Politics

New York is a Ghost Town, Trump Says in Pandemic Defense

The Grind:
New York City has emptied out and businesses are struggling because of bad decisions made by Democratic officials in the city, President Trump said Thursday during the presidential debate.

“If you go and look at what happened to New York, it is a ghost town. It is a ghost town,” Trump said.

Trump said restaurants in the city “are dying” due to economic shutdowns and its Democratic-led government.

The Details:
“Take a look at New York and what’s happened to my wonderful city for so many years. I loved it. It was vibrant. It’s dying. Everyone’s leaving New York,” Trump said.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, on the other hand, stood up for New York City and said it had done a good job in controlling the spread of coronavirus infections and deaths. He said Republican-run states had fared worse than Democratic-run states.

“Take a look at what New York has done in terms of turning the curve down in terms of the number of people dying,” Biden said during the debate.

“And look at the states that are having such a spike in the coronavirus. They’re the red states. They’re the states in the. Read more…

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