Some controversial remarks made Wednesday afternoon by Governor Andrew Cuomo at an event in New York City when discussing President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro quickly released a statement, “America, with its imperfections, has always been great. Our people, our principles, and our promises have been a beacon light to the world for 242 years and counting. This governor is so determined to distract voters from his failed policies and corrupted administration that he’s willing to dismiss the steady, determined march of the American people, making and remaking the greatness of America. Mr. Cuomo owes the nation an apology. He should be ashamed of himself.”
Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb also released a statement, “For Andrew Cuomo to say America ‘was never that great’ is inexcusable and reprehensible. America is the greatest country in the world, and an apology is in order. You can dislike the President. You can disagree with his policies. You can mock his slogans. But to demean America’s greatness insults our history, our ideals, and the people from all walks of life who have built this nation. The governor continues to blur the lines between governing and campaigning, and his rhetoric has now reached an alarming new low. Andrew Cuomo has enjoyed an ‘American Dream’ kind of privilege that few can comprehend. It’s disgraceful that an elected official who has benefited so greatly from American prosperity, democracy and diversity now feels compelled to bite the hand that has fed him so well.”