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Hillary Thanks Cuomo Despite Staggering Nursing Home Deaths

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Crowds pack Memorial Day hot spots despite COVID social distancing calls. Trump says schools in US should be opened “ASAP.” Trump defends decision to play golf.

Today’s update features New York’s former senator and 2016’s losing presidential candidate.

Despite the staggering number of nursing home deaths as a result of the gubernatorial lockdown rules, Hillary Clinton praised New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in a Memorial Day tweet.

“I’m missing our Chappaqua Memorial Day parade today while also feeling grateful to leaders like [Cuomo] for making responsible decisions to keep people safe,” Clinton wrote. “Wishing everyone a safe and healthy holiday. @BillClinton and I will be waving our flags at home.”

Clinton, who represented New York in the U.S. Senate from 2001 to 2009, included a photograph of herself alongside Cuomo at a previous Memorial Day celebration.

…An executive order by Cuomo signed in late March mandated that nursing homes readmit coronavirus patients after they no longer needed hospitalization. Critics believe this policy caused the virus to rip through nursing homes filled with victims in the most vulnerable age group.

Cuomo repealed the policy earlier this month and forbade hospitals from discharging patients back into

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