A ‘nicer’ Andrew Cuomo talks about ‘traumatizing’ experience of being abandoned by political friends

In a stunning interview this week, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo whined and complained about “nobody” having stood up for him when he resigned in disgrace last year over a slew of sexual harassment/assault accusations.

“Nobody. It was tough. Traumatizing,” he told the New York Post.

By “nobody,” he meant that everybody hung him out to dry, including his ostensible allies in the Democrat Party like President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former President Barack Obama, and numerous others.

“Biden, a friend 20 years, not knowing details, immediately said about me, ‘He’s got to go.’ Biden had troubles years before and I stood by him. Gave him the benefit of the doubt. It was heartbreaking to see him trash me without reading one page, making one phone call,” Cuomo said.

“Pelosi? Please. I know her 30 years. Her daughter worked for me. Obama? He’s been tough. When troubles come you like to think you’re different. You’re not. Enemies and haters accumulate,”  he continued.

“Schumer, Gillibrand, pals working in the state, friends I respected, fell like dominos. Lose your power and heartless politicians read the tea leaves. You’re dead. Over. Pols grab another piece of meat. The phrase ‘political friends’ is an oxymoron.”

The only thing that appeared to get him through the ordeal was his tough personality and humongous ego.

“OK, I’m not warm and fuzzy. What politician is? Maybe my duality started when my father was no longer governor. I saw him hurt. His vulnerabilities exposed. They broke his heart. The press next crucified me, his campaign manager kid. So I learned then not to expose a weakness or show your inner self. You know why? It gets used against you. A reaction becomes ‘Now we know where to hurt you,'” he said.

“I’m Italian. Tough. Strong. I’ve reacted to this newfound treatment. Also not to make that mistake again. So, my old fights with the press were because I pushed to get things done. What happened was resentment. So was my job just to sit back? I helped redo JFK and LaGuardia, Biden’s ‘Third World airport.’ I pushed the Second Avenue subway, which had been stalled 50 years. I helped bring in the Marriage Equality Act.”

He added, “I focused on getting a job done — not socializing or going to parties. Aren’t leaders, legislators, regulators supposed to bring optimism, confidence? People are scared in mean angry times. The ones we elect must stand for something. No excuses or hearing that we just can’t get things done. We’re elected to fight for people. And I was not willing to fail or give up.”

Fact-check: FALSE.

Though he never faced any tangible consequences for it, Cuomo failed to “get things done” vis-a-vis COVID.

If anything, he did all the wrong things — namely funneling COVID-positive patients into nursing homes, where the patients then proceeded to infect and effectively kill the homes’ elderly residents.

Switching to the topic of regrets, Cuomo didn’t express a single bit of remorse or regret over the barely covered nursing home scandal. Instead he expressed regret over not spending enough time with his family.

“Sorry I hadn’t more time for family. Working seven days a week cost me. I missed a lot of life. My wish now was that I should’ve been there more for them,” he said.

As for his future, he is looking toward doing something in “public service.”

“I’m a lawyer who can rep clients in corporations, finance, government relations, real estate people. I can earn money. And I’ll express my opinion in the next few weeks. But right now nice well-meaning, hardworking Hochul’s your best alternative,” he said.

“Look, my interest is public service. There are no term limits so I can make another go in four years. I’m someone who delivers. And who knows, could be there’s nobody to beat me. Also who knows — maybe by then I’ll be sweeter.”

Last but not least, he was asked whether he’s dating someone.

“No. But I’m available,” he said.

Members of the public aren’t impressed by his victimhood-laced, self-pitying screeds.

Look (*Language warning):

Included among his critics is Lindsey Boylan, one of the former aides who’d accused him of sexual harassment.

Look:

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