Despite his current race against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, you’d be excused for thinking New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is running against President Donald Trump.
On Sunday, Cuomo said of the President: “Every neighborhood has one, the scared, small man in the house with the high fence and the shiny mailbox, afraid of people who are different.”
At First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, Cuomo called Trump’s vision for the country “a frightening portrait,” saying the President’s desired wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is meant to send the message: “We need to keep them out […] they are the poor people, they are the people who speak a different language, they are the people who worship a different god, they are the people who have a different sexual orientation.”
“If a woman dares to speak up, then King Trump attacks her,” the governor said, before detailing Trump’s attacks on Omarosa Manigault Newman, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina.
“He so emboldened the white supremacists, that when they showed up to rally in Charlottesville, they didn’t even bother wearing a hood!” he said of the “Divider in Chief.”
“I believe this President is un-American,” Cuomo said separately. “I believe it’s un-American to give cover to white supremacists. I believe it’s un-American to deny people’s basic right to health care. I believe it’s un-American to deny a young person’s dream to come to college. I believe it’s un-American to discriminate against a person because of sexual orientation. I believe its un-American to take babies out of the arms of their mothers because they want to come into this country. I believe it’s un-American to put children in cages. I believe its un-American to lock up refugees.”
“Mr. Trump,” he said, “I’ve known you for 30 years you may be a slick salesman who fooled a lot of people in this country, but you didn’t fool me and you didn’t fool a lot of New Yorkers.”
The most recent back-and-forth between Cuomo and the President began on Wednesday last week, when Cuomo brought up Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan and said America “was never that great. We have not reached greatness.” Trump said the governor was having a meltdown and urged him to resign.
“Of course America is great and of course America has always been great,” Cuomo said Friday.