Governor Cuomo: Trump ‘Better Have an Army to Protect Him if He Comes to NYC’

Governor Cuomo at press briefing
Governor Cuomo at press briefing

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York went on an unhinged rant against President Trump’s latest action to look into defunding New York City and other “lawless” jurisdictions.

Within a half-hour of President Trump sending a memo to multiple federal agencies to start a review of funding of any jurisdiction that is allowing riots and looting to take place while defunding their police, Governor Cuomo called an emergency press briefing.

During the briefing, Governor Cuomo made a veiled threat against President Trump, stating: “He better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York. 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.”

Twitter blew up with people calling out Governor Cuomo for his obvious threat on the president. Mark Simone, radio and podcast host, commented on the threat:

Cuomo also argued that the action taken by the Trump administration is illegal, political, and an “attempt to kill New York City.”

The memo specifically mentioned New York City, Portland, Seattle, and Washington, DC.

Cuomo made the attacks personal, claiming that Trump wasn’t actually concerned about New York’s soaring murder rate, increase in shootings, and destructive riots. “I think it’s because he is from New York City and New York City rejected him, always. He was dismissed as a clown in New York City, those who know him best, like him least,” the Governor said.

“He was disrespected in New York City. Nobody took him seriously and he was just a tabloid cartoon,” Cuomo continued.

The Governor even went so far as to bring Trump’s family into the attack, stating that “his sister, a former federal judge, is disgraced by him.” Cuomo is referring to a claim in a recent book by Trump’s niece, Mary Trump.

Governor Cuomo then went on to attack President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, blaming the high death toll in New York on the president’s “negligence”. He says this despite the clear evidence that Governor Cuomo did not take the threat of COVID seriously in the beginning, and despite the fact that his policies as Governor directly led to the deaths of at least 6,500 elderly people in nursing homes.

Walking it Back

At the end of the briefing, Cuomo seemed to realize that his remarks about President Trump were blatant threats, and attempted to walk them 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,” he stated.

The “Mayor’s” Response

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t have the nerve to respond to Trump’s announcement himself. Instead, he has his press secretary, Bill Neidhardt, make a comment.

“As much as Donald Trump wants New York City to drop dead, we will never let this stand. This has nothing to do with ‘law and order.’ This is a racist campaign stunt out of the Oval Office to attack millions of people of color,” Neidhardt tweeted, giving no reasoning for how defunding an entire city is racist against one group of people.

Democrats, including the leadership of New York City, are trying to portray this action as President Trump defunding the police, which is laughable.

“I guess we know now which candidate for president supports defunding the police,” City Councilman Rory Lancman, chair of the Committee on the Justice System said.

Rep. Max Rose, a Democrat representing Staten Island and southern Brooklyn, said, “With this order, President Trump is joining Mayor de Blasio in defunding the police. It was wrong then and it’s wrong now.”

How can they possibly portray defunding a city that has already voted to defund the police, as defunding the police? The mainstream media is obviously going to have to work double-time to help them spin this narrative, if it’s even possible to do.


  1. Cuomo and De Bullshitio are nuts and totally responsible for the mess that is NYC now! I will never go back there!

  2. This from a man and dumb mayor that drove New York straight into the ground. New York will be a GHOST TOWN SOON! Right now you have that movie ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK!

  3. These democRAT governors and mayors have been allowing, even excusing.. the vicious behavior of the criminal acts (break-ins, thrivery, arson), directed against the US small businesses; their obvious disregard
    of the innocent owners life savings and years of hard work..destroyed in these last 3+months. These democRATS are encouraging this immoral revolutionary destruction of our citizens and our country.

    We the people in the RED states should NOT be forced to pay for the repair of the damage these BLUE state leaders…these USA destroyers have allowed are still allowing If those taxpayers in those democRAT RED states don’t like having to pay for these disasters allowed by the governors and mayors, they should vote these democRATS out and vote fellow citizens in who will do what US leaders are hired/voted in to do… “protect USA citizen and obey the Constitution of the US”.

  4. It is my opinion… Here in the US Constitutions (51) controlled system… ‘small business’ is one if not the most important taxpayers in this country. Individual freedom expressing individual talents and hard work is what capitalism is all about. These independent freethinkers give birth to more free thinkers with more creative ideas in a multitude of wonders such as space travel ..These small businesses keep our fellowman (manKIND that is) experimenting, dreaming, exploring, They are what keep lifting our country (and the world) into the future. Freedom of body and mind given to us by God, our Creator, giver of all special gift..the gift of the ability to dig ourselves out and rise ourselves up out again from depressions and wars.
    It is also my opinion, Socialism is just another word for slavery. The Socialist elite decide who and what you are. In socialism you must never be your own person. The socialist elite givist and the socialist elite takest away.
    In my opinion Socialist are people who lack creativity and feel they have the right to cash in on the creative people’s success and income. They claim their ‘right’ to cash in is because someone helped them somewhere along the therefore these socialist want to take what is yours and redistribute what is NOT theirs.
    iLike all the elite socialist, they claim the biggest and best of every redistribution for themselves.The elite socialist live and act like kings and queens, dictatorial, pampered and mean. Just ask the thousands of people on the other side of the wall wanting to enter our country, Guess what system of government they are running away from?

  5. What the hell is Cuomo thinking ? this cupcake is insane . What he better do when president Trump goes to New york is make damn sure nothing happens to him , he might not realize it but the people in HIS STATE are turning against him every day , does he really want his citizens , some that are quite dangerous pissed off at him !! I WOULDN’T ! I can’t believe that he is still in office . if he were the gov. of my state ,he would have been recalled and removed from office , way before now !


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