New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at the Democratic National Convention Monday evening that the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. is a "man-made threat by our own negligence."
The big picture: The New York governor has drawn national attention for a take-charge approach to the coronavirus that contrasted with Trump's, mixing an unapologetic, pragmatic, action-oriented approach with emotionality. He has the potential to reach centrist voters and male voters.
What he's saying: "We know that our problems go beyond the coronavirus. COVID is the symptom, not the illness. Our nation is in crisis. And in many ways, COVID is just a metaphor," Cuomo said.
- "Now, we need a leader as good as our people. A leader who appeals to the best within us, not the worst. A leader who can unify, not divide. A leader who can bring us up, not tear us down. I know that man, I've worked with that man. I've seen his strength, I've seen his pain, and I've seen his heart. That man is Joe Biden."
Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details from Cuomo's speech.