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Collected Item: “New York Cuomo Brothers Banter”

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New York Cuomo Brothers Banter

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Who doesn't like to see a little brotherly competition? Here are the Cuomo brothers from New York. Andrew is the governor of the state and his younger brother, Chris, is a television journalist.
During the COVID period, Andrew showed strong leadership and become something of a folk hero and many people watched his daily briefings where he scolded his citizens for misbehaving and also praised them for doing well when they were following the quarantine rules.
The brothers often engaged in competitive banter and it was always entertaining to watch. This clip is about calling Mom and who is Mom's favorite son.

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#Cuomo, #newyork, #governor, #press, #callhome, #humor

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JM Rieger of the Washington Post

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