Some appear to assume so: The hashtag #PresidentCuomo — referring to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — was trending on social media Saturday because the social gathering’s voters continued to mull who ought to tackle President Trump in November.
Only a day earlier, the hashtag #WhereIsJoe was trending as some questioned why Biden’s nationwide profile appeared to shrink amid the disaster — a state of affairs Biden mentioned he deliberate to handle subsequent week.
Cuomo has been showing on tv every day because the coronavirus disaster started – largely as a result of his state leads the nation, with greater than 12,000 confirmed circumstances of the virus, often known as COVID-19.
Many viewers have been responding to Cuomo’s feedback about teenagers and younger adults, a lot of whom Cuomo says have been “unintelligent and reckless” in refusing to heed authorities’ recommendation about “social distancing” to keep away from spreading the virus.
“These footage of individuals on seashores, these movies of younger folks saying, ‘That is my spring break, I am out to social gathering,'” Cuomo informed reporters Thursday at a information briefing in Albany, the state’s capital metropolis. “That is so unintelligent and reckless. I am unable to even start to precise it.”
Cuomo was again at it Saturday.
“There’s a significant amount of non-compliance, especially in New York City, especially in parks,” the governor mentioned, once more referring to congregating younger folks, according to the New York Post. “I’m gonna go down there today, I want to see what the situation is myself.”
“President Cuomo is really raising the bar for leadership [right now], and I’m here for it. #PresidentCuomo#CoronavirusPandemic,” one Twitter person wrote.
“Proud to have Gov Cuomo not only leading NY but also the country. #PresidentCuomo.” one other wrote. “We’re already tested more people than any city . . .”
The governor’s frequent appearances on tv – nationwide in addition to native — gave the impression to be overshadowing Biden and Sanders, the 2 Democrats whose presidential campaigns have largely stalled because the coronavirus disaster started.
Cuomo’s sudden emergence within the highlight might have the 2 White Home hopefuls fearful.
‘Hopefully by Monday … ‘
On Friday, Biden – who had all however clinched the social gathering’s nomination earlier than the disaster started, with a formidable string of main victories over Sanders — announced plans to launch every day coronavirus information briefings of his personal.
The announcement got here because the hashtag #WhereIsJoe was trending, Mediaite.com reported.
“I want to be in daily or least in significant contact with the American people and communicate what I would be doing, what I think we should be doing, and how we should be doing it,” Biden informed reporters. “Hopefully by Monday we’re going to be in a very different place in terms of the ability to be in communications with all of you.”
‘One hell of a job’
In the identical convention name, Biden admitted that Cuomo has been “doing one hell of a job.”
Sanders on Saturday steered sending $2,000 to every American for pandemic reduction – a determine that topped the $1,200 that the Senate was debating because it labored on a coronavirus reduction invoice.
On Friday, Sanders hosted an internet roundtable from his house state of Vermont, urging People to work collectively to fight the outbreak, WCAX-TV of Burlington, Vt., reported.
The Biden and Sanders camps have additionally reportedly been in regular contact concerning coronavirus, filling the void as quite a few states have postponed presidential primaries.
However for Sanders, the efforts might already be too little, too late, given the delegate gap between him and Biden following the latest primaries.
Nevertheless the Democrats’ state of affairs shakes out, Biden, Sanders – and Cuomo – might every stay hard-pressed to problem Trump in November: On Friday, outcomes of an Ipsos/ABC Information ballot mentioned a majority of People – 55 p.c – authorized of the way in which the president was dealing with the disaster, The Hill reported.