NY Gov. Threatens Trump, Says He’ll Need an Army to Visit Big Apple
This is a level of hyperbole not before seen in modern American politics.
Whatever amicable feelings that may have ever existed between President Donald Trump and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo are long gone, cast into the great abyss of American political theater.
These two have been going at each other with venom as of late, as Cuomo uses his frequent coronavirus briefings to attack and belittle the President, with whom he disagrees wholeheartedly on a number of subjects.
And while the two have shared a number of notable quips back and forth in recent days, the latest from Camp Cuomo appears to be an open threat against the President’s life.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday all but threatened President Trump’s safety if he returns to New York City in a rant responding to an exclusive story by The Post that Trump is looking to pull federal funds from “lawless” cities including New York.
Cuomo called an emergency press briefing within a half-hour on Wednesday night to tear into Trump for the order, which cites New York’s rising murder rate and defunding of the NYPD.
Then came the clincher…
“He better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York. New Yorkers don’t want to have anything to do with him,” the Democrat said, all but threatening the commander-in-chief.
But Cuomo — who, like Trump, hails from Queens — wasn’t done. “He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City, people don’t want to have anything to do with him.”
Cuomo went on to say that Trump’s defunding threat could stem from a place of petty revenge, with the Governor suggesting that New Yorkers liken Trump to a “clown”.
No word yet on whether or not the Secret Service agrees with Cuomo’s assessment.
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