America ‘was never that great’ and won’t be great until all Americans share true equality, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday in a speech blasting Republican President Donald Trump and his slogan, ‘Make America Great Again.’
Cuomo, who is considered a potential White House contender in 2020, made the remarks at a bill signing event in Manhattan.
He said Trump wants to return to a period of greater sexism, racism and intolerance toward immigrants.
He said New York would strive to be a liberal alternative where people of all backgrounds have the same opportunities.
‘We’re not going to make America great again – it was never that great,’ said Cuomo, who is running for a third term this November.
‘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 and unleashed and every woman is making her full contribution,’ he said.
‘We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged.’
The crowd at the event reacted with surprised gasps and laughter to the comments, which were highly unusual for a politician of Cuomo’s stature and experience.
Republicans quickly pounced.
‘America, with its imperfections, has always been great,’ said Marc Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive who faces Cuomo in this year’s election.
‘Mr. Cuomo owes the nation an apology. He should be ashamed of himself.’
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Source: Daily Mail