Watters: Gov. Cuomo Trying to Be the 'Anti-Trump Crusader'
The co-hosts of "The Five" reacted to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) slamming the Trump administration and questioning the intensity of the pro-Trump vote.
Speaking at Al Sharpton's "National Action Network" conference on Wednesday, Cuomo said President Trump and his cabinet are "repugnant" and "anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-gun-safety, anti-equality, anti-environment, anti-inclusion."
Cuomo also said that Trump and Republicans nationwide did not "win" the 2016 election, but that the Democrats "lost."
"I don't believe anyone ran into the voting booth saying, 'I can't wait to vote for Mr. Trump. Boy I feel good about this!'" Cuomo said.
Jesse Watters said Cuomo is going after Trump because he's afraid of being outflanked by former "Sex & the City" star Cynthia Nixon, who's to Cuomo's left politically.
"He has to go hard left. And he's going to try to be the anti-Trump crusader, because he doesn't want to attack the 'Sex & the City' person, because she's so likable, she's a celebrity outsider, she's female, she's fun, she's interesting, she's new. And it's a better strategy just to go hard against the president," Watters said.
Kimberly Guilfoyle suggested that Cuomo made these remarks with an eye on a future presidential bid, and said he's using "inflammatory rhetoric" to stir up the anti-Trump base.
"I think you're absolutely right," Kennedy agreed. "He's looking past the State House and right to the White House. President Cuomo? What a ring..."