Of all their on-screen moments together, Chris Cuomo and Andrew Cuomo‘s TV chat on Wednesday night may have been their sweetest.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the CNN host and governor of New York’s brotherly antics on television helped to provide some comedic relief through the state’s most challenging times, including when Chris and his family members also contracted the virus. However, in the wake of coronavirus rates falling in New York, phases of reopening unfolding and Andrew ending his daily press briefings, the siblings shared a heartfelt moment on Chris’ eponymous show Wednesday night as they acknowledged each other’s work.
As Chris told his older brother, “Me having you on the show is an unusual thing. We’ve never really done it, but this was an unusual time and there were unusual needs and you stepped up in an unusual way that really was created by a vacuum of power on the federal level. You’re not the only one—there were other governors. You’ve been very good and collaborative with [Larry] Hogan down in Maryland and [Gretchen] Whitmer and [Richard] DeWine and the ones up in the northeast region.”
He continued telling Andrew, “These unusual times have demonstrated some unusual characteristics in people and of course I won’t always be able to keep habing you on this show. It’ll never be seen as fair in people’s eyes and we both get that and that’s ok, that you got plenty of people to talk to.”
Chris pointed out that this month is a “big month” for the brothers as it’s the month of their parent’s anniversary and their late father, Mario Cuomo‘s birthday.