Cynthia Nixon Says Both Trump and Cuomo Are 'Bullies' and 'You Have to Stand Up' to Them

Actress Cynthia Nixon called her New York primary gubernatorial opponent Andrew Cuomo a "bully" like President Donald Trump and said that the way to deal with both is to "stand up" to them.

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"We've all seen it—Andrew the Bully. He bullies other elected officials; he bullies anyone who criticizes him," Nixon said during a press conference at the Hilton Albany on Monday, according to CNN. "It reminds me of the behavior we see from Donald Trump every day."

"My experience has taught me that there's only one way to deal with a bully," Nixon said. "You have to stand up to him. You have to send a loud, clear message that you will not be bullied."

On Monday, Nixon—a Democrat who starred in Sex in the City and announced her bid to run for governor on March 19—also called Cuomo a bully on Twitter.

"He bullies other elected officials, he bullies anyone who criticizes him & he even bullies the media with his references to your 'small questions,'" Nixon tweeted. "Now his budget bullies our children and families by denying them opportunity."

A spokesperson for Cuomo did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment Tuesday on Nixon calling him a bully.

Nixon didn't elaborate on Trump, who is known to have a hot temper on Twitter and shows little restraint in criticizing his opponents.

While Nixon likened Cuomo to Trump, the men haven't seen eye to eye. Cuomo mid-last year had a message for Trump: "You want to deport immigrants? Start with me because I'm an immigrant."

Cuomo is rumored to be considering a 2020 bid for president, and Trump is gearing his campaign up to seek re-election.

Nixon during the press conference Monday also accused Cuomo, a Democrat, of yielding to the GOP.

"Governor Cuomo will walk out of that room and do what he always does, promise big, get some headlines and ultimately hand over all the power to his buddies in the Republican senate," Nixon said.

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