Rachel Maddow got humiliated as she was forced to eat her critical words about Trump’s plans to get hospital ships to New York City in a timely manner.
On her show, Maddow claimed that the US Navy wouldn’t be able to reach New York City anytime soon (video at bottom). However, the ship arrived in New York harbor this morning.
CNBC reported that Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday welcomed the arrival of a Navy hospital ship that will relieve New York hospitals dealing with a rapidly expanding load of coronavirus patients.
The USNS Comfort will provide around 1,000 hospital beds, and 1,200 personnel to New York. It will be used to treat patients that don’t have COVID-19 to free up other hospital rooms for coronavirus patients, the governor has previously said.
Earlier this month, President Trump ordered the dispatch of the hospital ship to New York and her twin, the USNS Mercy, to Los Angeles to assist with the outbreak there.
The USNS Mercy arrived in Los Angeles last Friday.
The vessels, which were transformed from hulking oil tankers into 1,000-bed hospital ships, are nearly three football fields long and 10 stories high, making them the largest hospital ships in the world.