Trump attacks Cuomo after his Democratic convention speech

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE lashed out at New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoState officials plead for more info on vaccine distribution plans Overnight Health Care: NIH chief: Trump has not met with task force in 'quite some time' | CDC reports 300,000 more deaths than expected this year | UK to start challenge trials for vaccine Cuomo: Travel within Tri-State area should be avoided due to COVID-19 spike 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 CuomoLast hurrah for the establishment media CNN's Lemon: Asking Biden, Harris about 'hypothetical' court packing 'not a legitimate question' California Republicans ordered to remove unofficial ballot drop boxes 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 NewsomCalifornia plans to review coronavirus vaccine independently OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA may violate courts with new rule extending life of unlined coal ash ponds | Trump reverses course, approving assistance for California wildfires | Climate change, national security among topics for final Trump-Biden debate Trump reverses course, approving assistance for California wildfires MORE, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamUtah increases coronavirus restrictions amid rising cases New Mexico to renew coronavirus restrictions, warning of more if cases continue to rise US coronavirus numbers rise, raising worries about winter 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.