President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE fired back early Tuesday after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) criticized the administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Cuomo wants ‘all states to be treated the same.’ But all states aren’t the same. Some are being hit hard by the Chinese Virus, some are being hit practically not at all. New York is a very big 'hotspot', West Virginia has, thus far, zero cases,” Trump tweeted.  

“Andrew, keep politics out of it,” he added. 


During a call with governors on Monday, the president said that they should take the initiative to obtain ventilators, respirators and other equipment as the country deals with supply shortages and the number of cases increase, The New York Times reported.

“Cuomo of New York has to 'do more,’ ” Trump tweeted after the teleconference. 

“No — YOU have to do something!" Cuomo responded. "You’re supposed to be the President.”

The New York governor has suggested the federal government provide guidelines to state and local governments on how to address the crisis instead of having to “scramble” themselves. 

Cuomo and other governors have set their own policies and held press conferences amid the outbreak, with Cuomo criticizing the federal government’s response as inadequate. In a Sunday New York Times op-ed, he called for Trump to activate the Army Corps of Engineers to expand hospital capacity across the country.

As of Tuesday morning, more than 183,000 people have been confirmed as having the virus worldwide and over 7,000 have died, according to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering. In the U.S., more than 4,600 cases have been confirmed and 85 deaths have been reported.