Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo Get Into A Heated Debate On CNN
I don't know if this was planned or scripted but it was an absolutely hilarious display of how sibling rivalries may never die.
Check out this exchange between big bro Andrew Cuomo vs. lil bro Andrew Cuomo, while reporting on New York's plan for the coronavirus containment.
If you weren't aware, Andrew Cuomo is the governor of New York, his younger brother Chris Cuomo is a reporter for CNN. Both brothers are the sons of late New York Governor Mario Cuomo. I'm sure most of the people who live in New York know these facts, but some of us transplants have no idea who any of these people are.
The verbal sparring started when brother Andrew was invited on Chris' show to discuss implementing a curfew to keep people off of the street for a small period of time to basically quarantine the state that's when things got "heated."
Governor Andrew Cuomo said "I don't like the word 'curfew.' Dad tried to have a curfew for me, I never got past the resentment. But I do believe you'll see more heightening if the numbers don't slow."
Brother Chris Cuomo then said "Least of your problems by the way, your problems with the curfew, just so you know"
They then got into a conversation about who was the favorite child of their parents and more. I'm not sure if these two are serious but it was a nice distraction from the rest of the chaos that is going on right now.
Andrew had a quick response: "You violated curfew all the time," . "Caused much pain, but that's a different story."
"I don't believe in rules," responded Chris, 49. "I appreciate you coming on this show, I love you, I'm proud of what you're doing. I know you're working hard for your state, but no matter how hard you're working, there's always time to call mom. She wants to hear from you, just so you know."
Chris Cuomo wasn't the only one who had smoke for Governor Cuomo .President Donald Trump had Twitter fingers this morning and mentioned Cuomo by name.
These are tough times and tough decisions need to be made. It seems like a lot of petty amongst people who are supposed to be leaders. I'm still not clear if this was scripted or a real brotherly exchange. If it was scripted this was a great acting job, both of the brothers could have easily had a career in Hollywood.