Cuomo says he's 'not telling my child to ride the subway' in slamming MTA safety

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"You want people on the subways. You can't ignore the reasons why people don't want to go on the subway," Cuomo said during a press briefing in Manhattan, in which he w…
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday insisted many New Yorkers are "afraid" to take the subway —and that he wouldn't tell his own child to ride the rails — in a passionate defense of the MTA's months-long push for more NYPD cops on city transit.

"You want people on the subways. You can't ignore the reasons why people don't want to go on the subway," Cuomo said during a press briefing in Manhattan, in which he was asked to defend his appointed MTA leadership's recent focus on crime and harassment.

"I relate to it because, as you know, I am a New Yorker, born and bred," Cuomo — who has ridden the subway once during the pandemic– told reporters, before appearing to assume the perspective of an average straphanger.

"Don't lie to me. And don't play me as a fool," he said. "'Come on the subway. It's safe!' Oh really. Have you been on the subway? Because I have, and I was scared.'"

"'Tell your child to ride the subway! It's safe!' Yeah, I'm not telling my child to ride the subway, because I'm afraid for my child."

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