No telling what Gov. Andrew Cuomo was thinking when he bashed America but his attempt to fix things just made it worse.
New York’s Democratic governor dug himself a little deeper into a hole after trying to clarify an insult to the nation he made when he tried to bash President Donald Trump.
At an event announcing the signing of a bill to combat human trafficking, Cuomo took a left turn and unloaded in a tirade against Trump. Taking aim at the president’s slogan, “Make America great again,” the liberal governor continued.
“And look, the simple point is all this comes down to this: We’re not gonna make America great again. It was never that great. We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged,” he said.
Seems like a winning 2020 slogan https://t.co/SaqochciO8
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) August 15, 2018
is he drunk
— brianvan (@brianvan) August 15, 2018
That should play well nationally. https://t.co/NfkdqzZS1F
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 15, 2018
But will this fit on a hat? https://t.co/QG5afoCzH2
— Will Rahn (@willrahn) August 15, 2018
Cuomo’s team went into damage-control.
CUOMO’s office clarifies:
“Governor Cuomo disagrees with the President. 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.”
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) August 15, 2018
.@NYGovCuomo seeks to clarify, clean up: “The Governor believes America is great and that her full greatness will be fully realized when every man, woman, and child has full equality.” pic.twitter.com/2sjx30aZbK
— Emily Ngo (@epngo) August 15, 2018
But the clarifications only seemed to make things worse for Cuomo.
But that’s not what he just said…
— Brandon Saario (@SaarioBrandon) August 15, 2018
(A flub is me writing “okay,” not “only” in the tweet above.)
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) August 15, 2018
Cuomo clarifies: “I am a blithering idiot.” https://t.co/PMJe873YEp
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) August 15, 2018
He’s very not good at this. https://t.co/zamTBDLoLw
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) August 15, 2018
“America was never that great” These are the exact words. WORDS MATTER
— jeff asencio (@jeff1113) August 15, 2018
— nifro rip skyking (@pat981776) August 15, 2018
And in classic fashion, he will receive no media pushback.
— Carl Gustav, Asst to the Regional Manager (@CaptYonah) August 15, 2018
Nice try. Errrybody heard what he said.
— indychick ? (@jott1999) August 15, 2018
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