Gov. Cuomo: Trump refusal to concede 'height of irresponsibility and narcissism'

Gov. Cuomo: Trump refusal to concede 'height of irresponsibility and narcissism'
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New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoHochul raises .6 million since launching gubernatorial campaign Former aide says she felt 'abandoned' by Democrats who advanced Garcetti nomination as ambassador to India De Blasio says he won't run for New York governor MORE (D) in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday blasted President TrumpDonald TrumpJudge rules Alaska governor unlawfully fired lawyer who criticized Trump Giuliani led fake electors plot: CNN Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE's decision not to concede this year's presidential election to President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenNew York woman arrested after allegedly spitting on Jewish children Former Sen. Donnelly confirmed as Vatican ambassador Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE, stating that the president's actions were irresponsible.

"It's shameful what he has done, Wolf. This transition was probably one of the most important transitions ever, right? We're dealing with coronavirus. The numbers are going up. We have to have the Biden team hit the road running. There should be no gap in the baton pass," Cuomo said. 

"And for [Trump] not to have the Biden people in an orderly transition, is just the height of irresponsibility and narcissism," he added.

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He went on to condemn Trump's handling of the coronavirus, saying that the president offered states very little help.

"The states really did all the work, as you know, on COVID. All the president did was point to the states and said 'You're in charge,' " Cuomo said.

He further criticized Trump and his administration's refusal to aid with a streamlined transition. Many GOP lawmakers as well as Trump have publicly refused to provide Biden's team with government intelligence and have declined to acknowledge him as president-elect.

"It's shameful that he is still in denial. The numbers couldn't be any clearer. And that he's not doing a transition — it's just inexcusable" the New York governor said. "And then to try to cast doubt on our democracy and our electoral process with no evidence whatsoever, it's just more division; more negativity that has corroded this country for four years."

Trump made his first public appearance since the election on Friday when he discussed the development of coronavirus vaccines. He did not offer a concession at the time and solidified his stance that he will not issue a nationwide lockdown amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

“This administration will not be going to a lockdown. Hopefully, the — the, whatever happens in the future, who knows which administration it will be, I guess time will tell, but I can tell you this administration will not go to a lockdown,” he said.