New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo could be in serious trouble after seemingly threatening the life of President Trump after the president ordered the federal government to consider cutting back on federal funds funding for “lawless” cities like New York City.
“My Administration will do everything in its power to prevent weak mayors and lawless cities from taking Federal dollars while they let anarchists harm people, burn buildings, and ruin lives and businesses. We’re putting them on notice today,” Trump said in a tweet on Wednesday which sparked a response from Democrat politicians.
Cuomo called an emergency press briefing on Wednesday night to attack the president which is where the borderline death threats started to fly.
“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,” the Democrat said.
Cuomo, wouldn’t stop there, claiming that President Trump can’t “have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City, people don’t want to have anything to do with him.”
Cuomo then strangely attacked the president personally – “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.”
Cuomo continued “He was disrespected in New York City. Nobody took him seriously and he was just a tabloid cartoon.”
Even more stunning was Cuomo’s next claim that it was President Trump’s “negligence” that caused the state of New York to have the highest COVID-19 death toll in the country. Never mind the fact that it was Cuomo who gave the order to send COIVD-19 positive elderly patients into nursing homes – essentially creating a genocide of the elderly in the state of New York.
At the end of his emergency conference, Cuomo seemed to have realized how treasonous his early death threats sounded, and tried to reel them back a bit.
“My comment about the president and bodyguards in New York City, all I’m saying is that he is persona non grata in New York City. And I think he knows that. And he’ll never come back to New York, because New Yorkers will never forget how gratuitously mean he has been to New Yorkers and how many times he’s tried to kill the city that gave him his start and birthed him. That’s what I meant about the bodyguards.”
“As far as this statement he’s going to stop funding for New York City – he’s not a king. He thinks he’s a king but he’s not,” Cuomo continued at the press conference.
“The statutes contain the conditions [for funding] and he can’t override the law. I suspect it’s more of a political statement that he’s making than anything else, but it’s also illegal what he’s talking about,” Cuomo said.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio – who similar to Cuomo has lost control over the area he governs – also responded through his press secretary, claiming that this was somehow a “racist campaign stunt out of the Oval Office.”