Trump attacks Cuomo after his Democratic convention speech

President TrumpDonald TrumpIran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries Pardon-seekers have paid Trump allies tens of thousands to lobby president: NYT MORE lashed out at New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoGovernors say no additional vaccine doses coming, despite Trump admin promise Mississippi runs out of coronavirus vaccine as state expands eligibility Cuomo announces performance initiative to revive New York's arts economy MORE (D) after his Monday speech at the Democratic National Convention, saying the governor does not have “a very good memory” about the coronavirus pandemic.

The president criticized Cuomo by retweeting a video posted by his campaign showing Cuomo praising the Trump administration for its assistance during the pandemic in different clips.

“Cuomo, just like his brother Fredo, has not got a very good memory!” Trump posted, referencing CNN’s Chris CuomoChris CuomoCNN's Smerconish lauds Trump on ,000 relief checks: 'Most effective thing he's done' post election Pennsylvania AG calls Ted Cruz a 'sad sack' after Trump asks for his help in Texas lawsuit Chris Cuomo on Lindsey Graham: 'You don't mean save the country. You mean save your ass' MORE, whom he has called "Fredo" after “The Godfather” character.


Cuomo slammed the Trump administration during his virtual convention speech for its management of the coronavirus pandemic.

"Our nation is in crisis, and in many ways, COVID is just a metaphor," the governor said. "A virus attacks when the body is weak and when it cannot defend itself. Over these past few years, America’s body politic has been weakened."


“Americans learned a critical lesson how vulnerable we are when we are divided and how many lives can be lost when our government is incompetent.”

Shortly after Cuomo spoke, the Trump campaign posted the video that included a series of clips of Democratic governors — including Cuomo, California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomHarris to resign from Senate seat on Monday California governor calls in National Guard to secure state Capitol Mississippi runs out of coronavirus vaccine as state expands eligibility MORE, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamNew Mexico fines two megachurches K each over packed Christmas Eve services CHC urges Biden to choose Latinos to head Education Department, SBA: report Hispanic Caucus ramps up Cabinet pressure campaign MORE — commending the administration.

The video showed Cuomo speaking in three clips from different coronavirus press conferences, including one where he applauded Trump’s team for being “on it.”

“I know a team when they’re on it. I know a team when they’re not on it. His team is on it,” Cuomo said. “They’ve been responsive late at night, early in the morning.”

“These were just extraordinary efforts and acts of mobilization and the federal government stepped up,” he said in a separate clip. “We needed help and they were there.”

New York state and New York City were some of the first epicenters of the coronavirus in the U.S. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the state has recorded 425,916 COVID-19 cases and 25,236 fatalities, according to state data.