Cuomo’s Awkward Walkback, Decides America Sort of Great After All
“We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.”–New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday
“Of course America is great and of course America has always been great. No one questions that.”–New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo on Friday
Maybe he read up on some history. Maybe the pressure got to him. Whatever the reason, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is backing away from his previous statement that, “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.” No, really.
In a walkback of what was already a stunningly stupid thing to say, Andrew Cuomo may have topped himself with a reversal that makes him look even dumber than what he originally said. Because, the only thing worse than waffling on the question of the basic decency of America, is waffling again in trying to decide what you actually believe about America, or in lacking the courage to say something stupid and stand by it. Cuomo can’t decide which is the better option. It’s just the latest example of the lengths Democrats will go to be on the opposite side of Donald Trump, regardless of how idiotic they sound in the process.
Just days after putting two Italian loafers in his inarticulate mouth saying that, “America was never that great,” Andrew Cuomo is now attempting to put the proverbial toothpaste back in the tube. Awkwardly. With toothpicks.
“The expression I used the other day was inartful, so I want to be very clear,” Cuomo told reporters Friday. “Of course America is great and of course America has always been great. No one questions that.”
The Democratic governor’s initial remarks drew backlash of immense proportions Wednesday, including tweets from President Donald Trump who called the remarks, “potentially career threatening.”
“We’re not gonna make America great again,” Cuomo told a Manhattan audience. “It was never that great. We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged.”
Whatever that means.