Ted Cruz and Chris Cuomo took part in a contentious interview during ‘Cuomo Prime Time’ on Wednesday night. When asked about the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cruz chose to deflect and instead discuss New York’s response to the pandemic. Chris Cuomo’s brother, Andrew Cuomo is the governor of New York. Chris ultimately challenged him why he kept discussing a state governor.
“Why don't you talk to the president like you talk to my brother?” asked Chris Cuomo. “Are you afraid he’ll smack you down at home like he did in primaries?” Confused, Cruz sarcastically replied, “Oh yeah, I’m scared of the Cuomos.” Chris Cuomo fired back, “I’m talking about the president. My brother's not the president. I’m talking about the president -- the one who calls you a liar. The one that said your wife is ugly. That guy.”