Just a few months ago, they were the Three Amigos of political nastiness.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom was launching attacks at President Trump during the fires and power outages last fall. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, engaged in a long public war with the president, was lashing out at the administration’s criticism of the state’s liberal immigration policies.
Blasted first, Trump fired back. The war of words threatened to escalate.
But then, both governors changed strategies at the urging of a mutual friend, and almost immediately, the wars were over. Newsom got what he wanted from Trump and called the president his “partner.” Cuomo met with Trump to cut a deal and left without blasting the president, confident the two could work something out.
“The two governors have found a way to work with President Trump, and he immediately responded positively to that, it’s a lesson,” said Bill White, a friend and advisor to all three. “They found a way to work together from a place of mutual respect,” he told Secrets. read more