August 8, 2020


Shot: Governor Cuomo pushes back at President Trump’s school opening tweets, saying it’s a state decision.

Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed back against President Donald Trump on Wednesday for pressing elected officials to open schools this fall arguing that the federal government does not have the authority to make such a decision.

On Tuesday, President Trump pushed state and city leaders to open schools for in-person classes this autumn stating that some schools were keeping their doors closed not because of the coronavirus but for political reasons.

“They think it’s going to be good for them politically, so they keep the schools closed,” said President Trump during a White House discussion on school plans for the fall, according to the Associated Press. “No way. We’re very much going to put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools.”

—AM New York, July 8th.

Chaser: Cuomo Clears All New York Schools to Reopen Next Month, Says It’s Ultimately Not Up to Him.

“Parents have to be included and believe the plan makes sense. Teachers have to be included and believe the plan makes sense. They are the ultimate determination,” Cuomo said this week. “If a teacher doesn’t show up, you can’t open the class. If a parent doesn’t send their child there’s no child to educate.”

—NBC4 New York, yesterday.

As Steven Crowder tweets, “Media insisted Trump was killing kids with talk of reopening schools. Now that Dems are actually doing it, watch the press suddenly do a 180!”

Speaking of 180s:

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