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Andrew Cuomo knocks Trump: ‘To live together, it can’t be red or blue’

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) blasted President Trump’s policies as “anti-American” in an interview broadcast Sunday, arguing that the president should focus less on partisan divisions.

Speaking with John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York, Cuomo said the focus ahead of next month’s midterm elections should be on the “red, white and blue wave” instead of differences among political parties.

“To govern, to live together, it can’t be red or blue. It can’t be conservative or liberal. You have to bring everyone together. You have to have an agenda that brings everyone together,” Cuomo said.

{mosads}”I think, frankly, that’s the point the president misses time and time again,” he added. “He plays to the polarization and exacerbates the polarization. … It’s a red white and blue wave.”

Cuomo cited the Trump administration’s family separation policy and its treatment of women as issues on which the federal government has further divided Americans. Cuomo argued that the focus should be on policies that unify the country.

“Once you start to demonize our differences, you unleash a cancer on the body politic that you can’t control. And that’s what is happening right now,” Cuomo said. “And that’s why we have to start talking about the red, white and blue wave.”

While Cuomo on Sunday urged bipartisanship and a focus on common ground, he has been among the most outspoken critics of Trump. He has decried the president’s “hate-filled agenda” and blamed Trump for “fanning the flames of racism” in the wake of violent clashes in New York City connected to the right-wing group the “Proud Boys.”

Cuomo, who is considered a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, is up for reelection in November. After defeating actress and activist Cynthia Nixon in a primary last month, the governor will face Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro (R) in the general election.

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