I’m seeing Governor Cuomo today at The White House. He must understand that National Security far exceeds politics. New York must stop all of its unnecessary lawsuits & harrassment, start cleaning itself up, and lowering taxes. Build relationships, but don’t bring Fredo!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2020
Put succinctly, Trump wants to exclude New York airports from security pre-screening 'Trusted Traveler' programs unless the state drops its 'sanctuary' policy. Sanctuary status ensures that undocumented persons aren't afraid to go to the authorities if they are victims of crime. By keeping immigrants afraid, exploiters and abusers, such as Trump himself, are allowed to exploit and abuse their victims with little fear of their misdeeds coming to light.
Thankfully, our attorney general, Letitia James, isn't having any of it, reminding Trump that he is picking a fight with someone who has no responsibility for the lawsuits against him:
When you stop violating the rights and liberties of all New Yorkers, we will stand down.— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) February 13, 2020
Until then, we have a duty and responsibility to defend the Constitution and the rule of law.
BTW, I file the lawsuits, not the Governor. https://t.co/tsOLeEgiQp
As a New Yorker, I can say that I have had a disdain for and disgust with Trump for decades... we deplored him before it was cool. It's nice to see that Tish James is continuing this grand tradition of dunking on The Donald. Besides, the people being discomfited by this policy are people who can afford regular air travel, so it's not as if the average New Yorker can't wait out this stupid conflict until our attorney general kicks Trump's ass.