Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the Coronavirus: New York Proud, Stong, United

Albany, N.Y. On March 24, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo of the State of New York tweeted “New Yorkers are smart. New Yorkers are resourceful. New Yorkers are united. New Yorkers are tough. We are all in this together and we will get through this together.”

 He ended his State House press conference that day by saying:

Last point, it is about the vulnerable. It’s not about 95% of us. It’s about a few percent who are vulnerable. That’s all this is about. Bring down that anxiety, bring down that fear, bring down that paranoia.

It’s not about 95% of us, and we’re going to get through it because we are New York, and because we’ve dealt with a lot of things, and because we are smart, you have to be smart to make it in New York, and we are resourceful, and we are showing how resourceful we are.

Because we are united, and when you are united, there is nothing you can’t do, and because we are New York tough, we are tough, you have to be tough. This place makes you tough, but it makes you tough in a good way.

We’re going to make it because I love New York, and I love New York because New York loves you. New York loves all of you. Black and white and brown and Asian and short and tall and gay and straight. New York loves everyone.

That’s why I love New York. It always has, it always will. And at the end of the day, my friends, even if it is a long day and this is a long day, love wins, always, and it will win again through this virus. Thank you.

The Editors
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