On Wednesday, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo said that America was “never that great”, and liberals are agreeing with him in droves. On CNN last night, we saw the scope of just how much that statement resonated wit the left as political commentator Angela Rye agreed wholeheartedly with Cuomo.
Rye was in the middle of a debate with Trump campaign adviser Gina Loudon about diversity in the White House and things got off the rails pretty quickly.
“Angela, I understand your feelings on this,” Loudon said, as the topic of race and diversity took center stage.
“No you don’t,” Rye interjected.
“I have a adopted minority son, yes I do, who happens to have Down syndrome,” Loudon went on, as Rye rolled her eyes. “He experiences bigotry every single day in a myriad of ways, not just because of his skin color but also because of his disability.”
“I understand that you and I don’t agree, but I would not support a president that I believed was going to be a threat to his future,” Loudon added.
“But you are,” Rye shot back.
Rye then addressed Cuomo’s comments and said she backs them 100%.
“America has never been great, and it’s not great because people like you come on and lie for the president of the United States and then tout, bring out your son as an example, you’ve got to be completely ashamed of yourself,” Rye said.
Watch her ridiculous comments below:
After the heated back and forth, Erin Burnett needed to end the segment before things got too ugly.
Right after the controversy, Cuomo’s office quickly backtracked and said that he “does” think America is great (lol)
“The Governor believes America is great and that her full greatness will be fully realized when every man, woman, and child has full equality. America has not yet reached its maximum potential,” Cuomo’s office said in response to the backlash.
Honestly, does anyone actually believe his garbage response?