President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers."
In remarks Monday night at a fundraiser in upstate New York, Trump said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him. The challenge came as Trump raised money for the re-election of Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney. Trump's visit to Utica marked his first as president to an area he won in 2016.
In response, Cuomo issued a lengthy letter welcoming Trump back to New York, "the progressive capital of the nation." Cuomo also issued the following tweet: "Donald Trump & the NRA - bankrupt bedfellows: literally and morally. Unlike Trump, I'm not afraid to take on the NRA."
A New York native, Trump spent much of the event attacking his home-state governor as well as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who is also thought to have White House ambitions.