CNN host Chris Cuomo asked his brother Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) if he is thinking about running for president after all the “adulation” he has gotten for leading New York during the coronavirus. Earlier on Monday, President Trump praised Cuomo and said he would be a better Democratic candidate for president than “Sleepy Joe” Biden.
CHRIS CUOMO, CNN HOST: [Trump] is very responsive to poll numbers, and they say you’re popular now because of how you’re doing this. So he weaponizes it and says you know what he should do, he should run for president, this guy, Cuomo. He’d be better than Biden, this guy Cuomo, but I’d beat him, too. Let me ask you something. With all of this adulation that you’re getting for doing your job, are you thinking about running for president? Tell the audience. GOV. ANDREW CUOMO (D-NY): No. No. CHRIS CUOMO: No, you won’t answer? GOV. CUOMO: No. I answered. The answer is no. CHRIS CUOMO: No, you’re not thinking about it? GOV. CUOMO: Sometimes it’s one word. I said no. CHRIS CUOMO: Have you thought about it? GOV. CUOMO: No. CHRIS CUOMO: Are you open to thinking about it? GOV CUOMO: No. CHRIS CUOMO: Might you think about it at some point? GOV. CUOMO: No. CHRIS CUOMO: How can you know what you might think about at some point right now? GOV. CUOMO: Because I know what I might think about and what I won’t think about. But you’re a great interviewer, by the way.