New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo slammed America during a speech.
Trying to draw a distinction between his views and President Trump’s, Cuomo questioned America’s greatness.
The New York Times reports:
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo mocked President Trump’s ubiquitous “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan on Wednesday, quickly drawing the ire of Republicans from New York to the White House for saying that America “was never that great.”
“We are not going to make America great, America. It was never that great,” Mr. Cuomo said. “We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged.”
Cuomo is now trying to repair the political damage of his statement.
In a subsequent statement, Cuomo spokeswoman Dani Lever said Cuomo was expressing his disagreement with Trump’s positions.
“The governor believes America is great and that her full greatness will be fully realized when every man, woman, and child has full equality,” Lever said. “America has not yet reached its maximum potential.”
President Trump pounced on Cuomo’s comment:
“WE’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, IT WAS NEVER THAT GREAT.” Can you believe this is the Governor of the Highest Taxed State in the U.S., Andrew Cuomo, having a total meltdown!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018
Cuomo’s attempt to get attention by drawing a contrast with President Trump backfired.
The policies promoted and implemented by President Trump is Making America Great Again and slamming America is not the path to enhance Cuomo’s political ambitions.