Cuomo Blows Up at Trump; Ed Mullins Said NYPD Will Protect the President
On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo lashed out at the President during a press briefing he administered within a half-hour of finding out that Trump is looking to pull federal funds from anarchic cities, including New York.
“He better have an army if he thinks he’s going to walk down the street in New York. New Yorkers don’t want to have anything to do with him,” Cuomo said.
Amidst the turmoil, Ed Mullins, New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association President, issued a press release combating Cuomo’s “glaring threat against President Trump.”
“To suggest that a sitting president, or any elected official, would need an army to protect them, speaks to scores of unhinged lunatics,” said Mullins. “As we have seen throughout the country, there is no shortage of people just waiting to follow up on such incendiary rhetoric.”
“I can assure President Trump and his family, or any president for that matter, that they will never need an army to protect them in New York. The NYPD, which is the greatest non-military army in the world, is ready, willing, and able to protect them at all costs.”
When the Governor realized that his remarks might have come off as threatening, he tried to dial it back.
“My comment about the President and bodyguards in New York City, all I’m saying is that he is persona non grata in New York City. And I think he knows that. And he’ll never come back to New York because New Yorkers will never forget how gratuitously mean he has been to New Yorkers and how many times he’s tried to kill the city that gave him his start and birthed him. That’s what I meant about the bodyguards.”
(Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
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