Cuomo disputes Trump story about 2020 election promise
Utica, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is disputing President Donald Trump’s story that Cuomo called him and promised not to challenge him for the White House in 2020.
Cuomo told reporters on Tuesday that he doesn’t have “personal political conversations” with the president and said he’s now focused on winning re-election.
Cuomo said he and Trump have spoken about policy, and listed several areas in which he and Trump disagree.
At a fundraiser Monday in upstate New York, Trump said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn’t run against him. Trump said that anyone who runs against him “suffers,” and that that’s “the way it should be.”
Cuomo is considered a possible contender for the White House in 2020. He is seeking a third term this fall.
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