Cuomo’s Implicit Threat to the President
The Democratic Governor of New York unveiled a threatening and possibly violent message against the President of the United States Wednesday evening, telling reporters that the commander-in-chief, “better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo continued his message of implicit violence, stating, “He [Trump] can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City, people don’t want to have anything to do with him.”
.@NYGovCuomo unveiled a threatening and possibly violent message against @POTUS, telling reporters that the commander-in-chief, "better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York."— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) September 3, 2020
Let me know your take on this: https://t.co/RO5kZ6tekh pic.twitter.com/XQfyzns1e5
Isn’t this a bit much? Andrew Cuomo the GOVERNOR of a rather significant state? And, isn’t this governor effectively channeling a message of violence against the President?
The answer to all three questions is…YES.
This is unacceptable rhetoric. It’s divisive, it’s threatening, and it’s unnecessary.
Meanwhile, doesn’t Cuomo have a duty to protect every person in his state? Including those that disagree with him politically? The President, while no longer a resident of New York, still owns property and businesses in New York and, as an American citizen, would deserve to be protected just like anyone else in Cuomo’s jurisdiction.
The problem now, however, is that too many on the left have decided if they don’t get their way–then the threat of violence (as we’ve seen in recent riots) is okay.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This needs to stop. We are civilized people who OUGHT to be able to have thoughtful discussions and debates–not resort to threats like Cuomo just did.
This sort of rhetoric is unbecoming of a man of his stature and his office. You are supposed to be the Governor of New York, Mr. Cuomo, not a thug in the street. Show some class and, a little respect for your country.