Does Mayor Bill de Blasio share Governor Andrew Cuomo’s view that their relationship “will be the best relationship between a mayor and governor in modern political history when all is said and done?”
Cuomo and de Blasio do have a long relationship, with de Blasio having worked for Cuomo in the 1990’s at Department of Housing and Urban Development, and there have been moments when Cuomo has looked to de Blasio for assistance. At many other times however, and as have virtually all New York governors and mayors, Cuomo and de Blasio have found themselves at odds. They’ve mostly worked to keep their disagreements and differences out of public view, but those frictions clearly exist.
I asked Mayor de Blasio about Governor Cuomo’s comment today at an unrelated press conference. Here’s how he reacted (hint – the real answer is in the smile):