De Blasio did not beat around the bush and asked Trump directly how he was going to respond to the city’s needs.
“My question is Mr. Trump, Mr. President, are you going to save New York City or are you telling New York City to drop dead?”
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De Blasio asked Trump why he is seemingly so silent.
“President Trump, what’s going on? Cat got your tongue?” de Blasio said. “You’re usually really talkative.”
He noted New York has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak and asked how the city is expected to rebound without the proper resources.
“How on earth do you think that New York City, which has been the epicenter of this crisis, can get back on our feet without federal support,” de Blasio said.
As of Sunday evening, New York state is reporting more than 242,000 coronavirus cases and close to 14,000 deaths.
De Blasio’s comments come shortly after he reported the city may not reopen until August or July, as IJR previously reported.
Other lawmakers have accused Trump of failing to produce and distribute enough testing.
“The White House’s vague and inconsistent document does nothing to make up for the president’s failure to listen to the scientists and produce and distribute national rapid testing,” her statement reads.