A New York Times deep dive into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s rise to power highlights the governor’s disdain for courting voters, giving as an example a time when he was scheduled to attend a Jewish event during the Sukkot festival.
“These people and their fucking tree houses,” the governor said at an unspecified time, according to the report, which cites a witness and someone briefed on the comment.
Cuomo’s spokesperson denies he made the comment, adding: “His two sisters married Jewish men, and he has the highest respect for Jewish traditions.”
Cuomo was “especially irritated about an event celebrating Sukkot, the Jewish harvest holiday when the faithful gather outdoors beneath temporary shelters of branches and greenery. ‘These people and their fucking tree houses.’” https://t.co/neANawmTZz
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 13, 2021