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The 10 Best Moments From Governor Cuomo’s COVID-19 Press Briefings

“Thank you for participating in a modicum of federal responsibility. Thank you for having the federal government participate in a federal emergency.”

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“I’m doing everything I can, but people are still dying and that is hurtful and humbling and painful. Just painful. And this is a long time to be under that level of pain. What do you look like when you come out the other side? I don’t know.” (April 2, 2020)

“You want me to say thank you? Thank you for doing your job. Thank you for participating in a modicum of federal responsibility in a national crisis… Thank you for having the federal government participate in a federal emergency.” (April 17, 2020)

“You don’t have the right to burden [other people] with your irresponsibility… You don’t have the right to risk someone else’s life.” (April 6, 2020)

“It’s insensitive, it’s arrogant, it’s self-destructive, it’s disrespectful to other people, and it has to stop and it has to stop now. This is not a joke and I am not kidding.” (March 22, 2020)

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“Well, what if? What if? What if? What if we can’t get the ventilators? What do we do if we don’t have enough ventilators? Then you use bag valve masks. What is a bag valve mask? This is a bag valve mask.” (March 28, 2020)

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“The way we basically are acquiring ventilators is the state is buying them. They are very expensive and the state is broke, so I have no desire to buy more ventilators than we need.” (April 2, 2020)

“And then he says, this is a 50 piece puzzle. Oh no, no. That’s called the map of the United States. It’s not a puzzle. And those lines are called states and those states have constitutional power. “ (April 17, 2020)

“It always seems that the poorest people pay the highest price. Why is that?” (April 8, 2020)

“Trying to access a government program is like trying to break into a bank sometimes.” (April 11, 2020)

“What are you going to grant me what the Constitution gave me before you were born? It’s called the 10th Amendment. I didn’t need the President of the United States to tell me that I’m governor… Maybe he should have read the constitution before he said he had the power to open the states.” (April 17, 2020)

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