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De Blasio Didn’t Order COVID-19 Supplies Until Two Weeks Ago

Well…. Yeah [1].

Mayor Bill de Blasio has blamed President Trump for the city’s severe shortage of COVID-19 supplies even though City Hall didn’t secure its first order for emergency protective gear until March 6, The Post has learned.

It gets better [2]

When Mayor de Blasio dragged aides and members of his NYPD security detail to his Brooklyn YMCA Monday morning amidst the coronavirus outbreak, fellow fitness enthusiasts were coughing and sneezing — and a mentally ill person was walking around touching the equipment, a gym source said.

“It’s crazy that he made his staff and detail come with him to the gym and expose them like that,” the source said.

But the incident is just one example of the mayor’s disregard for the health of his staff during the crisis, multiple sources told The Post.

There’s also growing frustration from senior aides, who fault the mayor for dithering instead of making decisions, micromanaging instead of leading, and insisting he knows best instead of listening to others, three sources said.

And here’s the thing:

‘Thank god for Cuomo,’ is a common refrain among the mayor’s staff, made only partly in jest, sources said.

That’s because Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken the lead on the city’s COVID-19 response — canceling the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, shutting down large venues including Broadway, and even pushing the mayor to close public schools.

A Communist who is an ineffective micromanager? Who would have ever thought?

We are talking about a city government that is on a level with San Francisco, in terms of stupid. And it starts at the top.

The supposed New York City leadership treated this virus like it was just a minor thing, nothing to worry about. We were told at the time that Trump started imposing travel bans, that he was overreacting and being a racist.

But now in retrospect, look at the dates in question, and you’ll see that the response to Trump’s actions changed from “he’s a racist” to “he’s not being hard enough on the virus, not doing enough”, right around the March 6th date that the NYC government finally took action.

And, OMG…. how bad is it when the the blithering idiot, Cuomo, is considered the adult in the room?