When asked about Trump’s rhetoric, Cuomo said they didn’t talk about it. His conversation with the president was “only about law enforcement and the investigation.”
However, the governor went on to say, “Yes, the President’s rhetoric is inflammatory, it’s hot. He uses really vulgar expressions at times and that has an effect… He’s President of the United States and he has thousands of people listening to him and that position of power…When that position of power is spewing hateful rhetoric; that has an effect.”
On Wednesday, Cuomo increased the security at vital infrastructures across the state. He deployed 100 additional National Guard soldiers and ordered state law enforcement to double security at airports, bridges, mass transit systems, and tunnels and other critical assets.