By BARBARA LUCASABALDO New York Times columnist, who has called for a more balanced approach to the media, says the President’s speech on Thursday was “unhinged” and “dangerous.”
He said that he “didn’t think it was wise to read that speech, especially given the President and his team’s record of inciting violence.”
Mr. Cuomo was a member of the National Security Council during the George W. Bush administration, where he worked with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on several counterterrorism initiatives.
Mr. Trump’s speech has drawn comparisons with a speech he gave in the Oval Office at the end of his presidency.
The former president said in the speech that he did not know the name of the terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, but that he had been told that the attacks were carried out by the same people.
Mr and Mrs. Trump have both said they believe that they were targeted because of their race and religion.
Mr Cuomo said that it was a “complete betrayal” for the president to have been “taught that a few months ago,” and that he was “proud” of the way the speech was delivered.
He said it was “dangerously stupid” for Mr. Obama to have said that “we’re all terrorists, but we are all Americans, and we all have the right to express our opinions and beliefs.”
Mr Cuomo noted that Mr. Clinton had been criticized for making the same statement in 2000, and that Mr Trump “would do well to remember that George W.’s words were uttered before he was inaugurated.”
He added: “I think the president is right that he’s been in office and he has been wrong.
You should be able to tell the truth. “
I would think that if you’re going to be a president, you’re supposed to be careful.
You should be able to tell the truth.
And this is a president who is not a very good liar.”
In a Sunday interview with CNN, Mr. Sanders, who caucuses with the Democrats, called for Mr Trump to resign.
“We need to take a serious look at whether this is the president of the United States, and whether he is fit to be the president,” Mr. Heilman said.
He urged the president not to give “a false message” about the attacks.
“You have to understand that the White House is in chaos.
The president is in a very difficult position,” Mr Heilmann said.
And he is very much a salesman of fear, and the president should not be selling this kind of fear to the American people.”