Trump suggests New York Governor is making up how many ventilators they need

During an interview on Thursday, President Donald Trump lashed out at Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), suggesting that he was exaggerating the number of new ventilators his state needed in order to properly care for all coronavirus patients.

New York has been the hardest hit state in the coronavirus pandemic, with New York City in particular being a catastrophic hot zone. The shortage of medical equipment is so severe that some nurses have been reduced to fashioning protective suits out of trash bags — and at least one nurse who did this has died.

Trump has ordered a naval hospital ship to assist New York. But questions continue to swirl about whether he has provided sufficient resources.