New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took to Twitter demanding President Trump “DO SOMETHING” just hours after the shooting at a Texas high school where at least 10 people were murdered.
Cuomo, a staunch liberal tweeted an open letter to Trump where he lists seven mass shootings and demands that Trump, the House of Representatives and the Senate take action.
“When is enough enough? How many more innocent people have to die before you act? You were elected to lead – do something. Your first responsibility is to the people of this country, not the NRA – do something,” Cuomo said. “My heart breaks for the families who have to grieve from this needless violence – DO SOMETHING.”
Cuomo, who boasted about his “F” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA), told the politicians to put their country first, Fox News reports.
.@realDonaldTrump DO SOMETHING
Andrew M. Cuomo
Father of Cara, Mariah and Michaela
Governor of New York
NRA "F" Rated Elected Official pic.twitter.com/e19h8hQkGE
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 18, 2018
The letter, signed by Cuomo — who dubbed himself the “father of Cara, Mariah and Michaela, taxpayer, Governor of New York, NRA ‘F’ Rated Elected Official” — garnered more than 1000 retweets by Saturday morning and he got slammed big time by a lot of people.
Several Twitter users lectured Cuomo for allegedly not offering any solutions himself, while others told him he should instead focus on New York’s issues.
“This isn’t about you, it’s like you can’t help yourself. You were elected to help NYS, so NYers should be your priority. Sincerely, an ACTUAL taxpayer of NYS, commuter (when the trains work) and NRA member,” one Twitter user replied.
“Why don’t YOU do something in the State of NY that is so terrific that the rest of the States in the USA will follow? IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO LEAD!” another added.
“You’re the elected official. What’s your plan? Don’t just pass the buck,” one user wrote.
“Oh, like NYC is a crimeless utopia. Governor, DO SOMETHING,” another demanded.
Some people suggested Cuomo was “politicizing” the tragedy in order to boost his own popularity among voters — with at least one user calling it his “2020 audition.”
“Nice to politicize a tragedy. So while we’re going there, who were the presidents during all of these shootings?” one person asked.
“Really? You’re using this horrible massacre for your campaign? NRA F rated could have been left out of this tweet,” another added.
“Andy, STOP making it so obvious that you are running for Prez in 2020 with your ‘new found voice’ on Twitter!” a Twitter user added.
In particular, many users took issue with Cuomo labeling himself a “taxpayer.”
“You are a Taxpayer rated F official as well,” one user commented.
“Taxpayer? Tax Spender Extraordinaire is more like it,” another jabbed.
Needless to say, these people aren’t thrilled with Cuomo- and rightly so.
Compare the liberals tweet to the President’s:
“We grieve for the terrible loss of life, and send our support and love to everyone affected by this horrible attack in Texas. To the students, families, teachers and personnel at Santa Fe High School – we are with you in this tragic hour, and we will be with you forever…”
We grieve for the terrible loss of life, and send our support and love to everyone affected by this horrible attack in Texas. To the students, families, teachers and personnel at Santa Fe High School – we are with you in this tragic hour, and we will be with you forever… pic.twitter.com/LtJ0D29Hsv
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved.