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In Feud With Trump, Gov. Cuomo Calls President "Un-American"

File photo: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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File photo: Ex-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spent part of his Sunday morning tearing into President Donald Trump.

Appearing at a Brooklyn church, the two-term Democrat criticized Trump’s actions and words on a range of issues including guns, women, immigration, and taxes.

Cuomo, who referred to the Republican as “King Trump” and “un-American,” delivered words directly to the president.

“Mr. Trump, I’ve known you for 30 years. You may be a slick salesman who fooled many people in this country, but you didn’t fool me and you didn’t fool New Yorkers,” said Cuomo.

It’s the latest dust up between the two men after Trump attacked Cuomo on Twitter following the governor’s remarks that "America was never that great.”

Cuomo, who made the comment while criticizing the president last week,  walked back those remarks in a conference call, saying his words were “inartful.”  Trump called the statement "career threatening."

Viewed by some as a potential candidate to run against Trump in 2020,  Cuomo has denied interest in a presidential campaign, saying he's focused on his run for a third term.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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