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Millionaire Gov. Cuomo is slammed for 'profiting from public health crisis' by writing leadership book based on pandemic - (but what about presiding over worst state death toll, 6,000 nursing home deaths and the slowest, most ruinous reopening?)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been criticized for penning a book about New York's response to pandemic after overseeing the worst state death toll in the country, misery in nursing homes and the slowest reopening from the nation's strictest lockdown. 
The New York governor's publisher announced Tuesday that his book, 'American Crisis', will be released October 13, three weeks before Election Day. 
News of his book deal sparked fury online, with many criticizing his response to the crisis which saw the state become the global epicenter of the disease, at least 6,600 virus-related deaths at nursing homes and a death toll of 25,256.  A total of 655 people tested positive for the virus Monday out of 66,891 tests; eight people died.
Financial terms for 'American Crisis' were not disclosed but Cuomo was represented by Washington attorney Robert Barnett, whose other clients include former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. DailyMail.com has contacted Barnett and publisher Crown for comment on fees. 
The advance for his memoirs in 2014 was reported to have been $783,000.  
Following the announcement former Arkansas governor and Republican Mike Huckabee said: 'Cuomo writing a book abt leadership in China Virus is like having Harvey Weinstein write a book called "How to Treat a Lady."  His colleague at Fox, Janice Dean, added: '@NYGovCuomo's leadership was an American Crisis.' 
On Twitter Drew Holden wrote: 'Cuomo killed thousands of nursing home residents and now he’s writing a book about it where he’ll deflect the blame AND make money. Everyone involved in this is downright ghastly.' 
Others pointed to the fact he has managed to write the book during the pandemic, releasing it before his state is even fully reopened. 
Donald Trump wrote: 'A horrible Governor. Crime is taking over NYC & State, everyone is leaving. He is after the NRA - They should move to Texas or elsewhere, and must get tough. Cuomo killed 11,000 people in nursing homes alone. Crooked & Incompetent!' 
Cuomo's administration has refused to divulge the exact number of nursing home deaths, leading to speculation the state is manipulating the figures to make it appear it is doing better than other states and to make a tragic situation less dire. 
Andrew Cuomo has come under fire for penning a book about New York's response to pandemic after overseeing more than 32,000 deaths in the state
Andrew Cuomo has come under fire for penning a book about New York's response to pandemic after overseeing more than 32,000 deaths in the state
News of his book deal sparked fury online, with many criticizing his response to the crisis which saw New York City become the global epicenter of the disease and thousands of virus-related deaths at New York nursing homes
News of his book deal sparked fury online, with many criticizing his response to the crisis which saw New York City become the global epicenter of the disease and thousands of virus-related deaths at New York nursing homes
Donald Trump tweeted about the deaths in New York nursing homes on Monday
Donald Trump tweeted about the deaths in New York nursing homes on Monday 
NY Governor Cuomo speaks at virtual Democratic National Convention
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Cuomo has already received some of his strongest criticism for the thousands of virus-related deaths at New York nursing homes.  
On March 25 the governor of New York ordered that those recovering from COVID-19 be sent back to their nursing homes, to help free up hospital beds for the sickest patients as cases surged.
Over a month later, on April 29, the Health Department clarified that homes should not take any new residents if they were unable to meet their needs, including a checklist of standards for coronavirus care and prevention. 
In the meantime, some nursing homes felt obligated and overwhelmed. 
On May 10 reversed the directive, and blamed Donald Trump.
This cover image released by Crown shows 'American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the Covid-19 Pandemic' by Andrew Cuomo
This cover image released by Crown shows 'American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the Covid-19 Pandemic' by Andrew Cuomo
 
'Why did the state do that with COVID patients in nursing homes?' said the governor at the time. 
'It's because the state followed President Trump's CDC guidelines. So they should ask President Trump.' 
A recent AP investigation found that the state's death toll of nursing home patients, already among the highest in the nation, could be significantly more than reported. 
Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, only New York explicitly says that it counts just residents who died on nursing home property and not those who were transported to hospitals and died there.
So far, Cuomo's administration has declined to release the number. The governor has called criticism of nursing home deaths politically motivated.
But one critic, Sean Johnson, wrote on Twitter: 'Cuomo completely failed and forcefully sent the elderly to their deaths. 
'New Yorkers fled their state and seeded the outbreak throughout the country. This is disgusting that you're pushing his "How to Kill Old People" book.' 
Noam Blum noted: 'He wrote a book while tens of thousands of people in his state were dropping dead.'  
@winenotme1 wrote: 'How on earth did he find the time to write a book?'
Jim LeNoir questioned: 'So now he will make money off the crisis?'
Brittany Hughes said: 'So in the middle of a pandemic, while thousands of his own state's citizens were dying in nursing homes, Cuomo had time to WRITE A BOOK so he could profit off a public health emergency. And this is the left's hero.. 
And Journalist Laura Marsh added:' I do not think Andrew Cuomo should be devoting any of his time to writing a book, while we still cannot reopen schools safely and mass evictions loom.'  
Cuomo's administration has refused to divulge the exact number of nursing home deaths, leading to speculation the state is manipulating the figures to make it appear it is doing better than other states and to make a tragic situation less dire
Cuomo's administration has refused to divulge the exact number of nursing home deaths, leading to speculation the state is manipulating the figures to make it appear it is doing better than other states and to make a tragic situation less dire
Cuomo gained a national following through his management of the coronavirus pandemic. 
The news of his book comes the day after Cuomo addressed the Democratic National Convention and called the virus' spread a metaphor for a country weakened by division. 
New York State now has one of the lowest infection rates in the U.S., a welcome contrast to the spring, when it had one of the highest.
'In his own voice, Andrew Cuomo chronicles in `American Crisis´ the ingenuity and sacrifice required of so many to fight the pandemic,' according to Crown, 'sharing his personal reflections and the decision-making that shaped his policy, and offers his frank accounting and assessment of his interactions with the federal government and the White House, as well as other state and local political and health officials.'
Cuomo had said last month that he was thinking of a book, commenting during a radio interview on WAMC that he wanted to document the 'entire experience, because if we don't learn from this then it will really compound the whole crisis that we've gone through.'
Cuomo gained a national following through his management of the coronavirus pandemic
Cuomo gained a national following through his management of the coronavirus pandemic
Cuomo has already received some of his strongest criticism for the thousands of virus-related deaths at New York nursing homes. In this Friday, April 17, 2020 file photo, a patient is wheeled out of the Cobble Hill Health Center by emergency medical workers. The facility has listed dozens of deaths linked to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic
Cuomo has already received some of his strongest criticism for the thousands of virus-related deaths at New York nursing homes. In this Friday, April 17, 2020 file photo, a patient is wheeled out of the Cobble Hill Health Center by emergency medical workers. The facility has listed dozens of deaths linked to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic
Cuomo shoots down investigation into COVID-19 nursing home deaths
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In an excerpt from 'American Crisis' that Crown shared with The Associated Press, Cuomo emphasized the importance of confronting fear.
'The questions are what do you do with the fear and would you succumb to it,' he wrote. 'I would not allow the fear to control me. The fear kept my adrenaline high and that was a positive. But I would not let the fear be a negative, and I would not spread it. Fear is a virus also.'
Cuomo is also the author of 'All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life,' which came out in 2014.
He is currently serving his third term and has been praised for his blunt, straightforward press conferences, and for a time was even mentioned as a possible presidential candidate. 
His style has differed notably from the more erratic approach of President Trump, a Republican with whom he has clashed often. 
Cuomo has said that Trump is 'in denial' about the severity of the pandemic and has faulted him for ignoring advice from scientists. Trump has blamed Cuomo´s 'poor management' for New York´s tens of thousands COVID-19 fatalities.

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