GOP buys New York governor a bus ticket to Canada after he said America 'was never that great'
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Republicans reportedly purchased a bus ticket for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to go to Canada after he said that America "was never that great” at an event earlier this week.

The Associated Press reported on Thursday that the state's Republican Party bought a $55 one-way ticket for the New York Democrat to go to Montreal after his controversial remarks on Wednesday.

According to the publication, the ticket is only valid until Friday. 

The report comes just days after Cuomo said at a Manhattan event that America "was never that great." 

The governor made the remarks in reference to President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE's popular slogan: “Make America great again," suggesting it was backward-looking.


Cuomo has drawn criticism from both of his Democratic and Republican opponents for the remark as he faces reelection for a third term in November. 

Trump also hit back at the governor for his remarks on Wednesday, saying on Twitter that Cuomo was “having a total meltdown. 

“'WE’RE NOT GONG TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, IT WAS NEVER THAT GREAT,'" Trump tweeted. "Can you believe this is the Governor of the Highest Taxed State in the U.S., Andrew Cuomo, having a total meltdown!" 

Cuomo's office also sought to walk back the governor's comments on Wednesday, saying in a statement that he believes the U.S. is great, but that it has not reached its "maximum potential."