New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) visited President Trump on Thursday afternoon to try and negotiate the reversal his administration’s new ban on New Yorkers participating in the Global Entry and “trusted traveler” programs, which ease border crossings and airport security lines for enrolled travelers. Cuomo had low hopes, and they were met. The governor’s office and acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said talk will continue.

Before the meeting, Trump floated what appeared to be an offer he hoped New York couldn’t refuse. Cuomo “must understand that National Security far exceeds politics,” he tweeted, an apparent reference to the administration’s purported rationale for blocking New Yorkers from the programs. “New York must stop all of its unnecessary lawsuits & harrassment [sic].” New York Attorney General Letitia James — who won a $2 million settlement from Trump over his canceled family charity and is suing him and his business on multiple fronts, including for his financial records — clapped back.

When you stop violating the rights and liberties of all New Yorkers, we will stand down.

Until then, we have a duty and responsibility to defend the Constitution and the rule of …read more


Source:: The Week – Business

      

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