Donald Trump: Andrew Cuomo ‘choked’; ‘I have already MADE America Great Again’
President Trump declared Friday that he “already MADE America Great Again” as he mocked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his “really dumb statement.”
Mr. Trump said Mr. Cuomo “choked” when he said America was never great. The president said it could “be a career threatening statement.”
Wow! Big pushback on Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York for his really dumb statement about America’s lack of greatness. I have already MADE America Great Again, just look at the markets, jobs, military- setting records, and we will do even better. Andrew “choked” badly, mistake! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2018
When a politician admits that “We’re not going to make America great again,” there doesn’t seem to be much reason to ever vote for him. This could be a career threatening statement by Andrew Cuomo, with many wanting him to resign-he will get higher ratings than his brother Chris! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2018
Mr. Cuomo is running for re-election in New York and faces challenger Cynthia Nixon, an actress and activist, for the governor’s seat. In late July, Mr. Cuomo was up by an average of 33 points, according to Real Clear Politics polls.
During a bill-signing event Wednesday, Mr. Cuomo criticized Mr. Trump’s “MAGA” slogan while commenting on gender equality.
“We’re not going to make America great it was never that great,” Mr. Cuomo said. “We will reach great greatness when every American is fully engaged.”
In response to the wave of backlash, Mr. Cuomo’s press secretary Dani Lever said the governor’s comments were in opposition to the president, not the country.
“When the president speaks about making America great again going back in time he ignores the pain so many endured and that we suffered from slavery, discrimination, segregation, sexism and marginalized women’s contributions,” Ms. Lever said. “The governor believes that when everyone is fully included and everyone is contributing to their maximum potential, that is when America will achieve maximum greatness.”