Andrew Cuomo: Biden has best chance at 'main goal' of beating Trump

Andrew Cuomo: Biden has best chance at 'main goal' of beating Trump

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Monday that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat Joe Biden faces an uncertain path The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown MORE is the Democratic presidential hopeful with “the best chance” of defeating President TrumpDonald John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated MORE in 2020.

"I think he has the best chance of defeating President Trump, which I think is the main goal here," Cuomo told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. “He has the experience, he has the background, he has the talent, I think he has the personality for the moment and I think he can unify the Democratic Party.”


Biden has not yet formally announced a bid for the presidency but is expected to make it official this week. He has led nearly every poll of the field despite not being an official candidate, with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJoe Biden faces an uncertain path Bernie Sanders vows to go to 'war with white nationalism and racism' as president Biden: 'There's an awful lot of really good Republicans out there' MORE (I-Vt.) in second place in most surveys. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg: We 'probably are' on cusp of recession Chris Wallace becomes Trump era's 'equal opportunity inquisitor' Fighter pilot vs. astronaut match-up in Arizona could determine control of Senate MORE (D) has occupied third place in several recent polls.

Biden was recently hit with a series of accusations from women who say he touched them inappropriately at past public events, beginning with former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores (D). However, Biden’s position in the field has been largely unaffected by the allegations, and it does not appear to have hurt his standing with donors, either.

Camerota also asked Cuomo if he regretted not entering the race himself. Cuomo, who was reelected for a third term in 2018, was rumored earlier this year to be considering a bid if Biden chose not to run.

“I do not regret [it]. I have a great job, I love what I’m doing. I want to help elect the next Democratic president and I think Joe Biden has the best shot at doing that,” Cuomo said.