NEW YORK – During a speech yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stunned his audience by saving America “was never that great.” His comment was met with gasps and some boos from the crowd. President Trump called the incident “a total meltdown.”
Cuomo went on to say, in the larger context of his remarks, that America will “reach greatness when every American is fully engaged,”
Cuomo staff immediately tried to soften the remark, saying Cuomo believes America is great but that the nation’s full greatness has yet to be reached.
“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
Late Wednesday night, Trump tweeted ” ‘WE’RE NOT GONG 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!”
Libertarian challenger Larry Sharpe tweeted his response to Cuomo’s remark.
“I’m a US Marine Corp Veteran who loves our great prosperous Nation that we are fortunate to call Home, and wants to make NY the great state it was BEFORE the insane taxes, stifling regulations and Cuomo reigns.”
Cuomo’s Republican challenger, Marc Molinaro, said Cuomo “owes the nation an apology. He should be ashamed of himself.”