Andrew Cuomo Pushes New Book Celebrating His Leadership. Janice Dean Fires: ‘Profiting On The Deaths Of Over 30,000 New Yorkers’

Appearing on NBC’s “Today” show, New York governor Andrew Cuomo discussed his new book, “American Crisis,” that speaks of his “hard-won lessons in leadership and his vision for the path forward.”  During the interview, Cuomo likened the COVID pandemic to a sporting event, claiming, “The game isn’t over.”

Cuomo’s comments enraged Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean, whose husband tragically lost both his parents to COVID-19; they were residents of assisted living facilities or nursing homes in New York. Dean fired on Twitter: “Profiting on the deaths of over 30,000 New Yorkers. … Also, the governor refers to the pandemic and the deaths of our loved ones (as) ‘a game.’”

“Today” host Willie Geist asked Cuomo about the book, due to be released on Tuesday. “Let’s talk about the book, ‘American Crisis,'” he began. “I want to talk about some of the details of it. But just broadly, the idea that — can you see why a lot of people think if you say ‘We’re in the halftime of this,” that writing a book, a retrospective in the middle of it, sort of celebrating the things that you ‘did right,’ feels off and strange given what may be ahead?”

“No, Willie. It’s not a celebration at all. The game isn’t over,” Cuomo responded. “It is halftime. We didn’t lose; it’s only halftime. We had some success but we also are making a lot of mistakes. And when we go into the locker room as a nation and we talk about the first half, we better learn, because if we don’t learn the lessons, the second half is gong to be worse. I can tell you that. We have to stop the denial; we have to stop the politics; we have to stop the partisanship. We’re dealing with a virus. The virus doesn’t respond to politics.”

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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