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Trump says he is ‘producing tremendously’ for New York


President Trump in an early morning tweet on Wednesday said that he is “producing tremendously” to help New York City and New York state amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

Trump said that he is “working very hard” to help the city and state and “dealing with” Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).

“I am working very hard to help New York City & State,” he tweeted. “Dealing with both Mayor & Governor and producing tremendously for them, including four new medical centers and four new hospitals.”

“Fake News that I won’t help them because I don’t like Cuomo (I do). Just sent 4000 ventilators!” he added.

Cuomo on Tuesday pleaded for the federal government to send 30,000 ventilators to the state, warning that its hospitals will be overwhelmed by the growing number of cases. The governor had said the state had obtained 7,000 ventilators, including 400 from the federal government.

The president responded to the governor’s appeal during a Fox News interview later Tuesday, saying Cuomo is “supposed to be buying his own ventilators.” 

“We’re going to help, but if you think about Governor Cuomo, we’re building him four hospitals, we’re building him four medical centers. We’re working very, very hard for the people of New York,” he said.

New York has been hit hard by the virus, with more than 25,600 people across the state infected and more than 200 deaths reported. New York City itself has counted almost 15,600 cases and 192 deaths.

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