“Come to 13th Avenue and hold big signs — ‘Cuomo killed thousands’ — as many as possible, as big as possible,” the voice on the robocall says. “The Trump campaign is urging us to hold as many and as big signs as possible. Please send this message around. Make it go viral.”
“Play it again, please,” the governor ordered, and the recording was played for reporters again.
“Then there’s a tweet, from Heshy Tischler,” Cuomo continued, before reading a tweet from the agitator’s account: “Urgent: Who can print ‘Cuomo Hates Jews’ and ‘Cuomo Killed Thousands’ on flags?”
“How ugly. How divisive. How poisonous. How disgusting. How hurtful. How painful,” Cuomo said. “This is New York. That just showed solidarity and unity that was unprecedented for 7 months.”
The governor added, “Some of those people will die. What’s the Trump campaign saying? Play politics,” Cuomo added. “It’s disgusting.”