Mayor de Blasio Monday accused Gov. Cuomo of politicizing Mother Cabrini amidst ongoing local outrage directed at First Lady Chirlane McCray’s decision to not include a Cabrini statue in a project honoring historically significant New York women.
“God bless him, but again it’s a lot of people out there you know for whatever agendas playing a lot of games,” de Blasio said of Cuomo during a conversation with Fox 5’s Lisa Evers. “It’s not fair to people, it’s not fair to the memory of Mother Cabrini.”
Cuomo on Monday announced he would devote state funds to a Cabrini statue after McCray did not include the Catholic saint in the “She Built NYC” commemorative program.
While Catholics and Italian Americans have called out McCray for bias, de Blasio also told Fox 5 he though their anger was “manufactured.”
“I think it’s a manufactured controversy I think it’s very sad that some people have chosen to do this,” the mayor said.
De Blasio’s Fox 5 interview followed a day spent marching in the Columbus Day Parade, where he was heckled as the “worst mayor ever.”
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