‘Outsmarted By A Bartender': New Yorkers Slam Cuomo

Eric Scheiner | November 26, 2019
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Recent reports show that Gov. Andrew Cuomo received quite a thrashing from New Yorkers for being "outsmarted" by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after the collapse his deal to bring an Amazon HQ to Queens.

According to the New York Post:

‘You got outsmarted by a bartender … thanks,’ Patricia Kaufman scolded the three-term governor, noting the 29-year-old socialist firebrand’s former occupation.

Her email is just one of some 2,200 pieces of correspondence to the governor about the Amazon deal that The Post obtained through a Freedom of Information request.

“What a dysfunctional scenario to unfold under your watch. AOC has played you swiftly. WOW!” David Sorbellini wrote Cuomo.

Anne Catalano told the governor that his Democratic Party “has lost its mind.”

“Seriously? We lost AMAZON’S headquarters?!! Are you all so afraid of AOC and screaming, stupid protestors who don’t understand Economics 101??? Is she so intimidating that you and [Mayor Bill] De Blasio couldn’t get this done? SHAME ON YOU!!!!” she wrote.

In February, Amazon walked away from a plan that would have brought an estimated 25,000 jobs into the city in exchange for $3 billion in tax breaks. 

In a statement Amazon said, “For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long term.”