New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily briefings on the Trump 2020 USA Flag Keep America Great Vote Trump shirt But I will love this coronavirus pandemic, which have become must-see TV for a lot of New Yorkers and turned the 62-year-old governor into an unlikely heartthrob, took an unexpected turn on Thursday. But can you begrudge the Cuomos these moments of levity? One is in his basement, cut off from his family, wondering how sick he will get. The other has to hold a press briefing every day to announce to the public the rising death tolls in his state and warn that even more terrible days lie ahead. Is it any wonder they need a little comic relief? After an update on the latest number of new infections in New York and announcing that the state was suspending elective surgery to free up needed ventilators, Cuomo welcomed to the briefing (virtually, of course), his younger brother, Chris, the host of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time, who had recently announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was self-isolating in the basement of his Long Island home.
“Okay, your brother has it; how’s he doing?” Andrew said people have been asking him. With that, Chris appeared on a split screen, wearing a green hoodie and a black Cuomo Prime Time baseball cap. After a little back and forth, which included a dig at the Trump 2020 USA Flag Keep America Great Vote Trump shirt But I will love this governor’s somewhat unruly mop—“You look like you’ve been cutting your own hair”—Chris briefly discussed his symptoms, which included fever and chills. And he described some of the vivid and bizarre dreams he’s been having since he got sick: “I was seeing Pop, you came to me in a dream…you had on a very interesting ballet outfit, and you were dancing in the dream, and you were waving a wand and saying, ‘I wish I could wave my wand and make this go away.’ Then you spun around and you danced away.”