Governor Cuomo recently appeared on Politics Nation with Al Sharpton, and had a few thoughts regarding presidential candidate, Donald Trump’s immigration remarks. Cuomo stated that he has a “very strong instinct for entertainment” and is simply pandering to Republicans.
“This says more about the audience than the entertainer,” Cuomo said of Trump’s supporters.
The governor then confused the hell out of everybody when he said, “if I believed in deportation, he’d (Trump) have a real problem.”
Toward the end of the nine-minute interview on Sharpton’s “Politics Nation,” the host asked Cuomo about something completely different: GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent comments disparaging many undocumented Mexican immigrants as “rapists.”
“Well, if I believed in deportation, he’d have a real problem if he’s a resident of the state of New York,” Cuomo said of Trump.
Believed in deportation? Has the process gone the way of the unicorn? And if the governor of the Empire State doesn’t believe in deportation, does that mean the entire state is now providing sanctuary?
Of course, this was all a bit tongue-in-cheek. Cuomo was clearly trying to be funny while simultaneously and nervously attempting to pander to Sharpton. He had a joke locked and loaded, and pulled back a bit by trying to claim he doesn’t believe in deporting people.
That said, Cuomo’s comments echo similar statements he’s made in the past about those he disagrees with politically. Last year the governor told Second Amendment supporters, believers in traditional marriage, and those who are pro-life that they “have no place in the state of New York.”
I’m just glad he didn’t believe in deportation then either, or the Donald and I might be living in California somewhere right now.