Nixon argues Cuomo weak against Trump

New York gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon said that her opponent in the Democratic primary race, New York...

Posted: Aug 30, 2018 2:32 PM
Updated: Aug 30, 2018 2:32 PM

New York gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon said that her opponent in the Democratic primary race, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, "folded like a cheap suit" in dealing with Donald Trump after the President attacked Cuomo for saying America "was never that great."

"What we need in New York out of our governor is not somebody who just, you know, attacks Donald Trump rhetorically. We need someone who's actually fighting the Trump agenda," Nixon said on CNN's "New Day" Thursday, following her tense debate with Cuomo Wednesday night.

Andrew Cuomo

Celebrities

Cynthia Nixon

Donald Trump

Government and public administration

Government bodies and offices

Political Figures - US

US federal government

White House

During the debate, Nixon hit Cuomo for walking back his comment that America "was never that great" after Trump attacked Cuomo on Twitter.

"You backed down pretty quickly and stood up to him about as well as he stands up to Putin," Nixon said to Cuomo.

On Thursday, Nixon elaborated on her comment, telling CNN she meant that Cuomo's attempts to sound like a progressive had gone awry.

"He said something, Donald Trump tweeted at him, he folded like a cheap suit," Nixon said.

Asked by CNN's John Berman if Cuomo should have stood by his remark, Nixon said that both the governor's initial line and retraction were "ham-fisted" and "real errors."

Nixon, an actress and activist turned progressive gubernatorial challenger, has been trailing Cuomo in the polls, which have put his lead in the 30-point range ahead of the September 13 vote.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 491771

Reported Deaths: 33418
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Queens758537290
Kings741147381
Bronx547924985
Nassau490422208
Suffolk483992019
Westchester398901470
New York354593192
Rockland17581683
Richmond169291094
Orange13342505
Erie12705713
Monroe6992300
Dutchess5403163
Onondaga5222207
Albany3516136
Broome326283
Oneida2644128
Ulster245095
Niagara2016101
Putnam178063
Sullivan171448
Schenectady153050
Chemung15103
Saratoga126517
Rensselaer106442
Steuben92957
Chautauqua86813
Columbia66738
Ontario62935
Oswego6074
Tompkins5850
Madison55217
Tioga51230
Cortland4880
Greene48818
Cattaraugus4476
Warren44533
Wayne4085
Herkimer38010
Orleans37954
St. Lawrence3794
Otsego3785
Genesee3775
Fulton36124
Chenango3587
Cayuga3512
Washington32714
Livingston2668
Allegany2641
Montgomery2614
Clinton2325
Jefferson1970
Essex1950
Wyoming1775
Delaware1667
Seneca1393
Schuyler1110
Yates1077
Schoharie1040
Franklin790
Lewis680
Hamilton160
Unassigned021
Utica
Overcast
49° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 43°
Oneonta
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 38°
Herkimer
Overcast
49° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 43°
Thendara
Overcast
49° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 43°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
VOTE OCTOBER 22-30
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left