NY Gov. Cuomo: Ted Cruz’s ‘New York Values’ Jab Was ‘Anti-American,’ Offensive to Gays

vlcsnap-2016-01-15-08h26m26s026New York Governor Andrew Cuomo attacked Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz Friday morning after Cruz took a shot at Donald Trump‘s “New York values” in Thursday’s presidential debate.

“Listen, there are many, many wonderful, wonderful working men and women in the state of New York,” Cruz said Thursday. “But everyone understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal or pro-abortion or pro- gay-marriage, focus around money and the media.”

Cuomo didn’t care for those comments one bit. “Not only what he said is anti-New York, it’s anti-American, Allison. I think it’s sad, I think its disturbing for all Americans,” he said on CNN’s New Day.

“In 30 seconds he offended gays, he offended women, he offended 18 million people and he offended one of the largest congressional delegations in this country. You can’t govern like that, you can’t win a campaign like that,” he insisted.

Host Alisyn Camerota pressed Cuomo, arguing that New York didn’t really share the values of cities like Dallas and Kansas City. “New York is more liberal than other places in the heartland, isn’t it?”

“Oh, you think the rest of the country is anti-gay, Alisyn?” Cuomo respomded. “No, what he said was offensive to gays. I don’t believe this country is hostile to gays. I don’t believe it’s hostile to women.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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