“The way they question President Trump at some of these press conferences, I’ve never heard that tone with the president,”
Cuomo also stated that he’s seeing a “nastier tone” with the press, both in New York and across the nation, than ever before.
Adding that such behavior wouldn’t have been tolerated when his father was governor. The late Mario Cuomo was New York’s governor from 1983 through 1994.
“I’ve watched hundreds of press conferences over the years,” Cuomo said. “If anyone used the tone that they’ve used with me – if you did that with my old man, you’d be lucky if he didn’t walk around and deck you.”
Pressed by host Alan Chartock on whether Trump deserved such behavior, Cuomo argued that both reporters and public officials should respect the “institution that each person represents,” even when they dislike the individual.
“You have reporters who ask questions that are just really unintelligent, but I try to get past that because they’re a member of the press . . .,” Cuomo said. “So, just because a person is a jerk doesn’t mean that person doesn’t count. I think the same thing is true with an elected official. You want to say, ‘I don’t like the president, and I disrespect him.’ I know, but it’s still the office of the president.”
This was a very revealing interview between Cuomo and Alan Chartock https://t.co/CR5Qhc4kq0
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 25, 2020
Andrew Cuomo Disingenious As Ever
Of course, Cuomo’s comments would come as a shock to anyone, considering that not only has Cuomo become one of President Trump’s fiercest critics over the COVID-19 vaccine, but also just weeks ago Cuomo went so far as to say that:
“If I wasn’t governor of New York, I would have decked him.”
But if one was to delve into what motivated Cuomo to defend President Trump against the fake news media.
It’s not hard to see that Andrew Cuomo’s about-face stems from his own recent run-ins with the fake news media.
Cuomo has faced increasing criticism in recent weeks over his new Covid-19 restriction orders which came on the heels of his recently released, over-the-top, self-congratulatory book on how he gained control over the Coronavirus pandemic.
Just last week Cuomo was ripped apart by the media after mocking reporters about New City Schools being open.
Then, just minutes later getting thoroughly embarrassed by NYC’s mental midget Mayor Bill de Blasio who announced that he’s closing all NYC schools due to the Big Apple’s surge of COVID infections.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) mocks and argues with a reporter during a testy exchange about school openings. pic.twitter.com/POwVxX4NTl
— The Recount (@therecount) November 18, 2020
Cuomo Gets Caught Doing What Cuomo Does Best
Last week NY Governor Andrew Cuomo condescendingly lectured New Yorkers that they must avoid gathering with their loved ones for the holidays.
But on Monday, New York’s ‘Do as I say, not as I do‘ hypocrite governor announced that he would be spending Thanksgiving with his daughters and elderly mother.
But even before the media was able to roast him for his latest 180.
But just two-hours later the Cuomo campaign reversed the Governors’s claim which reversed his original decision, which hysterically now placed Cuomo exactly where he started from originally.
Less than two hours after @NYGovCuomo said in a radio interview that his 89-year-old mother, Matilda, would join him for Thanksgiving, senior adviser @RichAzzopardi now says the Democratic governor’s plans have changed — he will be working on the holiday.
Full statement here —> pic.twitter.com/VzTrd0F5Ld
— Jimmy Vielkind (@JimmyVielkind) November 23, 2020