Cynthia Nixon: Andrew Cuomo Was ‘Celebrity’ Candidate When He First Ran for Governor Too

‘I believe so much in New York, and I believe that we’re a real, progressive bastion here’

Nixon: Andrew Cuomo Was ‘Celebrity’ Candidate When He First Ran for Governor Too (The Washington Free Beacon)

Cynthia Nixon addressed criticism of merely being a celebrity candidate for Governor of New York Wednesday by saying Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) was a "celebrity" when he first ran for the position himself.

Appearing on "The Wendy Williams Show," the "Sex and the City" star and liberal activist said President Donald Trump's election in 2016 was the "wakeup call" that inspired her run for the Democratic nomination.

"I love New York," she said. "And I believe so much in New York, and I believe that we're a real, progressive bastion here, and I have to say that for me, the election of Donald Trump was a real wakeup call, as it was a wakeup call for women across the country, that if we don't like the direction our government is going in, we have to step up and we have to get involved like never before."

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