New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo snapped at a reporter on Wednesday who asked him about whether schools were going to be shut down as the coronavirus pandemic once again worsens in the state.
“I’m a little unclear about New York City schools,” the reporter said. “The other day you said this is the city’s decision, they have an agreement at 3%, today you said, well I might have to impose an orange zone and I might have to close the schools, which an orange zone does. So what’s going on?”
“Alright, first of all, let’s try not to be obnoxious and offensive in your tone,” Cuomo responded. “Because you’re 100% wrong. These laws have all been in effect for months. I’ve always said, we set initial parameters and then the school district picks the percent within those parameters. New York City picked 3%. We announced the orange zone law over a month ago. I don’t know if you were here or if you were paying attention but that has been in effect for over a month. It always said, if by the state’s numbers, you hit 3%, the schools close.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) mocks and argues with a reporter during a testy exchange about school openings. pic.twitter.com/POwVxX4NTl
— The Recount (@therecount) November 18, 2020
Cuomo then called on another reporter who also asked him if the schools were going to be open tomorrow.
“The schools are open by state law,” Cuomo snapped. When the reporter said he thought the other reporter’s question was not obnoxious, Cuomo responded, “Well, I don’t really care what you think. Of course, you agree with him because you’re in the same business with him.”
New York City officials later announced that they were closing down the entire school district starting tomorrow as the city grapples with another spike in coronavirus cases.
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Gov. Cuomo just had a mental breakdown when a reporter simply asked a question about whether or not schools are open in NY tomorrow.
He literally started screaming at the reporter. pic.twitter.com/NBem5zpnK0
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) November 18, 2020
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