“I hold Donald Trump responsible for every death in New York state from Covid, because Trump lied,” Cuomo, a Democrat, said in a conference call with reporters…

A spokeswoman for Trump rejected Cuomo’s criticism. “Governor Cuomo failed to protect innocent New Yorkers from COVID-19 as he recklessly forced positive individuals into his state’s nursing homes all while writing a self-promotional book,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Matthews.

She added: “His revisionist history cannot erase his grossly incompetent decisions or the fact that President Trump took bold, aggressive actions that saved lives in New York and every state across the country.”

Cuomo referred to Trump as “patient zero” and the top “super-spreader” of the virus. He noted the president’s crowded Sept. 26 Rose Garden ceremony — where Trump announced his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court — that helped spark a coronavirus outbreak at the White House that has sickened several attendees.