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Cuomo grilled by brother about running for president: 'No, no'

New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoNew York City moving thousands of people from hotels back to shelters Bank of America: All vaccinated workers to return to office after Labor Day US Open allowing 100 percent spectator capacity at matches MORE (D) on Monday was repeatedly questioned by his brother, CNN's Chris CuomoChris CuomoCNN insults #MeToo movement, provides happy ending for Jeffrey Toobin Club for Growth bashes CNN in social media ad The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Citizens' Climate Lobby - Biden, Capito meet today as deadline looms MORE, about whether the governor was thinking about, had ever thought about or might ever think about running for president.

Each time the governor had the same answer: "No." 

During an interview on "Cuomo Prime Time," the two brothers spoke about the governor's political ambitions, as well as New York's efforts to battle the spread of coronavirus, on which Andrew Cuomo has taken to giving daily news briefings.

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"With all of this adulation you're getting for doing your job, are you thinking about running for president?" Cuomo asked his brother.

"No, no," the governor responded curtly.

"No, you won't answer?" the CNN host shot back.

Chris Cuomo then launched a barrage of questions at the governor, including whether Andrew Cuomo might consider a run in the future or whether he was even open to discussions, to all of which the elder Cuomo responded, "No."

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The back-and-forth comes as some on social media have pushed the prospect of the governor running for president. President TrumpDonald TrumpChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US Ex-Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing more than 0K from pro-Trump PAC MORE earlier in the day said during interview on “Fox & Friends” that he “wouldn’t mind running against Andrew” as he criticized former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report OVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Poll: Majority back blanket student loan forgiveness MORE, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nominee.

Cuomo has frequently denied presidential aspirations in recent days, telling MSNBC earlier Monday that he did not want to engage Trump in political games.

"I am not engaging the president in politics," said Cuomo. "My only goal is to engage the president in partnership. This is no time for politics. I am not going to get into a political dispute with the president."

"I'm not running for president," he added.