Gov. Cuomo: “I am not bothered that the president didn’t call. I am bothered by an attempt by anyone to try to politicize this situation.” pic.twitter.com/o3RAYLP0So
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 1, 2017
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio both criticized attempts to politicize the horrific NYC terror attack yesterday during this morning’s press conference.
Both said they did not receive calls directly from the president, but were called by Acting Homeland Security Sec. Elaine Duke.
“No one up here wants to politicize any of this,” de Blasio said, “and I don’t think anyone should be politicizing this tragedy.”
Cuomo added the following:
“I am not bothered that the President didn’t call. I am bothered by an attempt by anyone to try and politicize this situation. That plays right into the hands of the terrorists. They’re trying to disrupt, they’re trying to create mayhem, they’re trying to divide.”
— ABC News (@ABC) November 1, 2017
Minutes later, Cuomo weighed in on Trump’s tweets, in which the president talked about immigration and knocked Chuck Schumer:
“The president’s tweets, I think, were not helpful. I don’t think they were factual. I think they tended to point fingers and politicize the situation. He was referring back to an immigration policy that dealt with a lottery and blaming people who passed that immigration policy. His tweet wasn’t even accurate, as far as I’m concerned.”
Watch above, via ABC News.
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