'Step Aside and Resign': Bongino Slams Cuomo for 'Disgraceful' Remarks About America
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's comment saying that America "was never that great" was disgraceful, former NYPD officer Dan Bongino said on Saturday.
The New York governor made the remark as a rebuke of President Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan during a bill-signing event on Wednesday.
“We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” he said.
Bongino said Cuomo’s comments were some of the worst he's ever heard from a politician.
Cuomo (D) later backtracked through a spokesperson, but Bongino said on "Fox & Friends" that his comments can't be taken back.
"These are disgusting, disgraceful comments," he said. "Cuomo should step aside and resign. He has no business being the governor of one of the greatest states in the country."
Cuomo's spokesperson said that "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."
The governor himself also attempted to clarify what he said, calling it "inartful."
Trump blasted Cuomo for his remarks as well, saying on Twitter that the governor is having a "total meltdown."
“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
Cuomo replied, saying that what the president claims to be making "great again" in the country are sexism, racism and discrimination.
.@RealDonaldTrump: What you say would be 'great again' would not be great at all...We will not go back to discrimination, segregation, sexism, isolationism, racism or the KKK.
Like NY's motto says: Excelsior -- Ever Upward (not backward) https://t.co/nrcUrsYJCO
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 16, 2018
Watch the segment above.