NEW YORK – Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday morning ripped President Donald Trump for raising questions about whether New York hospitals were properly handling protective masks sent their way.
“It’s insulting,” de Blasio countered. “It’s outrageous. It’s incredibly insensitive right now to the people giving it their all.”
Trump raised eyebrows on Sunday by wondering out loud if every mask was being used.
“I want the people in New York to check—Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio—that when a hospital that’s getting 10,000 masks goes to 300,000 masks during the same period, people should check that because there’s something going on,” Trump said on Sunday.
He continued: “I don’t think it’s hoarding, I think it’s maybe worse than hoarding, but check it out. Check it out. I don’t know, I don’t know. I think that’s for other people to figure out.”
De Blasio has repeatedly asked for more help from the federal government, which he reiterated Monday morning.
He has demanded another 400 ventilators from the feds this week.
De Blasio also said New Yorkers could be subject to $500 fines if they fail to abide by social distancing rules.
If the NYPD sees overcrowding on the subway, the mayor says officers will split people up.