CNN Omits Cuomo COVID Cover-Up Amidst WH Visit

Standing in front of one of First Lady Jill Biden’s giant heart-shaped Valentine’s Day decorations that simply said “kindness,” CNN White House correspondent Jeremy Diamond reported on Friday that President Biden would meet with a bipartisan group of governors and mayors to discuss COVID relief. Among those present would be New York’s Andrew Cuomo, but Diamond kindly omitted Thursday’s revelations regarding his fellow CNN colleague’s brother. 

After informing viewers about the decorations behind him and updates from Capitol Hill, Diamond reported, “Today President Biden turning to helping drum up public pressure and stress the urgency of the need for this relief. Meeting this afternoon — not this afternoon, in about a couple hours with a bipartisan group, nine governors and mayors. Governors including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson to show you the bipartisan range that will be happening here.” 

Diamond continued talking about Biden’s plan, “And he’s expected to talk about the need. And some of these governors and mayors are also expected to talk about the need that they feel for this $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. Yesterday we heard the president announce that he has secured additional 200 million additional vaccine doses that he expects to be delivered to the federal government by the end of July.”

After the conclusion of Diamond’s remarks, CNN went to commercial teasing an impeachment-related interview with Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. Viewers just tuning in would have been unaware that a Cuomo aide admitted to covering up nursing home deaths out fear of the feds.

Meanwhile on MSNBC, during their preview of the meeting, White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell noted, “Andrew Cuomo is among them and of course there have been a lot of issues in the last 24 hours about his handling of nursing homes and the COVID cases in his state.”

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Here is a transcript for the February 12 show:

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JEREMY DIAMOND: She’s told me this morning that she wanted to send a message of joy during these difficult times that we are facing. And that is where President Biden is turning his attention today to the coronavirus pandemic and the response that is needed. You mentioned the House Ways and Means committee yesterday passing a key threshold to advance this coronavirus relief bill. Today President Biden turning to helping drum up public pressure and stress the urgency of the need for this relief. Meeting this afternoon — not this afternoon, in about a couple hours with a bipartisan group, nine governors and mayors. Governors including New York governor Andrew Cuomo, the governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson to show you the bipartisan range that will be happening here. And he’s expected to talk about the need. And some of these governors and mayors are also expected to talk about the need that they feel for this $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. Yesterday we heard the president announce that he has secured additional 200 million additional vaccine doses that he expects to be delivered to the federal government by the end of July. I asked the president also this morning how quickly those would actually turn into shots in arms. Something that he made clear yesterday is that just because they have the vaccine supply doesn’t mean it immediately gets into arms but he told me he hopes by the end of the summer, nearly every adult American will have been able to get vaccinated. 

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Administration officials are expected to meet with airline executives from some of the top U.S.-based airlines. Of course, Ed Bastian, the CEO of Delta told Poppy the other day this question about testing every passenger on domestic flights would be a huge blow to the industry and that is something that is top of mind for these airline executives, something they’re very concerned about. But the administration is still considering that step. So you can expect that to be a topic of discussion. Of course, federal payroll relief to the airlines is also expiring at the end of next month. I asked the white house press secretary last week whether that’s something the white house is willing to do to provide more aid for the airlines. For now, it’s not in that $1.9 trillion package, but I’m sure that’s something that will be a topic of discussion today. 

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