Gov. Cuomo takes President Trump’s side against ‘disrespectful’ reporters

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Trump have found one thing they can agree on.

The governor took aim at members of the media for taking on a “nastier tone” and openly disrespecting 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 New York governor told WAMC host Alan Chartock on Monday.

When Chartock countered with, “Well, he deserves it, doesn’t he?” Cuomo doubled down.

“Well, yeah, except there’s supposed to be a decorum to the institution,” he said. “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 also mentioned the press has taken on “a nastier tone” and said some are just downright “unprofessional” and ask “really biased questions.”

“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 added, referring to his late father and three-term New York Gov. Mario Cuomo.

The Queens-born governor has lashed out at reporters before at his press conferences, including last week when he accused Wall Street Journal reporter Jimmy Vielkind of being “obnoxious and offensive” when he asked a question about school closures in the state.

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