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Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo won the 2020 International Emmy Founders Award in recognition of the daily press briefings he held as COVID-19 ravaged his state.

“The Governor’s 111 daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure,” International Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner said in a statement. “People around the world tuned in to find out what was going on, and New York tough became a symbol of the determination to fight back.”

The statement went on to explain why the academy concluded that Cuomo deserved the prestigious award, which has been given to people such as Jim Henson, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and Norman Lear:

On March 2, 2020, New York Governor Cuomo conducted a media briefing from Albany, the State’s capital, to inform and educate New Yorkers and the public at large about the coronavirus outbreak that was just starting to be recognized as a massive public health threat. That 12-minute introduction, part of a 34-minute session with other state leaders, was the first of 111 consecutive daily briefings for New Yorkers and the wider world about the grim progress of the worst pandemic to hit the United States in a century. The briefings were carried live by New York’s local TV stations, nationally on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and other news outlets in the U.S. and around the world. The last “daily” briefing was held on June 19, 2020. These daily communications have drawn a total of 59 million viewers.

Cuomo’s award was met with ridicule from some on Twitter, such as Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean, whose husband’s parents died while in New York assisted living facilities.

“I wonder if the @TheEmmys will add an extra in memoriam section after they give @NYGovCuomo his award remembering all the seniors who died thanks to his amazing leadership skills,” Dean tweeted. She later wrote, “Reading all the tweets yelling about the @NYGovCuomo and @TheEmmys award he’s going to get for his ‘leadership’ makes me feel like I’m not alone in my anger and disgust.”

“I guess if @TheEmmys award goes to an actor pretending to be a governor, then @NYGovCuomo deserves it,” Dean added.

The Federalist’s Ben Domenech wrote, “Andrew Cuomo deserves to be on trial for the elderly people his nursing home order directly murdered. Instead, he’s getting an Emmy.”

Radio host Buck Sexton tweeted, “It’s not enough to gaslight you. Cuomo and his lib minions wont be happy until they make you question your grip on reality with all their bulls–t propaganda[.]”

“This is shameful,” Meghan McCain said.

“It’s like certain cadres controlling the commanding heights of the culture actually want everyone not indoctrinated into their self-congratulatory cult to hate them,” said Jonah Goldberg.

The Washington Examiner’s Siraj Hashmi tweeted, “[I]f we’re lucky, Andrew Cuomo will receive a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in ending suffering in New York’s nursing homes[.]”

“Hello & welcome to ClownTown! Where boys are girls, 2 and 2 make 5, Elizabeth Warren is Native American, 1984 is a training manual and Governor Cuomo is a hero. hope you hate it here,” Allie Beth Stuckey said.

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Amy Syrell November 22, 2020
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This Emmy Award indicates that Emmys aren't worth anything. They've awarded someone that is guilty of killing sick people and blaming the President. This recognizes someone that thinks he never has done a thing wrong: it's always the fault of someone else, never his. He demands everything for his state including money to make up a budget shortfall. The budget was in massive trouble because he doesn't know how to govern or budget and that happened months before the Corona Virus came to the U.S. Now realistically, would you give an international award to someone like that?
Steve November 21, 2020
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Why not the mass MURDERER of the year award?
Linda Chancey November 21, 2020
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I believe the Emmy is given for the best “ performance “ in acting. Yes he deserves that! Tongue in cheek!
9MM November 21, 2020
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International award from the likes of the CCP, Iran, Russia and the Socialist Devilrat Party of America. Damn this Award like the Biden win are dang sure fixed as well. Cuomo is up for A Harris V P run? Naww as Pelosi will jerk that away from him unless HITLERy Clinton buys Harris out.
LST November 21, 2020
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How about an emmy for asshole of the century instead?
Doir Alexander November 21, 2020
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These people gave a Nobel prize to their experimental President. I guess it just falls in line with these interlopers in our government. Keep pushing us, o.k.?
RockyMtn 1776 November 21, 2020
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I nominate Andrew Cuomo for the coveted Baghdad Bob award. This is a worldwide contest where only the very best lairs, mainly in the media and politics are even considered.. Baghdad Bob was one of the best, some of you may remember him. Even though Bob was not an American or a Democrat he was one of the best in the world for his time on national news.
Intellectual Impaler November 21, 2020
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The hint was International. As soon as I saw that I knew it was a clown recognition for dead pan delivery of propaganda.
SJ November 21, 2020
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This truly must be end times because this makes no sense. He gets a trophy for killing old people. Bad is good and good is bad.
Stephen Russell November 20, 2020
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Wheres the lawsuits from the kin whose relatives were killed in nursing homes since Cuomo would not use facilities Pres provided IE Javits Center & USS Mercy then?? & Open up nursing homes to kin & workers for use. Be flexible
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Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, believes that former President Donald Trump “let us down.”

