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Melissa DeRosa denounces Hochul’s handling of the pandemic in deleted HOURS tweet after the state of emergency

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‘Mean girl’ Melissa DeRosa, the former top aide to disgraced ex-Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, spoke harshly Friday night for how his successor was handling the coronavirus pandemic in a now-deleted tweet.

DeRosa’s tweet came just hours after Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency to deal with the ominous Omicron strain of COVID-19, and weeks after Hochul was spotted maskless in a crowded Manhattan sports bar, according to the New York Post.

“Time to move with the times — ribbon clippings and photo ops drinking beers in UES bars without masks won’t do this job,” DeRosa, the former governor’s secretary, said in a tweet she quickly deleted.

DeRosa added that the Cuomo administration was right in centralizing control during the coronavirus pandemic, while rebuking Hochul’s efforts to spread that kind of power to municipal governments.

“I’ve been back in the state for three days and have to say that the lack of a mask is very disturbing,” DeRosa said in another tweet Friday night.

Pictured: Melissa DeRosa, former top aide to disgraced ex-Governor Andrew Cuomo, had some harsh words for the Hochul administration’s handling of the pandemic in a now-deleted tweet Friday

The tweet came just hours after Governor Kathy Hochul, pictured, declared a state of emergency in the Empire State to deal with the ominous Omicron strain of COVID-19

The tweet came just hours after Governor Kathy Hochul, pictured, declared a state of emergency in the Empire State to deal with the ominous Omicron strain of COVID-19

Pictured: DeRosa's now-deleted tweet Friday night addressed to current New York Governor Kathy Hochul and her response to the growing threat of the Omicron variant

Pictured: DeRosa’s now-deleted tweet Friday night addressed to current New York Governor Kathy Hochul and her response to the growing threat of the Omicron variant

‘Food for thought Postponing mask mandates to local governments is not ’empowering’, it is abdicating responsibility.’

On Saturday, DeRosa told the Post that she deleted the harsh tweet so as not to “distract” current public health concerns.

“(I) communicated my feelings about it in a series of tweets, but I thought better of it, which I realized would distract from the real public health concern and so I deleted it,” DeRosa said.

Waking up to a WHO emergency meeting after the holidays about a new rapidly mutating variant coupled with the utter lack of masks worn in much of the state is a trigger for any New Yorker who will be out in March and April 2020. has lived,” DeRosa added.

The tweets from the former Cuomo secretary come amid mounting concerns about the Omicron COVID-19 variant in light of Hochul’s approach to the evolving health crisis.

Cuomo, pictured, described his top aide himself as a

Cuomo, pictured, described his top aide himself as a “mean girl,” according to the New York Attorney General’s report, describing a “toxic” work environment created by the governor and his adviser

DeRosa came under fire for helping Cuomo manipulate COVID deaths in nursing homes while his staff helped him with a book he was writing about his response to the pandemic

DeRosa came under fire for helping Cuomo manipulate COVID deaths in nursing homes while his staff helped him with a book he was writing about his response to the pandemic

While no cases of Omicron variants have yet been found in the United States, there are confirmed cases in several other countries, from Israel to Botswana.

The BBC confirmed on Saturday that two cases had been discovered in the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, it remains unclear how effective the current vaccines will be at preventing infection from the new strain.

DeRosa was a central figure in Cuomo’s daily press conferences at the start of the pandemic. She came under fire for helping Cuomo manipulate and misrepresent the COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes while his staff helped him with a book he was writing about his successful response to the pandemic.

Cuomo himself described his top aide as a “mean girl,” according to the New York Attorney General’s report, which detailed the “toxic” work environment of the governor and his dreaded adviser.

DeRosa's tweets also come weeks after Hochul, pictured, was spotted maskless in a crowded Manhattan sports bar

DeRosa’s tweets also come weeks after Hochul, pictured, was spotted maskless in a crowded Manhattan sports bar

Known for her fierce loyalty to her boss, DeRosa, 38, has worked for Cuomo since 2013 and became a household name during the pandemic as she sat by Cuomo’s side almost daily.

However, Letitia James’s report on 11 women’s allegations of sexual harassment painted a darker picture of DeRosa’s role.

She worked to discredit some of the women, according to James’s report, and was charged in the document with “unlawful retaliation.”

DeRosa is accused in the 168-page document of helping cultivate a “toxic” workplace for young female staffers.

Cuomo, a three-term governor, resigned in disgrace in August after James, in the report, accused him of sexually assaulting several women.

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