New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: America ‘Was Never That Great’

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rejected President Donald Trump‘s “Make America Great Again” slogan at an event on Wednesday, saying America “was never that great.”

Speaking at an event in New York City, USA Today’s Jon Campbell reported that Cuomo spent much of his event criticizing Trump:

“We’re not going to make America great again,” Cuomo said. “It was never that great. We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged. We will reach greatness discrimination and stereotyping against women — 51% of our population — is gone, and every woman’s full potential is realized and unleashed, and every woman is making her full contribution.”

“When that happens this nation is going to be taken even higher, because we have not yet fully liberated the women in this country,” Cuomo said. “And we will, and New York will lead the way, and watch New York rise.”

Cuomo is running against leftist candidate Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic primaries for governor.

His Republican challenger Marc Molinaro released a statement on Cuomo’s remark shortly after his speech, calling on the governor to apologize.

Cuomo later walked it back through a spokesperson:

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