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Gov. Cuomo Slams Trump, Calls Him 'Un-American'

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August 19, 2018--Brooklyn--Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivers remarks at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. August 19, 2018--Brooklyn--Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivers remarks at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
NEW YORK -

Governor Cuomo ups his attack on the president telling a Brooklyn congregation on Sunday that Donald Trump is a "slick salesmen" who fooled many in this country, but hasn't fooled New Yorkers. 

The governor delivered his remarks at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights after enduring criticism for saying America "was never that great" during a bill signing last week.

Cuomo told the congregation that the president "doesn't understand the fundamental concept of America" referencing that the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of the country's acceptance of people of all races, beliefs, languages, and lifestyles. 

"He doesn't understand that we are "they" and we are just a collection of "them" from different places with different cultures and different languages and different skin colors," said Cuomo. 

 Cuomo hammered Donald Trump for creating what he called a "frightening portrait" of today's America and that his moral compass points to "sexism, racism, bigotry, and intolerance."

"Trump's America is one of division and intolerance. The most defining symbol in his America, the first thing he started talking about, is that he wanted to build a wall," said Cuomo.

Cuomo goes on to add that he believes the president is "un-American."

"I believe it's un-American to give cover to white supremacists.  I believe it's un-American to deny people's basic right to healthcare.  I believe it's un-American to deny a young person's dream to go to college.  I believe it's un-American to discriminate against a person because of sexual orientation.  I believe it's un-American to take babies out of the arms of their mothers because they want to come to this country.  I believe it's un-American to put children in cages," said Cuomo. 

His speech to the congregation also touched on Trump's attitude towards women, citing the president's treatment towards former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman. The governor also addressed Trump's inaction on mass shootings. 

"New York is the state that gave birth to this President and because we know him and his type better than anyone else. Every neighborhood has one. The scared, small man in the house with the high fence and the shiny mailbox, afraid of people who are different, afraid of people who are a different religion, who speak a different language, who come from a different place. The person threatened by the diversity, who then uses anger to hide his fear. But New York quells the fear, and New York overcomes the naysayers, and New York rises above," said Cuomo. 

For Cuomo's full remarks at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, click here.