TRUMP: ‘Can you believe this is the Governor of the Highest Taxed State in the U.S…having a total meltdown…’
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo showed where Democrats stand in their thought about the United States when he countered President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan — “Make America Great Again” — by saying America “was never that great.”
He made the comment during a campaign speech about “fighting for New York women and girls” in New York City on Aug. 15, USA Today reported.
“We’re not gonna make America great again,” Cuomo said. “It was never that great.”
Dani Lever, press secretary for Cuomo, released a statement to clean up the media mess.
“Governor Cuomo disagrees with the President,” Lever wrote. “The Governor believes America is great and that her full greatness will be fully realized when every man, woman, and child has full equality. America has not yet reached its maximum potential.”
Then she turned the conversation toward Trump.
“When the President speaks about making America great again – going back in time – he ignores the pain so many endured and that we suffered from slavery, discrimination, segregation, sexism and marginalized women’s contributions,” Lever wrote.
The president replied on Twitter to Cuomo’s statement that America “was never that great.”
“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
Cynthia Nixon, who will challenge Cuomo in the Democratic gubernatorial primary on Sept. 13, said the comment was a poor attempt to rouse the progressive base.
“I think this is just another example of Andrew Cuomo trying to figure out what a progressive sounds like and missing by a mile,” Nixon said in a statement.
Watch Cuomo’s speech here: