Trump attacks Cuomo after his Democratic convention speech

President TrumpDonald TrumpWhat blue wave? A close look at Texas today tells of a different story Democrats go down to the wire with Manchin Trump's former bodyguard investigated in NY prosectors' probe: report MORE lashed out at New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoFoo Fighters, Dave Chapelle cover 'Creep' at first MSG show since pandemic Katie Hill says 'it would take a lot' to convince her to run again for House New York City moving thousands of people from hotels back to shelters 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 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, 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 debates extending eviction moratorium to pay off all past-due rent from pandemic 'Aggressive individual' arrested after interaction with Newsom California grid operator calls on residents to conserve electricity amid heat wave MORE, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamNew Mexico launching vaccine sweepstakes with M in prizes The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Cheney poised to be ousted; Biden to host big meeting Biden vows to get 'more aggressive' on lifestyle benefits of vaccines 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.