New York Governor Andrew Cuomo snapped at a reporter on Wednesday for asking about New York City schools closing, minutes before the announcement came that they’re being closed.
Upon being told parents are confused, Cuomo said, “They’re not confused, you’re confused.”
The governor received a fair amount of blowback on social media for going off like that:
Cuomo is trying to humiliate a reporter … who asked whether NYC schools would be open tomorrow
Minutes later, NYC schools chancellor announces schools will be closed tomorrow https://t.co/7q5LIkvg64
— Eliza Relman (@eliza_relman) November 18, 2020
— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) November 18, 2020
.@NYGovCuomo ought not lecture a reporter about his tone and then yell at him. Reporters ask questions, and the governor — who works for the people — should just provide answers. This was a shameful performance, in my opinion. #JustAnswerTheQuestions pic.twitter.com/U0AdQQ8nnq
— Michael Wooten (@wgrzMichael) November 18, 2020
Great to see the governor belittling a reporter asking an honest question about whether NYC public schools will be open tomorrow. “They’re not confused. You’re confused,” Cuomo says of parents.
— Bob Hardt (@bobhardt) November 18, 2020
Gov. Cuomo flipping out on a reporter is extremely on brand for him, just with a new target so people are actually noticing. He is bad at leadership and it would be nice if everyone could pay attention to that now.
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) November 18, 2020
This as Cuomo wrote a book about leadership in a pandemic before the pandemic ever ended. https://t.co/myQ3FVCsvj
— Caitlin Huey-Burns (@CHueyBurns) November 18, 2020
While @JimmyVielkind‘s “tone” is perhaps “obnoxious and offensive” at other times, he is a great reporter asking, in that moment, an important question that Cuomo just didn’t want to answer.
— Scott Detrow (@scottdetrow) November 18, 2020
glad this guy got lionized and a book deal! https://t.co/hXdCCbbsE2
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) November 18, 2020
The springtime lionization of this guy continues to age horridly https://t.co/pouXVgGwt3
— Tom Kludt (@TomKludt) November 18, 2020
MY BOYS ARE SITTING IN THEIR CLASSROOMS RIGHT NOW AND I DEMAND TO KNOW WHAT THE FUCKING PLAN IS RIGHT DAMN NOW.
— Jessica Ramos (@jessicaramos) November 18, 2020
“I don’t really care what you think,” Cuomo tells reporters saying they think parents are confused about the school closing plans. https://t.co/2Hmf0izkyO
— Bill Mahoney (@mahoneyw) November 18, 2020
— Alessandra Biaggi (@Biaggi4NY) November 18, 2020
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) November 18, 2020
— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) November 18, 2020
Cuomo continues to provide comfort and clarity through his calm, measured press conferences https://t.co/5sbQGdiAAC
— Anthony L. Fisher (@anthonyLfisher) November 18, 2020
Heroic Governor screams at journalists asking basic questions regarding pandemic about which Heroic Governor is currently on a victory lap book tour… https://t.co/T4Sm9zNO3j
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 18, 2020
Cuomo doesn’t come out of this looking so good either.
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) November 18, 2020
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