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This time last year Andrew Cuomo was letting people know about his Thanksgiving plans. As most of New York was in lockdown, he was going to have dinner with his mother Matilda and two of his daughters at the Governor’s Mansion in Albany.
“My mom is going to come up and two of my girls,” the governor said on a local radio program.
Word quickly spread about the Cuomo family Thanksgiving while the rest of New York was told to stay home.
His spokesperson had to backtrack saying the “Luv Guv” was suddenly going to work through the holiday and would not be seeing anyone.
“But don’t tell his mom! She doesn’t know yet!” he said jokingly.
None of us found it funny.
At that time, Cuomo was riding high on his Emmy award for his fawned over covid briefings, and then the release of his self-congratulatory New York Times bestselling book.
For thousands of us, our Thanksgiving tables would be forever empty without our mothers, fathers or grandparents to celebrate.
And now, a year later, Andrew Cuomo