New York Governor Andrew Cuomo walked-back his recent incendiary comments about America’s “greatness” Thursday; clarifying a recent statement after the left-wing leader came under fire from both sides of the political aisle.
Cuomo was speaking at an event in New York this week when he abruptly declared “America was never that great,” citing inequality for women and other minorities living in the United States.
The Governor’s office released a statement clarifying his message Thursday morning, saying “The Governor believes America is great and that her full greatness will be fully realized when every man, woman, and child has full equality.”
“When the President speaks about making America great again – going back in time – he ignores the pain so many endured and that we suffered from slavery, discrimination, segregation, sexism and marginalized women’s contributions,” adds the statement.
Read the full statement here.
NASTY IN NEW YORK: Gov. Cuomo Says America ‘WAS NEVER THAT GREAT,' Stuns Audience
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo found himself in hot water Wednesday; coming under-fire from critics after he viciously claimed the United States of America “was never that great” and severely discriminates against women and minorities.
“We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” Cuomo said to a shocked audience in New York.
“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 added.
Watch the Governor’s stunning comments above.
BLUE STATE BLUES: Liberal Governors to SUE TRUMP ADMIN Over GOP Tax Cuts
New York’s Andrew Cuomo announced his plans Friday to form a coalition of ‘Blue State’ Governors and sue the federal government over the recently passed GOP tax legislation; saying the bill unfairly punishes east coast residents with drastically higher property taxes.
Just three states -New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut- have signed onto Cuomo’s initiative, but the group hopes to expand to California, Illinois, and other left-leaning local governments as the Republican tax cuts take effect in the coming months.
According to Fox News, the coalition blasted the legislation’s State and Local Tax Deduction, also known as SALT provision, which eliminates individual’s abilities to deduct state and local taxes from their federal filings; making people in high-tax states likely to pay more on their annual tax bill.
“The elimination of full state and local deductibility is a blatantly partisan and unlawful attack on New York that uses our hardworking families and tax dollars as a piggy bank to pay for tax cuts for corporations and other states,” Cuomo said in a statement. “This coalition will take the federal government to court to protect our residents from this assault.”
“Capping the State and Local Tax deduction had nothing to do with sound policy,” added New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. “It is a clear and politically motivated punishment of blue states — like New Jersey and our neighbors —who already pay far more to the federal government than we receive.”
Cuomo’s lawsuit is the latest instance of Democratic leaders struggling to stop the President’s tax overhaul. Earlier this month, California announced its intention to “seize” half the tax cut revenue of all corporations earning over $1 million.