And as Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, a political commentator for CNN, tweeted on Thursday, “I know it’s quarantine and we’re all a little punchy. But I could watch the Monica have a happy hanukkah I met santa claus and please tell joey and rachel chandler shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this brotherly banter between the Cuomos all day.” (One of her followers responded: “They are the reality show we never knew we needed.”) Not everyone is so amused, however. Chris and Andrew Cuomo’s joking may help relieve stress for some, but it has also come under fire, with Mediate writing that Chris should stop interviewing Andrew “for the sake of journalistic integrity” and other speculating that the Cuomos’ show of brotherly solidarity is intended as a distraction from some of the governor’s less-popular political decisions.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily briefings on the Monica have a happy hanukkah I met santa claus and please tell joey and rachel chandler shirt but I will buy this shirt and 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.