basis, he doesn’t seem to have a problem pointing out what he believes to be President Trump’s.

Comments (26)

  1. SO, de Blasio is finally exposed as the fraud he is? He is finally exposed and the immature, lying fool he is? He is having the blame dropped at his feet by CNN? I wonder who CNN Backed in the last election? I bet it was de Blasio. New York, you have not g=had a decent mayor since Rudy. He was not a Democrat. Every time you experiment with a Democrat, you end up regretting it. At the first opportunity, chunk this one-issue fool out of office, and do the same with the Preening Governor. He is no better and was probably just as unprepared. Let the press hide his graft and incompetence for as long as possible, but in the General, Trump will lay it all bare. You have a job to do, quit voting your emotions and use your brains.

  2. DeBlabbio is a fool, short and sweet!!

  3. With the likes of this boob in office it is no wonder that all of NYC isn’t in the hospital or grave. He is a bully, an ignorant politician, not worthy of the office and damn dangerous to New York. Remove the jackass and lock his wife up for stealing all the education money while you are at it! No one deserves a free pass for crime!

  4. How can this loser still have any supporters? He is a disgrace, not only to NYC, but to all Americans Ban him from more stupid interviews, please.

  5. Let’s check Bill de Blasio’s underwear, are they soiled from his own poop?

  6. Trump did the exact same thing. By not telling us how serious the virus was & just last week he said on Easter everyone can go back to church. And he went against the top health care people & told us more stupid virus wrong info ignoring them. That’s probably where Blasio got the info which is from our president .

    • Sad, Sad, Sad – – you better clear out your brain and change news channel – – he did not say everyone can go back to church on Easter – – – he said ” he HOPED everyone can go back to church on Easter”.

      • Not true and you know it . He never said go back to church. He said wait and see. Your as bad as the news.

    • You sound like a STUPID COMMIE DEMOCRATE ? TRUMP did NOT say go back to Church on Easter BUT STATED HE WOULD HAVE LIKED THINGS TO BE ON DOWNSIDE to be ABLE for PEOPLE to go BACK TO CHURCH !! PUT THE BLAME WHERE IT IS ! You NEW YORKERS have voted in the MOST SELF SERVED, STUPID ,MONEY STEALING so called POLITICIANS and then WANT TO BLAME TRUMP!!? He has DONE MORE for “OUR” COUNTRY than any DEMOCRATE has EVER DONE !! We just got RID of a DESTROYER in 2016 now TRUMP IS BUILDING “OUR”COUNTRY back up !!!

      • Typical democrat response
        Blame TRUMP
        If you refuse to respond to the situation and things blow up in ur face
        Blame TRUMP
        If you refuse to help the ppl of ur city
        Blame TRUMP
        If ur mad at the President for no reason
        Blame TRUMP
        If ur responsible for thousands of deaths in ur city b/c of negligence
        Blame TRUMP
        If u refuse to answer a notified question from a reporter from the democrat medias b/c ur dead wrong
        Blame TRUMP
        when ur administration and mayorship gets ground into the dirty supposed friends
        Blame TRUMP
        And when u lose reelection and the ppl who OVERWHELMINGLY elected u throws ur ass to the curb
        Blame TRUMP
        This is why I say
        JOIN US
        TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICANS 2020 AND BEYOND
        FOR A MUCH GREATER AMERICA

        • well stated thank you! really sick of deblasio ! wish people would smarten
          up and stop voting for these people!

    • BS and your a brainwashed idiot. Besides you will never have listened. Houston is the only city in the country with the most open hospital beds. We have nurses doctors and researchers. Unlike NYC the basion of libral fools We are prepared. We listened. Chinese new year parties were wrong. Your mayor is an idiot self centered libral fool. Listen to CDC read and weep.

    • Man are you completely talking out of your ass.truml said we can go back to church on Easter?hahaha he said no such thing liar.he said it would be nice if we can start looking forward on Easter cuz its a very special day..while truml was stopping flights from China and Europe in Jan dibozo was telling newyorkers that if you like your local bar go to it…on March 15!!!youtube it.your a disgrace for even posting your lies,leftist fool

    • WRONG!!!!! Your President is George Soros, Libturd.

