On Thursday, September 3, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo responded very critically to President Donald Trump’s call to cut funding to several cities his administration labeled as â€œanarchist jurisdictionsâ€ late Wednesday, specifically singling out New York.
â€œHe canâ€™t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City,â€ Cuomo told reporters during a conference call Wednesday night. â€œForget bodyguards. He better have an army if he thinks heâ€™s going to walk down the streets in New York.”
Cuomo took to Twitter to continue his attack on President Trump. Cuomo handled the Covid pandemic horribly, allowing Covid positive patients into nursing homes, not using the hospital ship that President Trump sent, and being an all-around ass about everything.
After the George Floyd death, New York Cityâ€™s murder rate shot up 59 percent in July compared to last year, and shootings spikedÂ 177 percent.Â Meanwhile, theÂ City Council agreed in July toÂ cut $1 billion from the NYPD budget.
New York City receives about $7 billion a year in federal funding.
Cuomo’s comments received the backlash that was expected. A senior advisor on his team had to come out and “clarify” what Cuomo meant saying, thatÂ Trump is â€œpersona non grata after everything he did to his now-abandoned home town.â€