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GOP buys Cuomo ticket to Canada after US greatness comment

August 16, 2018 - 3:06 pm
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Republicans have purchased a bus ticket to Canada for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after the Democrat said America ``was never that great.''
 
The state Republican Party said the $55 one-way, Albany-to-Montreal ticket is valid only on Friday, and that if Cuomo believes his own remarks he should leave the country.


 
Cuomo's primary challenger, former ``Sex and the City'' star Cynthia Nixon, meanwhile knocked him for trying -- and failing -- to sound like a progressive.
 
The governor's allies say he was only acknowledging America's history of racism and inequality.
 
Cuomo made the remark Wednesday while criticizing Republican President Donald Trump's ``Make America Great Again'' slogan at a Manhattan event.
 
He said Trump wants to return to an era of intolerance and that America will be truly great when it has true equality.