Ahead of his meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, made headlines in his own way. The New York Governor let all of the world know that he would not throw his hat in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Race. On Tuesday, Cuomo joined WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” to let all of his supporters know about his future plans.
While he was on air, Cumo said, “I am ruling it out. I ran for governor. I have a full plate. I have many projects. I’m going to be here doing the job of governor.” He later said, “I’m governor of New York and I have a lot to do.”
However, Cuomo did comment on the Democratic Party’s future in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Cuomo said that he hopes for a candidate who isn’t an “abstract theoretical elected official.” He further expounded upon his remarks by saying, “Rhetoric only takes you so far and people heard rhetoric from the Democratic Party for a lot of years and they saw no difference in their lives.”
Cuomo close out the discussion of the upcoming presidential election by saying, “You don’t have to sell them anti-Trump — we just saw that in the midterms. But you need a positive Democratic … program that people believe can be put in place and will affect their lives and someone who has done that.”