Trump knocks Cuomo's 'blunder': 'His political career is over!'

Trump knocks Cuomo's 'blunder': 'His political career is over!'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE on Friday afternoon lashed out again at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his claim that America was "never that great," claiming that Democrat’s “political career is over!”

“Which is worse, Hightax Andrew Cuomo's statement, “WE’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, IT WAS NEVER THAT GREAT” or Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants MORE’s “DEPLORABLES” statement,” Trump tweeted on Friday. 

Trump was referring to Cynthia Nixon, the former “Sex and the City” star who is running as a progressive challenger to Cuomo in the New York governor’s Democratic primary. Cuomo has a tremendous lead in polling and is expected to secure the Democratic nomination.


"We’re not gonna make America great again," Cuomo said at an event earlier this week, referencing Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” "It was never that great."

"We have not reached greatness," Cuomo said. "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," he continued. "And every woman’s full potential is realized and unleashed and every woman is making her full contribution. When that happens, this nation is going to be taken even higher."

The governor’s office later clarified the remarks, claiming that Trump has ignored decades of discrimination in the history of the U.S.

"The expression I used the other day was inartful, so I want to be very clear," Cuomo said on Friday. "Of course America is great and of course America has always been great. No one questions that."

Trump has previously attacked Cuomo over the remark, claiming his home state's governor was having “a total meltdown.” The president tweeted about it again earlier Friday, questioning if the governor could “survive” the backlash from the comment.

Cuomo also hit back with his own tweet on Friday, saying "America is great because it rejects" Trump's "hate-filled agenda."