President Trump lashed out at the Cuomo brothers Tuesday — commenting about the mayhem that took place during protests in New York City and noting the CNN host’s tumbling ratings.
“Yesterday was a bad day for the Cuomo Brothers. New York was lost to the looters, thugs, Radical Left, and all others forms of Lowlife & Scum. The Governor refuses to accept my offer of a dominating National Guard. NYC was ripped to pieces. Likewise, Fredo’s ratings are down 50%!,” the president posted on Twitter.
Trump at the White House Monday said he would invoke an 1807 law that would allow him to send the US military to states if governors don’t deploy the National Guard to stem protests and riots over the death of George Floyd that have in some places turned lawless and include looting and arson.
“We cannot allow the righteous cries of peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob,” Trump said.
Moments after his announcement at the White House, the president and top administration officials walked across Lafayette Park to St. John’s Episcopal Church, which had been set ablaze over the weekend.
The president held up a copy of the Bible as he posed for photos in front of the historic church.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has turned down Trump’s offer of deploying the military, mocked the president’s appearance at the church, likening it to a reality show.
“The president wants to make it a reality TV show of God and country,” Cuomo said Monday night on CNN. “Call out the military and then I go to church and hold up a Bible.”
“He used the military to push out a peaceful protest so he could have a photo op at a church,” Cuomo tweeted. “It’s all just a reality TV show for this president. Shameful,” he said.
Protests in New York turned violent Monday evening as crowds roamed Midtown Manhattan and looted a number of high-end stores despite a 11 p.m. curfew.
More than 200 people were arrested.
Chris Cuomo, who had been interviewing his brother on his CNN show “Cuomo Prime Time,” has seen his ratings topple about 50 percent since March 30.
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