Cuomo poster depicts Trump as 'man in the moon' watching coronavirus pandemic

Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoGovernors' approval ratings drop as COVID-19 cases mount Should Biden win, why do some assume he'll only serve one term? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Brawls on Capitol Hill on Barr and COVID-19 MORE (D) unveiled a poster Monday depicting New York’s experience during the coronavirus pandemic, including President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE as the “man in the moon.”

The governor added the pandemic-themed poster to a collection that is styled like posters from the early 20th century.

The poster depicts a mountain with a yellow line above it, representing the curve of the COVID-19 cases in New York. Symbols are used to show what took place during the period. 

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“I did a new one for what we went through with COVID[-19] and I think the general shape is familiar to you,” Cuomo said when announcing the poster at a press conference on Monday.

 

Trump is shown sitting on a crescent moon, next to the phrase, “It’s just the flu.”

“The sun is on the other side of the mountain. We just have to make it to the other side of the mountain. There's the man in the moon – ‘It’s just a flu,’” Cuomo said on Monday.

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New York started as the U.S.’s epicenter of the pandemic and has recorded 402,263 positive cases in total, leading to 24,989 deaths, according to data from the New York State Department of Health.

In recent weeks, other states like Arizona, Florida and Texas are facing rising numbers of new cases, as depicted in the poster, prompting New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to institute a mandatory quarantine for those who visit from states with rising cases.