Gov. Andrew Cuomo has blasted the media for being disrespectful to the President of the United States Donald Trump at press conferences saying they took on a “nastier tone” and openly disrespected the president at press conferences.
“The way they question President Trump at some of these press conferences is just — I’ve never heard that tone with the president,” the governor of New York told WAMC host Alan Chartock on Monday.
When Chartock responded with, “Well, he deserves it, doesn’t he?” Cuomo said, “Well, yeah, except there’s supposed to be a decorum to the institution. You want to say, ‘Well I don’t like the president and I disrespect him.’ I know. But it’s still the office of the president.”
Cuomo, however, noted that the press has taken on “a nastier tone” while adding that some are just downright “unprofessional” and ask “really biased questions,” during interviews and press conferences.
“There’s a disrespect that never existed. I’ve watched hundreds of press conferences over the years. If anyone used the tone that they use with me in some of these press conferences if you did that with my old man, you’d be lucky if he didn’t walk around and deck you,” he said referring to his late father Mario Cuomo who served as three-term New York Governor.
This is not the first time Gov. Cuomo is slamming reporters at his press conferences, he also did so last week when he accused Wall Street Journal reporter Jimmy Vielkind of being “obnoxious and offensive” when the reporter asked a question about school closures in the state.