September 2, 2019
Albany, NY

Audio & Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo Responds to Rise in Hate Crimes

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Governor Cuomo: "Once you demonize differences, once you release the cancer of hate, it is uncontrollable We are all different. Jewish people are different than Italian Americans are different than Irish Americans are different than African Americans are different and Latino Americans are different. But the key is the word American. That is the common denominator and that is what the President forgets. "

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AUDIO of the Governor's comments is available here.

 

A rush transcript of the Governor's comments is available below:

 

Question: Just a little more on this Silver Gull Beach Club incident that you mentioned. You said there's going to be an investigation into that?

 

Governor Cuomo: Look, this is one in an alarming pattern in increases in anti-Semitic activity. We have had about an 80% increase in anti-Semitic attacks. It is frightening. It is part of this new national anger and anxiety and frustration where we are demonizing difference. I believe it's the tone set by the President, who has unleashed the dogs of hatred. Has he been anti-Semitic? No. But once you demonize differences, once you release the cancer of hate, it is uncontrollable. And you demonize Muslims, and you demonize Mexicans, and you demonize the new immigrants and people who are different. Well, you know what? We are all different. Jewish people are different than Italian Americans are different than Irish Americans are different than African Americans are different and Latino Americans are different. But the key is the word American. That is the common denominator and that is what the President forgets. That's the cancer that is unleashed. Get an umbrella. Good to see you guys.

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