New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared to rush to Trump’s aid as he slammed “unprofessional” and disrespectful reporters.
Despite the on-going feud with the president, Cuomo appeared to have defended Trump as he insisted “there’s a disrespect that never existed” sweeping across the nation.
According to the NY governor, some reporters ask “unintelligent” questions whereas the press is coming along with a “nastier tone” than ever before.
“There is a nastier tone now with the press. It’s not just New York, it’s across the nation. There’s a nastiness, there’s a disrespect that never existed,” Cuomo said during a Monday interview.
“I’ve watched hundreds of press conferences over the years. If anyone used the tone that they use with me in some of these press conferences — if you did that with my old man, you’d be lucky if he didn’t walk around and deck you.
“The way they questioned President Trump at some of these press conferences I’ve never heard, I’ve never heard that tone with the president.”
When asked if he believed that Trump deserves respect, Cuomo suggested that “the office of the president” should be respected.
Further lashing out at the reporters, the governor insisted some of them “don’t know the facts” and ask “really bias questions.”
“They’re going to come with a questioning fitting what their editor wants that night. You have reporters who ask questions that are just really unintelligent but I try to get past that because they’re a member of the press and the relationship is with the press,” Cuomo raged on.
“I’m doing this to inform people through the press so just because a person is a jerk, doesn’t mean that person doesn’t count.”
While the governor initially appeared to defend Trump from the media, he later took a swing at the president over his response to the pandemic.
“Never have you had a national pandemic handed to 50 governors. It was a bizarre federal concept, because it was really a federal obligation,” Cuomo insisted.
“When it’s 50 states involved, it makes it national and the federal government should be involved but this president said, ‘oh no, it’s up to you, don’t worry, I have your back.’”
The NY governor also took the opportunity to praise Joe Biden over the president-elect’s recent meeting with governors.
“He was open, he was bipartisan, he was friendly, he wasn’t talking at us, he was asking us questions. It was a totally different reaction even with the Republican governors, while some are still not willing to concede, but even those Republicans took very well to Joe Biden,” Cuomo added.
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