Liberal New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) made a speech ahead of this weekend’s Women’s March in Manhattan, and used the opportunity to once again disrespect President Donald J. Trump.
Cuomo vowed to continue efforts to make New York into “the socially progressive capital of the nation,” as he criticized the president for his opposing views during a breakfast Saturday morning.
Fox News reports:
The federal government wants to take us back[ward],” Cuomo said. “You have a president of the United States who simply does not respect women.”
“It’s that simple,” Cuomo said. “It’s a simple issue of respect and perception of the relationship.”
Cuomo said Trump views his interaction with women as part of a beauty pageant pointing to the report the president asked that more Scandinavians should emigrate to the United States.
“More Norwegians,” he said. “He’s still thinking ‘Miss America contest’.”
Cuomo made the remarks as the state’s 2018 gubernatorial election nears, with State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) and Erie County Executive Joel Giambra as declared Republican candidates.
He added that he is not upset with the government shutdown, as it appears to pause the Trump agenda on social issues.
Cuomo continued to put himself in the middle of a women’s movement, sending out tweets about the march. One highlighted his vow to, “pass the contraceptive care act in New York” and another declared: “Last year was the reckoning — this year is the battle. Our Women’s Agenda is a bold set of policies to help advance gender equality in New York. #WomensMarch2018 .”
— NYCLU (@NYCLU) January 20, 2018
Last year was the reckoning — this year is the battle.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 20, 2018