Gov. Cuomo: ‘Trump can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through NYC’
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) wasn’t happy to hear that President Donald Trump is considering pulling federal funding from cities like New York City which the president has labeled an “anarchist jurisdiction.” The New York governor said that Trump has become a hated man in his home city and could never safely return.
“He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City,” Cuomo said. “Forget bodyguards, he’d better have an army if he thinks he’s going to walk down the streets in New York. He is persona non grata in New York City, and I think he knows that, and he’ll never come back to New York, because New Yorkers will never forget how gratuitously mean he has been.”
Cuomo and Trump have had an on and off relationship during the coronavirus pandemic with both men some weeks complimenting each other’s leadership and the next week going at each other’s throats.
Trump on Wednesday announced he plans to go after the federal funding that “weak” Democrat-controlled cities are receiving if they fail to toughen up against protesters.
“My administration will not allow federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones,” Trump said. “We will do everything in our power to prevent weak mayors and lawless cities from taking federal dollars while they let anarchists harm people, burn buildings, and ruin lives and businesses. We’re putting them on notice today.”
Cuomo said that Trump thinks he is a king but he’s the farthest thing from such.
“He thinks he’s a king but he’s not. He’s a president. And there is a Constitution and there are laws, nothing that he knows anything about, but the federal budget is appropriated by law.”
The governor also said that he was not threatening the president with his comments but simply pointing out how disliked he believes Trump is by New Yorkers.
Trump continues to blame Democrat-controlled cities and states for the rise of the Black Lives Matter protests that have erupted across the nation. He has also warned Americans that if his opponent Joe Biden is elected, the nation will fall into complete disarray.
Biden continues to say that Americans’ have the right to protest but violence is wrong.
“Protesting is a right and free speech is a right, but to engage in violence, burning, looting and the rest, in the name of protesting, is wrong,” Biden said.
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