Flashback-Andrew Cuomo: ‘Look at the History of This GREAT NATION’

Craig Millward
By Craig Millward | August 16, 2018 | 10:08 AM EDT

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY)

America “was never that great,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) declared Wednesday – but, that’s not what he said when he accepted his party’s nomination to run for governor in 2010.

As reported, Gov. Cuomo was addressing a ceremony to sign legislation to protect children from sex trafficking Wednesday, when he denigrated his nation:

"'We're not going to make America great again,' Cuomo said in a speech. 'It was never that great. (Gasps from the audience.) We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged.'”

However, in a speech accepting the nomination for governor at the New York State Democratic convention in May 2010, Cuomo credited Democrats for protecting America’s legacy as a “great nation”:

“When you look at the history of this great nation, whenever there was a time of crisis, the Democratic Party stepped up, evolved and met the needs of the time.”

Cuomo cited Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, and former New York Governors Hugh Carey, and Mario Cuomo, as examples of Democrats who helped make, and keep, America "great."

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