New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said President Donald Trump was “in denial” about COVID-19, telling Trump to “admit you were wrong.”
“Well you know what, Mr. President? Reality wins… every time. You don’t defeat reality,” Cuomo said.
Trump officials have blamed the surge in coronavirus cases on increased testing, but the rise in the percentage of people testing positive and increased hospitalizations are not linked to more tests.
Three states with at least 500 total deaths – Arizona, Louisiana and Texas – have seen the rate of fatalities increase for two weeks or more. Deaths in Arizona rose 63% in the week ended June 28, one of the largest increases in the country.