Haley’s remarks come as the former president’s legal team prepares to present its defense of Trump during his second impeachment trial in the Senate.

In a Politico interview published Friday, Haley, former South Carolina governor, said that “we shouldn’t have followed” Trump.

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“There’s nothing that you’re ever going to do that’s going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election,” she explained. “He’s got a big bully pulpit. He should be responsible with it.”

Haley also warned that many people still love the former president and will not stop supporting him just because he is out of office.

“I know how much people love Donald Trump,” she admitted. “I know it. I feel it. Whether it’s an RNC room or social media or talking to donors, I can tell you that the love they have for him is still very strong. That’s not going to just fall to the wayside. Nor do I think the Republican Party is going to go back to the way it was before Donald Trump. I don’t think it should.”

Haley added that people, instead, should “take the good that he built, leave the bad that he did, and get back to a place where we can be a good, valuable, effective party.”

“[I]t’s bigger than the party,” she insisted. “I hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back.”

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Haley also said that she didn’t believe Trump had a chance of winning in a 2024 election scenario.

“I don’t think he can,” she admitted. “He’s fallen so far.”

“I think his business is suffering at this point,” she added. “I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”

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The Democrats demonized President Trump for using the word ‘fight’. Trump’s attorneys responded today with a collage of clips from each of the Democrats in the room using the word ‘fight’.

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On Friday Trump Attorney David Schoen destroyed Democrats for lying about this to the American public.

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The White House announced on Friday that it was suspending Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo after a report surfaced alleging that he sexually harassed and threatened a female reporter who was getting ready to publish a report revealing that he was dating a reporter who had previously been tasked with covering Democrat Joe Biden.

“The confrontation began on Inauguration Day, January 20, after [Politico reporter Tara] Palmeri, a coauthor of Politico’s Playbook, contacted [Axios political reporter Alexi] McCammond for comment while one of her male colleagues left a message for Ducklo,” Vanity Fair reported. “Ducklo subsequently called a Playbook editor to object to the story, but was told to call the Playbook reporters with his concerns. But instead of calling the male reporter who initially contacted him, Ducklo tried to intimidate Palmeri by phone in an effort to kill the story. ‘I will destroy you,’ Ducklo told her, according to the sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.”

“During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was ‘jealous’ that an unidentified man in the past had ‘wanted to f***’ McCammond ‘and not you,’” the report added. “Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being ‘jealous’ of his relationship with McCammond.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said following the report that Ducklo has been suspended for a week over the incident.

“TJ Ducklo has apologized to the reporter, with whom he had a heated conversation about his personal life,” Psaki wrote on Twitter. “He is the first to acknowledge this is not the standard of behavior set out by the President.”

“In addition to his initial apology, he has sent the reporter a personal note expressing his profound regret,” she continued. “With the approval of the White House Chief of Staff, he has been placed on a one-week suspension without pay. In addition, when he returns, he will no longer be assigned to work with any reporters at Politico.”

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“The Vanity Fair piece indicates that Politico editors reached to the WH after the incident first occurred and the WH acknowledged it was inappropriate,” Spectator editor Amber Athey wrote on Twitter. “But they clearly didn’t have any interest in disciplining Ducklo until his behavior was made public.”

New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi wrote on Twitter: “I covered Donald Trump for 6 years. It is saying something that this behavior — from a Biden official — shocks me.”

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CNN anchor Jake Tapper responded to the quote, writing: “Standards that are not upheld are not standards. They’re lies.”

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