Cuomo condemns Trump, calls on Republicans to do same
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is one of many Democrats condemning Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his newly-released statements in 2005, where he spoke of women in vulgar terms, and described actions that many view as sexual assault.
“This was a disrespectful, sexist, derogatory statement about all women, and it should be condemned,” Cuomo said, speaking after a briefing on an accident on the Long Island Railroad Sunday.
And Cuomo, who has a good working relationship with many Republicans in the New York State Legislature, called it a “litmus test” for GOP members in New York, and said they should “stand up and say ‘I can’t endorse this.’”
“If you stand with Trump, you stand against women,” the governor said.
Cuomo says the issue goes beyond partisan politics, saying “this garbage, this filth doesn’t fly in New York, and we won’t tolerate it.”