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Governor Andrew Cuomo chatted with Howard Stern Monday. During that time, the governor, whose actions contributed to thousands dying in New York nursing homes, talked about his desire to punch the president.
He said, “If I wasn’t governor of New York, I would have decked him. Period.”
Wow! I didn’t realize that as long as I’m not a governor, I can just deck whoever I want. This will come in handy when I’m experiencing road rage or frustration in the checkout line at Walmart.
Cuomo’s anger stems, in part, from this July President Trump tweet.
.@CNN should move Fredo back to the morning slot. He was rewarded for bad ratings with a much better time slot – and again got really bad ratings. Getting totally trounced by @FoxNews. Give him another shot in the morning – He would easily beat Morning Joe’s poorly rated show!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2020
Well, that apparently didn’t sit well with Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who told radio host Howard Stern on Monday he wanted to punch Trump’s lights out over his “Fredo” dig directed toward his younger brother.
“If I wasn’t governor of New York, I would have decked him. Period,” the elder Cuomo told Stern, according to USA Today. “I mean he was attacking me, he was attacking my family, he was anti-Italian. Every nasty thing.”
The governor added, “Take away that word ‘governor’ for 24 hours, I would have had a field day with him,” the paper said.
Andrew Cuomo told Stern he brought up the issue with Trump during a White House visit, the paper said.
“I said to him, ‘You want to attack me, attack me. I don’t have a problem with that. But why are you bringing my family into it? Why are you bringing my brother into it? He’s just doing his job. He’s a journalist. And that’s what they do. He asks tough questions,'” he recalled to the radio host, USA Today said.
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The governor claimed the message fell on deaf ears.
“But Trump, he has such a fragile personality. He cannot take any criticism. It’s beyond thin-skinned …” Andrew Cuomo also told Stern, according to the paper. “He’s so emotionally fragile and desperate for affirmation. Any criticism, even if it’s purely factual, he goes crazy, and you can’t talk to him.”
Since Cuomo is a Democrat, he can get away with saying stuff like this. Heaven forbid a Republican, especially President Trump, talk like this. Liberals would be crying about threats of violence and intimidation.