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NYT: Cuomo once said about Sukkot: ‘These people and their f**king tree houses’

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at an event at the new Settlement Community Center in the Bronx borough of New York, March 26, 2021. (Carlo Allegri/Pool Photo via AP)
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at an event at the new Settlement Community Center in the Bronx borough of New York, March 26, 2021. (Carlo Allegri/Pool Photo via AP)

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.”

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