He says he’s not running for president, but Gov. Cuomo will be getting more involved in national issues.
Cuomo was elected the top Democrat to serve on the National Governors Association starting in mid-2019 and will become vice chair of the NGA beginning Aug. 1. The chairs and vice chairs from each party are selected on a rotating basis and a Republican will serve as the next chairman.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, is the current chairman through July. Cuomo also will continue to serve another term as DGA’s policy chairman.
Former New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie had served as chairman of the NGA, using it to raise his national profile preceding his own failed bid for the presidency in 2016.
Cuomo, who was easily re-elected to a third term last month, was selected by his fellow Democrats in the Democratic Governors Association on Saturday.
“The NGA is a critical platform to bring together bipartisan views and forge a path forward for our country at a time of deep political divide,” Cuomo said.
“I look forward to working with governors nationwide to enact meaningful change for the entire country.”
Cuomo last week ruled out running for president in 2020.
He also met with President Trump last week to discuss funding for the Gateway tunnel project — after months of slamming Trump on the campaign trail and in TV ads as a divisive figure who’s moving the country in the wrong direction.
Despite political differences, Trump and Cuomo have known each other for decades and the president told The Post last week they “like each other.”
Andrew Cuomo’s law firm even represented then-developer Trump when his father, Mario Cuomo, was governor.
“I ran for governor, I have a full plate, I have many projects. I’m going to be here doing the job of governor,” Cuomo said during a WNYC interview last week. “I am governor of New York and I have a lot to do.”
While on the campaign trail, Cuomo had said he would serve another four-year term as governor, with one exception. “The only caveat is if God strikes me dead,” he said.
“Nothing has changed in my calculus,” Cuomo said.
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