Gov. Cuomo's Birther Shot at Cruz: America Doesn't Only Welcome 'People From Canada'

Ted Cruz: undocumented Canadian candidate?  Andrew Cuomo didn't quite go quite that far, but the New York governor surely took a birther shot at Cruz during his appearance on today's Morning Joe.

Invited on to comment on Cruz's claim that Donald Trump represents "New York values," New York Governor Cuomo said: "You think the sign says only people from Canada that happen to come from Spanish-Irish descent? We said everyone is welcome." 

Hypocrisy Alert: Cuomo accused Cruz and other Republicans of being "hypocritical" for not welcoming everyone to America.  But not long ago, as a number of our readers have pointed out, it was Cuomo himself who said that pro-life activists "have no place" in New York.

WILLIE GEIST: Joining us now by phone is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Governor Cuomo, we're glad to have you with us this morning. Wanted to chat with you about some of the rhetoric out on the campaign trail over the last couple of days. We've had Senator Ted Cruz accusing Donald Trump of embodying, quote, New York values.

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ANDREW CUOMO: It's exactly opposite what they say they espouse. They're supposed to be expousing American values. American values are E Pluribus Unum: out of many, one! That's what this country was about. That's how he got here, by the way. You think the sign said only people from Canada that happen to come from Spanish-Irish descent? We said everyone is welcome. So it's very disturbing on many levels. And hypocritical.

 

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.