The “Cuomo Prime Time” host said anger in politics had been “notched up” in recent years “because it works” in securing votes — and he called President Donald Trump the “captain of capitalizing on this.”
“Now it’s in the media too. Media can be a feedback mechanism for what’s out there. With Trump, it doesn’t create the energy, it harnesses it, turbocharges it, that’s Fox,” he added.
“What are they doing? They’re finding common enemies with their base, encouraging the animosity, using the word ‘unhinged’ a lot,” said Cuomo.
“This is not who we are, not at our best,” he added.
.@ChrisCuomo on the seeming race to the bottom in our political rhetoric:
It’s not just about who we want to be. It’s how we have to be. We are only held together by our respect for the collective. Its what’s in our Constitution… its our cultural creed. Out of many, one. pic.twitter.com/3mxJXtl1G9
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) October 13, 2018