    • TO WHOEVER WROTE THIS:Trump did the exact same thing. By not telling us how serious the virus was & just last week he said on Easter everyone can go back to church. And he went against the top health care people & told us more stupid virus wrong info ignoring them. That’s probably where Blasio got the info which is from our president . YOU’RE AN ASS HOLE PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

  7. Trump did the exact same thing. By not telling us how serious the virus was & just last week he said on Easter everyone can go back to church. And he went against the top health care people & told us more stupid virus wrong info ignoring them. That’s probably where Blasio got the info which is from our president .

    • You put the same response in twice. Only a democrat……….SMH

    • You really are an inbred leftist asshat..duuuh.ill post lies,the same lies twice.then I will show mommy and she’ll give me a cookie..duh

    • TRUE TO FORM A DEMON RAT BLAMING TRUMP FOR THEIR OWN PARTIES STUPIDITY !!!!MAYBE SOME PEOPLE SHOULD STOP WATCHING CNN AND THE REST OF THE SOCIALIST COMMIE LYING NEWS NETWORKS !!!! WOW THE FARTHER LEFT THESE DEMON RATS GO THE MORE BRAIN DEAD THEY BECOME !!!!!

  8. Deblasio is a POS

  9. Bill de Blasio has been a truly arrogant and incompetent mayor, but the NYC voters picked him. New York City is nearly always reliably liberal and Democrat, and that’s baffling to me when it’s been the occasional Republican mayor like Rudy Giuliani that’s done the best job as mayor. New York loves the Crooked Clintons, the bullying and threatening Chuck Schumer, and impeachment-deranged money-wasting clowns like Jerry Nadler. Wise up, New York! Get rid of de Blasio and elect a Republican mayor, arrest and remove from your city both Clintons for treason and other high crimes, and send Schumer and Nadler packing. Things will improve substantially for your currently badly mismanaged, Democrat-run, de Blasio-wrecked City should your voters get smart and elect Republicans into office.

  10. Both should be put on blast by all papers. It’s their responsibility to order supplies. Instead they wanted a lottery if something happened. Now they see how ridiculous that idea is so they’re blaming the president. He inherited the shortage in supplies from Obama. See where this is going. All democrat states are mismanaged. At least Cuomo is cooperating a little with Trump but Di Blasio is an idiot and should be sued for the murders he committed by telling everyone to go out when the president was saying the opposite. I hope he can’t sleep because of the murders on his hand. If not for the president closing borders early while democrats were bitching that he’s racist their city would have numerous deaths. Seems like the sanctuary cities are hit the hardest which should tell you something.

  11. The top ten states with the highest count of coronavirus are democratically run, they also have the highest death rates from it. Any sane person would ask themselves why this is so but not democrats. In fact they should be asking why democrats insisted on keeping the borders open under Obama, who backed keeping them open whole heartily, when they knew H1N1 originated in Mexico, ground zero, and illegals were bringing it into our nation and infecting our people resulting in thousands of our citizens dying while Obama played golf and pissed around for six, count them, SIX FRIGGIN’ MONTHS before he made a move to do anything and you want to whine about Trump who tried to shut anyone flying in from China down in Jan. but, you have to remember this, the democrats yelled “racist” at Trump and insisted the flights be allowed. They would throw gas on a fire with thousands of our citizen in the building if Trump called the fire department then yell it was all his fault our citizens died just like they did with corona. They shelled out bad advice to spite Trump and all the citizens suffered the results of their hatred.

  12. HE IS DEFINITELY A CROOKED COMMIE DEMON RAT !!! LETS NOT FORGET IT WAS CUOMO THAT LET ALL THOSE DISEASE RIDDEN ,RAPIST, MURDEROUS ILLEGAL ALIENS INTO NYC ….THEIR MOB MENTALITY HAS ENDANGERED ALL OF THE CITIZENS OF NY NOT JUST THE CITY !!!!NOW I HEAR CUOMO WANTS THE UPSTATE HOSPITALS TO SEND THEIR VENTILATORS TO NYC LEAVING THE PEOPLE OF UPSTATE WITHOUT THEM ….I HOPE EVERYONE REALIZES THAT HE DOESN’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT UP STATE NY!!!!

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