Fiery Cuomo Blasts 'Anti-American' Administration, Questions Voters' True Support for Trump
Relevant remarks begin around 8-minute mark.
Speaking to Al Sharpton's "National Action Network" conference in Manhattan, N.Y., Governor Andrew Cuomo ripped the Trump administration and questioned the intensity of the pro-Trump vote.
Cuomo, a Democrat from neighboring Queens, told the Midtown audience that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would "lament what has happened in this federal administration."
He said the Trump White House is "extreme and conservative... because they won't compromise."
"They want to take what they believe and impose it on you. That is not just anti-democratic, that is anti-American," Cuomo, who is running for a third term this year, said.
Cuomo said King would agree that President Donald Trump and his cabinet are "repugnant" and "anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-gun-safety, anti-equality, anti-environment [and] anti-inclusion."
Cuomo added that he's frustrated with the New York State Senate, where the Republicans hold a narrow majority. He said they refused to pass a law allowing criminals to vote while still on parole, adding that he soon will issue an executive order putting such a policy on the books.
Cuomo said Trump and the 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!'."
He called Trump's economic platform a "fantasy" and said no nation's economy can successfully go "backward" - referencing the president's call to bring jobs "back" and go "back to the good old days."
Cuomo faces former "Sex & the City" star Cynthia Nixon from his political left in the gubernatorial primary.
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