No state had a harder time with COVID-19 than New York. The state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, was frequently lauded for his response to the pandemic. And during the crisis in New York, Cuomo frequently had to work around the non-cooperation of Donald Trump.
While Trump did little to help New York, Cuomo stopped short of criticizing him since the state needed any help it could get. The president continued to slam not only the governor, but also his brother Chris, who works for CNN. Now that Trump has lost the election the New York governor is open to saying how he actually felt about the situation. On Monday, he told Howard Stern that is he didn’t hold that position, he would have “decked” Trump.
Stern specifically asked the governor how he felt about Trump insulting his brother. Cuomo replied, “I also had the practical situation: I needed him to help New York. That was my job. If I wasn’t Governor of New York, I would’ve decked him. Period. He was attacking me. He was attacking my family. He was anti-Italian. He was every nasty thing.”
— Stern Show (@sternshow) November 9, 2020
Cuomo continued, “I’m from New York, right, so I’m very sensitive to all ethnic slights. It’s not funny. First, the mafia stereotype has been such a stain for Italians for so long —and that’s where they go when they want to get cheap and nasty.”
Trump, who regularly portrays himself as a “tough guy” has not yet responded to the comments from the New York Governor.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.