(ConservativePeak.com)- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared to threaten President Donald Trump on Wednesday night, suggesting that he “better have an army” if he decides to come to New York. The state that President Donald Trump benefitted through decades of business deals and real estate projects.
Following the news that the Trump administration is starting a review on defunding four cities run by Democrats for not cracking down on violent left-wing riots, Cuomo suggested that the president would be in danger if he came back to the state. The Democratic governor was seemingly angry that his inaction tackling violent Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots in the state was coming back to hurt him.
It’s not like Cuomo isn’t used to defunding things. He’s already seen his Democrat colleagues in New York City, namely Mayor Bill de Blasio, slash $1 billion from New York Police Department’s budget. It resulted in shootings in August 2020 more than doubling compared to August 2019.
The New York Post reported that Cuomo called an emergency press briefing on Wednesday night to discuss President Trump’s plans to defund cities that do not properly tackle violence. It was during this conference where he made the statement that many believe is a threat.
My Administration will do everything in its power to prevent weak mayors and lawless cities from taking Federal dollars while they let anarchists harm people, burn buildings, and ruin lives and businesses. We’re putting them on notice today. @RussVought45
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2020
“He better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York,” he said. “New Yorkers don’t want to have anything to do with him.”
“He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City, people don’t want to have anything to do with him,” he added.
What is that other than…a threat? Time will tell whether the new plans by President Trump will be enough for Democrat governors like Cuomo to actually start cracking down on far-left violence in American cities. As it stands, President Trump cannot help states by sending in federal agents unless governors specifically request it – and with Democrat governors still refusing to request help, President Trump is having to get imaginative with how he can make them do it.
Cuomo said he doubted the legality of President Trump’s five-page memo that ordered a review of federal funds being sent to states that are still allowing far-left extremists to riot.
He even claimed that President Trump “has been actively trying to kill New York City since he’s been elected.”
Who is trying to kill New York City, the president who wants to send in federal agents to stop the violence and destruction, or Mayor Bill de Blasio who has overseen a huge slashing of the police budget and a massive increase in violent crime?