New York Republicans buy Gov. Cuomo a special gift after bashing America – and it’s genius

New York Republicans are helping Gov. Andrew Cuomo make the move out of the country he thinks was “never great.”

The New York Republican State Committee jabbed the Democrat by offering him a one-way ticket to Canada, and even asked followers to “chip in.”

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“Love it or leave it; that’s your choice, Mr. Cuomo,” New York GOP spokeswoman Jessica Proud said.

Cuomo has felt the bipartisan heat for his remarks which he made at a bill-signing event in New York on Wednesday.

“We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” the prominent liberal had said, drawing backlash almost immediately.

President Donald Trump called Cuomo out on Twitter and said that the governor was “having a total meltdown.”

The president took another swing on Thursday.

“If you don’t think America was ever great – if you don’t appreciate the extraordinary gifts your own family got from her – then there’s a bus ticket to Canada waiting for you,” Proud said about the one-way bus ticket from Albany to Montreal. “But if you truly believe in America, stay here and apologize to New York school children and their parents, and all Americans, for advancing the ‘hate America’ narrative being pushed by the radical left of the Democratic Party.”

The $55 ticket is only valid for Friday, August 17, according to the New York GOP.

Cuomo dug himself in deeper as he attempted to walk back the comments in some quick damage-control. The governor’s office tried to pour cold water on the backlash, saying that Cuomo believes the U.S. is great, but that it has not reached its “maximum potential.”

Meanwhile, Trump continued to layer on the condemnation Friday.

And while Cuomo, rumored to be a 2020 presidential contender, has not announced he will be resigning, he’s got until the end of the day to use his bus ticket to get out-of-town.

Twitter users seemed more than happy to donate to the worthy cause and NY Republicans were clever to fundraise off Cuomo’s unwise remark.


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