Ex-Cuomo aide slams governor as ‘snarling attack dog’ who is ‘milking’ pandemic following his book release & Emmy win

AN EX-aide of Andrew Cuomo slammed the governor as a "snarling attack dog" who is "milking" the coronavirus pandemic following his book release and Emmy win on Monday.

Alexis Grenell, Cuomo's former deputy director of intergovernmental affairs, published a scathing column in The Nation titled "The Collapse of the Cuomosexual."

"The Andrew Cuomo New Yorkers know and mostly tolerate, the snarling attack dog who gaslights fellow Democrats and deploys staff to call his female critics 'f**kg idiots," dropped down to Earth last week." she wrote.

"It was a hard landing after a long-distance love affair with a fanbase in a galaxy far, far away."

Grennell then went on to slam the governor for the release of his book, "American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic."

"St. Andrew, our savior of the spring, is now milking his 15 minutes of fame for an extra 30," she wrote.

"The book is an undignified victory lap by the facts-first persona that won him legitimate praise to begin with, underscoring the point that for Cuomo it was always more about presentation than substance."

She continued to lashed out at Cuomo, noting his Emmy Award win for his press conferences during the coronavirus pandemic.

She described it as "genuinely depressing" that the governor is "so eager to be flattered by Ben Stiller," who congratulated him for the award.

"It’s almost hard to remember how he ridiculed two-time Emmy Award–winner Cynthia Nixon back in 2018 for being an unqualified celebrity.

"Turns out he just wanted to trade places all along."

"The self-described ‘cool dude in a loose mood,’ threw a Trump-style tantrum," she said.

She went on to suggest that Cuomo is "more about presentation than substance.

"It's why he and his staff reflexively insult anyone who criticizes his handling of the pandemic or insists on returning to the normal system of democratic governance as Jefferson envisioned it," she said.

Asked about Grenell's comments, Cuomo's senior adviser Richard Azzopardi told the New York Post: "We're focused on the pandemic, not the musings of brand-building political consultants.

"Everyone has a right to an opinion as consistently wrong as they may be."

Cuomo was recently been blasted on social media for hisEmmy award speech, with some even declaring he "should be in jail."

The New York Governor accepted the prized gong for his daily COVID-19 press conferences calling it an "honor and pleasant surprise."

He bagged the Founders Award for his "leadership" during the pandemic and "masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world."

Cuomo was also praised by a number of New York City-based stars including Robert DeNiro and Stiller, who called him inspiring and "tough."

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