New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed a crowd on Wednesday afternoon regarding the Trump administration’s plans for deporting illegal aliens.
Cuomo incorrectly states that President Donald Trump will deport “immigrants,” likely not-so-inadvertently leaving out the correct phrase “illegal immigrants.” Regardless of Cuomo’s error, in his rhetoric, the Governor states that if Trump administration is going to start deporting, they should start with him first.
“If there is a move to deport immigrants, I say then start with me,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “If we’re going to deport immigrants, then who is safe?”
Cuomo references his parents as immigrants who came to America, though he fails to mention they went through the legal processes to reside in the U.S. as legitimate citizens.
The video of Cuomo’s speech was posted to Twitter and can be viewed below, along with tweeted responses to Cuomo’s declaration:
As I’ve said before, I say again today, if there is a move to deport immigrants, I say then start with me. pic.twitter.com/elejUuKS9J
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 25, 2017
@NYGovCuomo Forgot one word. Illegal. My grandparents had to go thru a process.
— nannid62 (@nannid62) January 25, 2017
— jacek ringwelski (@JacekRingwelski) January 26, 2017
@NYGovCuomo the term is ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS “ILLEGAL” as in against the law ?
— Michael Sowan (@BigDog307) January 25, 2017
— Alo Konsen (@OhioCoastie) January 26, 2017
— Ralph Schiano (@RalphSchiano) January 25, 2017
@NYGovCuomo guess you don’t know the difference between immigrant and. “ILLEGAL” immigrant. Make you look like a fool
— Mark S (@crazd70) January 26, 2017
@NYGovCuomo Oh GAWD,,,, you’re not really that stupid. I’m not a trump fan but you make him sound smart.
— Annie_Bannany (@Annie_Bannany) January 26, 2017
— Alex (@AlexR_Steiger) January 25, 2017
@NYGovCuomo are you here illegally? Seems like ignorance runs the in the family!
— MzzBrown (@Mzzterie) January 26, 2017
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