New York Governor Andrew Cuomo backtracked on a comment he made Wednesday at a rally where he responded to President Trump's signiture line, "Make America Great Again." The democrat said, "We are not going to make America great again—it was never that great," the Associated Press reported.
He immediate followed up by saying, "We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged."
After a massive backlash on social media, including a tweet from President Trump where he wrote Cuomo was having "a total meltdown," Governor Cuomo's press secretary attempted to clarify the remark by saying, "The governor believes America is great and that her full greatness will be fully realized when every man, woman, and child has full equality."
Marcus Molinaro, who is the republican running against Cuomo for governor, said his opponent owes America an apology. Actress Cynthia Nixon, who is running against Cuomo for the democratic nomination, said of the remarks, “I think this is just another example of Andrew Cuomo trying to figure out what a progressive sounds like and missing by a mile,” the website Mediaite reported.
It was earlier this week when President Trump warned Cuomo about potentially running against him in 2020 by tweeting how everyone who runs against him "suffers."