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

New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoDeSantis sued for not having ASL interpreter at coronavirus briefings New York adds four new states to quarantine requirement list Quarantines for out-of-state visitors exceeds governors' emergency authority MORE (D) on Monday was repeatedly questioned by his brother, CNN's Chris CuomoChristopher (Chris) Charles CuomoDemocratic super PAC to launch 'Creepy Trump' TV ad St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters have a history of suing neighbors Trump dings CNN, 'Morning Joe' ratings as Tucker Carlson sets record 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.


"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."


The back-and-forth comes as some on social media have pushed the prospect of the governor running for president. President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pitches Goya Foods products on Twitter Sessions defends recusal: 'I leave elected office with my integrity intact' Former White House physician Ronny Jackson wins Texas runoff 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 BidenBiden campaign slams Trump's Rose Garden event as 'sad affair' New shutdowns add to Trump woes CNN cuts away from Trump's 'campaign-type' Rose Garden speech 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.