New York Cuomo raises eyebrows with Jewish ‘rhythm’ comment

JULY 2017: Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a rally in New York. He faces a difficult primary challenge this year against ‘Sex and the City” star Cythia Nixon.


Gov. Cuomo on Sunday made fun of the “rhythm” for “our Jewish brothers and sisters” in a speech to a predominantly black Church in Harlem.

Cuomo lost on the daring terrain of the religious humor and stereotypes, during the meeting at Mount Neboh Baptist Church for the invitation, thanked to speak.

“I want you to know, as a matter of full disclosure, I am a Catholic. Catholics basically believe the same doctrines, the faith of the Baptists,” he said. “We just do it, without the rhythm. But we will try it. We are not so devoid of rhythm, because some of our Jewish brothers and sisters.”

Cuomo fluctuate even some of the off-beat Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf, a former campaign consultant, who is Jewish, who sat in the front row wearing a yarmulke.

“I was just Mr. Sheinkopf here in the first row moved to the music,” Cuomo said, was political, be ordained, who, as an Orthodox Rabbi in 2011.

“It was ugly, I’m going to tell you the truth,” assured the Governor.

Sheinkopf — who said he was in the Church, because he fell for his works pastor, the Rev. Johnnie Green and his mobilizing preachers and communities, the advocacy group, the idea of Cuomo joke flat.

“There was not a laugh a lot of people, but I didn’t feel humiliated,” he told The Post.

Sheinkopf also noted mockingly: “He is the Governor. He is now in charge of American dancing”.

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