Double amputee and Marine veteran Johnny “Joey” Jones slammed New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on “Fox & Friends” Friday for his comments about America never being great.
“I want to give Governor Cuomo a little bit of a lesson real quick. When the president says ‘Make America Great Again,’ what he means and what voters who voted for him hear is, ‘make our elected representatives represent our greatness again,'” Jones said. (RELATED: Double Amputee Veteran Lights Up Sacha Baron Cohen For Disrespecting The Military)
Cuomo made the comments during a livestream on his website Wednesday and said, “[America] was never that great. We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged. We will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women, 51 percent of our population, is gone.”
“There was a time when personal responsibility was a way of life,” Jones added.
“There was a time when you looked at someone with a different colored skin who prayed at a different place or ate differently than you do, or had a different culture and you saw an American. There was a time when someone’s house burned down, down the street. You were the first one there to help them. I believe that those people are still alive and well in this country, but our elected representatives — they don’t see it that way.”
Jones said people like Cuomo don’t want to represent the conservative part of America and claimed the Democratic governor has lost his faith in people.
“They don’t look to represent that part of America,” Jones concluded. “It’s people like Governor Cuomo who have little faith in us as a people that [Trump] is referring to. You see, for elected representatives it’s a lot easier to tell you what’s wrong than to spend any time fixing it, because they might work themselves out of a job.”
“When we talk about ‘Make America Great Again,’ we mean make our elected representatives represent who we are again. And by that matter we’re a great place. We’ve pretty much always been a great place.”
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