new york governors race 2018

Andrew Cuomo Fails to Read the Room, Which Is Full of Women, to His Delight

Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Governor Andrew Cuomo. Photo: John Lamparski/WireImage

New York governor Andrew Cuomo loves nothing more than an opportunity to play the “big tough Italian guy” — a tendency he took way too far when he decided to open a women’s event by, uh, appearing to flirt with the whole room.

The governor made the cringy opening remarks at a Brooklyn Women for Cuomo event, where he thanked the predominantly female audience not once, but six times after taking the stage but before failing to read the room.

“What a pleasure to be here, one of the few men in a room full of women,” Cuomo said, completely earnestly. “Could be worse, could be worse. Usually, it is worse.”

Being patronizing and downright creepy toward women — perhaps not the best way to win their vote!

Cuomo Says It’s a ‘Pleasure’ to Be In a ‘Room Full of Women’