Andrew Cuomo Normalizes Donald Trump
We now know for certain two things many of us long suspected: (1) that Andrew Cuomo’s management of the pandemic response in New York was a disaster and (2) that he is generally a terrible human being.
This wouldn’t be such a big surprise if the media hadn’t spent much of 2020 building up Cuomo as a hero—the competent and empathetic leader showing us the right way to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.Everybody knows why he was built up. Donald Trump needed a foil. If Trump was the bad guy, someone had to be the good guy, to be Trump’s symbolic opposite.
Which makes it all the more ironic that Cuomo turns out to be very much like Trump in several important respects. There’s a lesson in that.
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