Gov. Andrew Cuomo opened a new line of attack against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, ridiculing his "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan and knocking the president for his derisive treatment to women.
"We’re not going to make America great again," Cuomo said at a bill signing ceremony in New York City. "It was never that great. We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged."
Cuomo has blasted the president’s policies for the last several months, ratcheting up the rhetoric against the administration when it comes to immigration, taxes and gun control.
On Monday at a fundraising for Rep. Claudia Tenney in Utica, Trump mused about a Cuomo challenge in the 2020 presidential race while blasting the state’s high taxes and ban on hydrofracking.
Cuomo on Wednesday signed a bill aimed at cracking down on human trafficking. But, as he has done at other government events this summer, the event appeared to double as a veritable campaign rally. Cuomo returned to the Trump 2016 campaign slogan several times in the speech.
"He has it on his hat," Cuomo said. " 'Make America great again.' What does that mean? The whole concept is retrospective. What do you want to go back to, Mr. President?"