Governor Andrew Cuomo personally attacked President Trump on Thursday – and even asked if his sister was mentally competent – before venturing the president to bet him on whether he could run a competitive run on election day in New York.
The Democrat went wild in a press conference the morning after Trump signed a memo attempting to pull funds out of New York City and other cities that allow “lawlessness”.
He dared Trump to bet money on whether he would carry New York State in November, noting Trump’s remarks to the Post last month that he would “put the state in play” against Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
“Whatever he wants to bet on his winning New York, I would ask him about it,”
“Well, if he’s serious, the old phrase,” Put your money where your mouth is. “How much do you want to bet that you will win New York? You will lose New York. Why? Because those who know the president best dislike him the least.”
He also cited alleged criticism of Trump by his sister, retired federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry, as reported in a recent book by the President’s estranged niece, Mary Trump.
“Either the nurse is not mentally competent or she is correct. I don’t hear anyone trying to overturn their decisions because of a lack of mental competence, ”said Cuomo.
Trump Barry, 83, was secretly taken in by her niece and said among other things: “Donald is on his way for Donald.”
The governor slammed Trump in an escalating battle between leaders. On Wednesday evening, Cuomo threatened Trump’s security in response to the memo on city depreciation that The Post first reported.
“He better have an army if he thinks he’s walking down the street in New York,” Cuomo said late Wednesday. “He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk around New York City.”
Trump returned fire Thursday morning with two tweets in which Cuomo was beaten up for mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic by forcing nursing homes to admit COVID-19 positive patients. Cuomo wrote a book on his crisis management and recently gave a congratulatory speech at the Democratic National Convention.
“New York Governors Andrew Cuomo have the worst record for death and China virus. 11,000 people alone died in nursing homes due to his incompetence! “Trump wrote.
At Thursday’s press conference, Cuomo mocked “Commander Trump” for describing the pandemic as a war.
“The president as commander in chief was a miserable failure in the war,” said Cuomo. “If this were an actual war, it could be brought to court martial for breach of duty.”
The governor argued that Trump’s travel ban to Europe in early March didn’t come early enough. He said Trump, not he, was “negligent”.