New York Metropolis mayoral hopeful Andrew Yang on Thursday claimed he would mesh properly with Albany if elected — simply because he’s buddies with the governor’s younger brother, CNN host Chris Cuomo.
Yang touted his friendship with the below-fireplace anchor during the Democratic key discussion on CBS 2 New York, when the candidates were requested how they would get along with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“I’ve had a variety of calls with Gov. Cuomo,” Yang responded. “I worked with his brother at CNN.”
The Cuomo brothers have not too long ago arrive below hearth following it was disclosed that Chris advised his older brother on how to reply to the sexual harassment allegations he faces.
CNN acknowledged that the top anchor had joined a sequence of method periods to assistance the governor, declaring his involvement was “a mistake” and would not materialize yet again.
The “Cuomo Primary Time” host also admitted that advising his brother was a miscalculation and apologized for putting his colleagues “in a undesirable location.”
Yang, a tech entrepreneur and failed 2020 presidential applicant, pressured that the romantic relationship with the governor was crucial, and vowed to steer clear of “scoring low cost political details,” if he will become mayor.
But Comptroller Scott Stringer jumped on Yang’s solution, telling him “your method is naive. This is not how Albany functions.”
“The forces all over the condition do not want us to get the funding that we are entitled to. It’s not plenty of to say were being all likely to be mates, kumbaya,” Stringer snipped.
He additional: “Albany will go just after you. Albany will collapse you.”
Stringer also took a hit at Mayor Invoice de Blasio, accusing him of “mishandling” the marriage with Cuomo, who has been accused of fostering a society of bullying and intimidation in his administration.
“Mayor de Blasio performed checkers with Andrew Cuomo when he really should have been actively playing chess,” Stringer reported. “Nobody in Albany, when I’m mayor, is heading to steal my lunch revenue.”
Yang retorted: “The state needs the city, the city requires the condition, the two go hand in hand.”
“It’s a lot easier to function with someone who isn’t attempting to score political points, who just wants to get the work accomplished,” he continued. “That’s the kind of management that the town has been waiting for for fairly some time.”