De Blasio called on the president to use the army to fight coronavirus
At MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed the president that “he's not acting like a commander in chief,” because he doesn't use the US military to fight the pandemic.
"The order has not been given by the commander-in-chief because he's not acting like a commander-in-chief. He doesn't know how, and he should get the hell out of the way and let the military do its job."
NYC Mayor de Blasio calls for military action amid coronavirus pandemic:— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 20, 2020
"The order has not been given by the commander-in-chief because he's not acting like a commander-in-chief. He doesn't know how, and he should get the hell out of the way and let the military do its job." pic.twitter.com/HDFtCNXETU
Bill De Blasio had previously approached US President Donald Trump with a proposal to use soldiers to build hospitals to help the growing number of patients with coronavirus.
“President Trump has to mobilize the United States military to fully act in the coronavirus situation,” de Blasio said Wednesday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”
“I am trying to help New Yorkers recognize that it is going to get a lot worse before it gets better,” says New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, calling on Pres. Trump to deploy the US military to set up hospitals in New York City. https://t.co/XyQLEGi8oN pic.twitter.com/eWxanEx9D2— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) March 19, 2020
At the moment, most of the United States is coping with the epidemic without the participation of the military, prohibiting residents from leaving their homes without urgent need, closing schools and some small enterprises.
According to the latest data, California and New York have become the states with the highest rates of virus infection.
“On Thursday the president announced that he was deploying one of two U.S. Navy hospital ships to New York City. The other is expected to be deployed to Seattle in the coming days,” reports The Hill.
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