The former mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani commented on the honest and bipartisan leadership shown by New Governor Andrew Cuomo and President Trump and named them the “stars” of the coronavirus outbreak, while being interviewed by Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business.
Rudy Giuliani responded “I think their leadership has been superb and bipartisan.” in regards to how Gov. Cuomo and President Trump are responding to a crisis that is hitting America on every border, and hitting New York worse than any other region.
Rudy Giuliani stated that he was “really impressed” with how Gov. Cuomo and President Trump responded in the early days to the outbreak. He was especially impressed because because neither leader was particularly knowledgeable about the coronavirus a few months ago and now they are protecting millions of Americans from becoming infected.
Fox Business reported on Giuliani’s appearance.
In the U.S., New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis with more than 26,000 confirmed cases. The state makes up about half of the cases in the nation.
“I’m really impressed with the way he’s handled this,” Giuliani said of Cuomo.
The president also said Tuesday during a virtual town hall with Fox News that he would “love to have the country opened up” by the Easter holiday, which falls on April 12 this year.
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Giuliani said he was captivated by Trump’s actions early on, restricting travel from China.
The former mayor added that he is also impressed that both of them have been on top of the virus that nobody knew much about just four months ago.
Giuliani believes America still has the ability to come together to fight back against the virus in a bipartisan way, like during the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
“We can when we have to because America is still America,” he said.
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As the mayor of New York City during the attacks, Giuliani was hailed as one of the heroes of the crisis. In the aftermath of the attacks, he was chosen as Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 2001 and was dubbed “America’s mayor.”
Not only are the numbers of infected New Yorkers surging, testing speed and patient to provider ratios are challenged by the growing number of healthcare workers and first responders that are contracting the coronavirus and dropping out of the frontlines.