Governor Andrew Cuomo warns Trump against deployment of federal agents in New York
The New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has warned President Donald Trump against his threat to send federal agents to US states, including the New York City.
While disclosing this during a conversation on Tuesday July 21, 2020, Cuomo stated that the New York is able and prepared to handle a spike in crime in the City.
The governor stated this after Trump threatened to send federal agents to some cities in the country, including New York.
“I also said that at this point I think that this situation can be managed by the state, to the extent anything has to be done and I was totally prepared to do that, that there was no need for federal involvement,” Cuomo said.
During what he characterized as a “good” conversation, Cuomo said he told Trump he was also concerned about the increase in crime in the United States’ most populous city but that there was no need at this time for assistance from the federal government.
The governor added that they would talk again before any action was taken in case the president had any additional thoughts.
“If there was a public safety emergency, I would address it as the state government,” Cuomo said. “We’re not there.”