Trump says Cuomo's 'political profession is more than' after governor claimed America 'was never that great'
President Trump slammed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday, claiming &ldquohis political career is more than&rdquo soon after the Democrat&rsquos remarks earlier this week declaring that America &ldquowas never ever that excellent.&rdquo
&ldquoWhich is worse, Hightax Andrew Cuomo’s statement, &lsquoWE&rsquoRE NOT GOING TO MAKE AMERICA Wonderful Again, IT WAS Never THAT Wonderful&rsquo or Hillary Clinton&rsquos &lsquoDEPLORABLES&rsquo statement,&rdquo Trump tweeted, referring to Clinton&rsquos comment about some Trump supporters in the course of the 2016 presidential election campaign.
Comparing the two, Trump went on to say that he thought Cuomo&rsquos &ldquowas a larger and much more incompetent blunder.&rdquo
&ldquoHe must simply win his race against a Super Liberal Actress, but his political career is over!&rdquo he tweeted.
TRUMP SAYS CUOMO &lsquoHAVING A TOTAL MELTDOWN&rsquo Soon after GOV&rsquoS EARLIER REMARK THAT AMERICA &lsquoWAS In no way THAT Wonderful&rsquo
Cuomo is facing off against actress and activist, Cynthia Nixon, in a gubernatorial principal race.
Throughout a bill-signing event on Wednesday, Cuomo took aim at Trump&rsquos &ldquoMake America Great Once again&rdquo slogan when he made the controversial comment.
"We’re not going to make America wonderful once again. It was by no means that wonderful," Cuomo mentioned, drawing a mix of gasps and chuckles from the crowd.
&ldquoWe have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every American is completely engaged, we will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women, 51 percent of our population, is gone and each woman&rsquos complete prospective is realized and unleashed and every single woman is making her complete contribution,&rdquo he went on to say.
Following the remarks, a spokeswoman for the governor stressed that Cuomo "believes America is excellent," which will grow to be a lot more evident "when every man, lady, and youngster has complete equality. America has not yet reached its maximum prospective."
Throughout a conference contact on Friday, Cuomo also told reporters that he was "inartful" when he created his earlier remarks.
"I want to be really clear: Of course America is fantastic and of course America has constantly been fantastic," Cuomo mentioned. "My family is proof of American greatness."
He went on to get in touch with the president "vindictive, petty and little" and said the "Make America Great Once more" slogan reflects Trump’s desire to return America to a time of greater intolerance and inequality.
"Everything he does is repugnant of our values," Cuomo said.
TRUMP ASKS HOW CUOMO CAN SURVIVE Following SAYING AMERICA &lsquoWAS Never THAT Fantastic&rsquo
The president very first replied to the comments on Wednesday and renewed his criticism of Cuomo early Friday, saying the lawmaker &ldquo&rsquochoked&rsquo badly&rdquo with his potentially &ldquocareer threatening statement.&rdquo
He also questioned how the New York politician would &ldquosurvive generating the statement.&rdquo
&ldquoHow does a politician, Cuomo, recognized for pushing people and companies out of his state, not to mention having the highest taxes in the U.S., survive creating the statement, WE&rsquoRE NOT GOING TO MAKE AMERICA Fantastic Once more, IT WAS Never ever THAT Excellent?&rdquo Trump tweeted. &ldquoWhich section of the sentence is worse?&rdquo
Fox News&rsquo Adam Shaw and The Connected Press contributed to this report.
Published at Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:30:00 +0000