Transformed: how Covid-19 has been the making of Cuomo

He was previously regarded as ruthless and humourless, but New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the crisis has turned him into an unlikely heartthrob

19th April, 2020
Transformed: how Covid-19 has been the making of Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo, the three-term Democratic governor of New York, is likely to be a presidential contender in 2024

Gay Americans are declaring themselves “Cuomosexuals”. The social media accounts of A-list actresses, singers and celebrities are ablaze with declarations of infatuation. His handling of the Covid-19 outbreak has transformed Andrew Cuomo, New York’s taciturn three-term governor into the unlikeliest of television stars, and a national heart-throb to boot.

Much as Rudy Giuliani became America’s Mayor for his leadership in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, Cuomo has become...

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