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Gov. Cuomo: The President's Tweets Were 'Not Helpful' Or 'Factual'

The New York governor directly responded to Trump's vicious tweets after blaming his rivals for the latest terrorist attack in NYC.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had a harsh response to Trump's moronic tweets that blamed Sen. Chuck Schumer for the NYC terrorist.

During today's press conference to inform the public on where NYC stands after yesterday's attack, Gov. Cuomo gave a detailed response after being asked to comment directly on Trump's tweets.

Gov. Cuomo said, "The president’s tweets, I think, were not helpful. I don’t think they were factual. I think they tended to point fingers and politicize the situation. He was referring back to an immigration policy that dealt with a lottery and blaming people who passed that immigration policy. His tweet wasn’t even accurate, as far as I’m concerned.”

He continued, "That was a bipartisan law that was passed that had basically no relevance to the facts of this situation. As I said before, you play into the hands of the terrorists to the extent you disrupt and divide and frighten people in this society. And the tone now should be the exact opposite. By all officials on all levels. This is about unification. This is about solidarity. This is about normalization. This is about protection and the last thing it's about is politics, period."

In other words, the governor is telling Trump to stop unwittingly working to help fulfill the goals of ISIS.

As for the imbecilic attacks over the 1989 Diversity Visa Lottery, the Washington Post writes:

"The president on Wednesday also criticized Schumer, who in 1990 introduced the House bill that helped create the visa program. Years later, in 2013, the New York Democrat was among a bipartisan group of lawmakers who sought to end the program."

It's not surprising that Trump has singled this out, since Breitbart and his other real advisers have used it as a political football.

Schumer’s measure was absorbed into a broader House immigration bill, which was sponsored by Schumer and 31 others, including several Republicans. The legislation passed in a bipartisan vote of 231 to 192. The Senate version, which contained the “diversity immigrants” provision, passed in an overwhelming 89-8 vote and was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush at the end of 1990.

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