New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo shocked America when he declared this week that America “was never that great.” But his bizarre attempt late Wednesday to reverse his statement is getting him royally mocked.
Speaking to a feminist crowd on Monday, where he talked about his efforts to make abortion and free emergency contraceptives easily accessible everywhere, Cuomo declared that, “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.”
He added that “We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged. We will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women — 51 percent of our population — is gone and every woman’s full potential is realized, unleashed, and every woman is making her full contribution.”
The governor was criticized far and wide on Wednesday, especially in light of his possible run for president in 2020. Not surprisingly, Trump went after him, too.
“Can you believe this is the Governor of the Highest Taxed State in the U.S., Andrew Cuomo, having a total meltdown!” he wrote on Twitter.
In a flurry of damage control, the governor’s office released a new statement in order to save face while still trying to bash Trump.
It was just about the lamest attempt at backpedaling in U.S. history.
"Jessica Proud, spokesperson for the Republican Party said, 'America is & always has been the greatest.' She should talk to President Trump who says make America great again — which obviously means he doesn't think it is great now,” the statement read.
"Governor Cuomo disagrees with the President,” it continued. “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.”
So, in other words, Cuomo is saying Trump is wrong for saying America isn’t great now, even though the governor himself said this week that America was never great, and now he’s saying America actually is great?
Oh, my head.
Not surprisingly, his reversal was roundly mocked.