America was never that great: Cuomo remark ignites firestorm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo set off a firestorm Wednesday when he took direct aim at President Donald Trump and his “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.

“We’re not going to Make America Great Again,” Cuomo said in Manhattan. “It was never that great. We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged.”

Republicans quickly seized on the comment, suggesting that Cuomo’s remark was offensive and unpatriotic.

New York Republican Committee Chairman Ed Cox said all Democrats should condemn Cuomo’s comment.

“It’s shocking that Andrew Cuomo would make such an offensive remark that insults the people of this country, the ideals upon which she was founded and the countless men and women who have fought and died to protect her,” Cox said.

Marc Molinaro, the GOP candidate for governor, said Cuomo should be ashamed of himself and owes the nation an apology.

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