Cuomo Rebukes Trump For Threat To Cut Federal Funds To Democratic Cities

Written by on September 3, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Wednesday personally assailed President Donald Trump, in response to Trump’s risk to defund cities like New York Metropolis as a part of his election 12 months tradition battle towards largely Democratic areas.

“He higher have a military if he thinks he’s going to stroll down the streets in New York,” Cuomo informed reporters on a name Wednesday evening. “He’s persona non grata in New York Metropolis, and I believe he is aware of that, and he’ll by no means come again to New York, as a result of New Yorkers will always remember how gratuitously imply he has been.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump issued a memo directing federal companies to “overview the usage of Federal funds by jurisdictions that allow anarchy, violence, and destruction in America’s cities.” Alleging with little proof that they’re “lawless” and “anarchist,” he listed main cities the place police have responded with extreme drive to this summer season’s anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests, together with New York Metropolis; Washington, D.C.; Seattle; and Portland, Oregon.

The risk seems to be a part of his “legislation and order” reelection technique designed to enchantment to white voters, and one other try and downplay his shambolic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All through the decision, Cuomo continued to assault Trump personally, and introduced up the leaked recording of his sister, retired federal choose Maryanne Trump Barry. On the recording, which was obtained by The Washington Submit, Barry is heard attacking her brother’s “phoniness” and “cruelty,” and saying that he “has no ideas” and “you may’t belief him.”

“Those who know him greatest like him least. That’s true about New York Metropolis, that’s true about his circle of relatives,” Cuomo mentioned. “His sister, a former federal choose, is disgraced by him. What does that say about an individual?”

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