New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo basically said Wednesday that Donald Trump should fear for his safety if he returns to New York City in response to a story that the President wants to slash federal funds to “lawless” cities like New York.
Cuomo said during an emergency press briefing,“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.”
Cuomo ranted on, “He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City, people don’t want to have anything to do with him.”
The governor Trump’s five-page memo ordering a review of federal funds that can be halted from going to NYC and similar trouble spots was illegal.
“It is more of the same from him," Cuomo insisted. "It’s political, it is gratuitous. And it’s illegal. But it is another attempt to kill New York City."
Cuomo even suggested that Trump doesn't actually care about New York’s rising murder rate.
“I think it’s because he is from New York City and New York City rejected him, always,” Cuomo said. “He was dismissed as a clown in New York City, those who know him best, like him least.”
“He was disrespected in New York City," Cuomo mocked. "Nobody took him seriously and he was just a tabloid cartoon.”
Cuomo said that Trump's “negligence” was why New York had the highest COVID-19 death toll, apparently ignoring his own order that nursing homes must accept coronavirus-positive patients.