Cuomo criticizes Cruz's negative comments about New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo got involved in the rhetoric of the GOP presidential debate, appearing on three morning TV news shows to defend New York against disparaging remarks made by candidate Ted Cruz in Thursday night's debate.
Cuomo is siding with Donald Trump over Ted Cruz, after the Texas senator and presidential candidate derided “New York values” during a heated exchange with native New Yorker Trump in the debate on Fox Business News. Cuomo was on CNN and MSNBC’s Morning Joe to defend the state and city.
“It was anti-American,” Cuomo said. “It wasn’t just anti-New York”.
Cuomo says Cruz is a hypocrite, and should apologize. The interviews come as Cuomo faces heavy criticism for cutting key programs to New York City in his budget. The reductions are viewed as part of an ongoing feud with New York City’s mayor.