Trump slams Chuck Schumer’s coronavirus aid gripes and says 51 cargo planes are bringing supplies to US – The Sun

PRESIDENT Donald Trump slammed Sen. Chuck Schumer’s coronavirus aid complaints and said 51 cargo planes are on their way to the United States with supplies.

Trump, a native New Yorker, seemed to be responding to a Thursday morning MSNBC appearance by Schumer, the New York senator.

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Trump tweeted: 'Somebody please explain to Cryin’ Chuck Schumer that we do have a military man in charge of distributing goods'

Schumer urged increased production and better distribution of materials under the DPA, and a process with a "military man" in charge.

He praised his governor and mayor for what he described as searching everywhere for equipment and said on MSNBC: "The system that the administration has put in place is horrible. I am sending a letter to the President."

He said Trump needs to "put in charge a czar of the whole production and distribution of these materials under the DPA [Defense Production Act]."

The President appeared to fire back via Twitter about 30 minutes after Schumer was interviewed.

He tweeted: "Somebody please explain to Cryin’ Chuck Schumer that we do have a military man in charge of distributing goods, a very talented Admiral, in fact."

Trump appeared to be referring to the US surgeon general, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams.

"New York has gotten far more than any other State, including hospitals &; a hospital ship, but no matter what, always complaining.

"It wouldn’t matter if you got ten times what was needed, it would never be good enough.

"Unlike other states, New York unfortunately got off to a late start. You should have pushed harder. Stop complaining & find out where all of these supplies are going. Cuomo working hard!

Trump insisted that the Federal Government is sending "massive amounts of medical supplies" directly to hospitals and medical centers.

"Sending many Ventilators today, with thousands being built. 51 large cargo planes coming in with medical supplies," he tweeted.

A Russian plane carrying medical equipment landed yesterday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY.

Before Schumer went into detail about Trump's response to COVID-19, he opened up about the uncertainties of coronavirus.

He commented on how exact coronavirus symptoms, survival rates of being on ventilators, and the chance of getting the virus a second time is still unknown.

"We need someone unpolitical to produce the materials more quickly, including supply chains, and to distribute them to the places that are most needed," Schumer said.

He added: "To not have my governor have to call California and compete with other states. My mayor told me he called Sweden to try and get some ventilators.

"That is not how this should be done."

Schumer also stressed the importance of pushing unemployment checks out as soon as possible.

Despite his harsh words, he did credit Trump for answering calls, but said he was "way behind the eight ball" on testing and production.

As the coronavirus pandemic worsens, US unemployment numbers hit a record high at 6.6 million claims in a week, with more than 10 million overall losing their jobs during the virus crisis.

The labor pains come as approximately three-fourths of Americans are under stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

More than 215,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in America, making it the highest confirmed figure in the world.

At least 5,100 people have died from coronavirus complications across the country.


On Wednesday, President Trump warned the nation it faces “horrific days” ahead amid fears the virus could kill up to 240,000 people in the US.

He said: "Our country is in the midst of a great national trial unlike any it has ever faced before."

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