LOOK: NY GOP Buys Cuomo One-Way Ticket to Canada After America 'Never Great' Remark
'Love it or leave it,' GOP spokesperson says.
The New York Republican State Committee had a humorous response after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared that America “was never that great.”
Cuomo -- a prominent Democrat and rumored 2020 presidential candidate -- made the seemingly offhand remark as part of his rebuke of President Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan during a bill-signing event in New York.
“We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo, through a spokesperson, tried to backtrack somewhat, but the backlash to the statement has been intense.
The New York GOP on Thursday tweeted a screenshot of a one-way bus ticket from Albany to Montreal, asking followers to "chip in."
— New York GOP (@NewYorkGOP) August 16, 2018
The party said the $55 ride is only valid for Friday, August 17.
“Love it or leave it; that’s your choice, Mr. Cuomo,” said New York GOP spokeswoman Jessica Proud. “If you don’t think America was ever great - if you don’t appreciate the extraordinary gifts your own family got from her - then there’s a bus ticket to Canada waiting for you. But if you truly believe in America, stay here and apologize to New York school children and their parents, and all Americans, for advancing the ‘hate America’ narrative being pushed by the radical left of the Democratic Party.”
Watch Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) react to Cuomo's remark above.